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TheYancey

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You have all heard of the time that The Doors / Jim Morrison pissed of Ed Sullivan by not changing the lyrics in "Light My Fire" when they appeared on his show. That wasn't the first time that had happened. Buddy Holly did it, and on Nov. 20, 1955, Bo Diddley did it.
 
Bo was appearing on The Ed Sullivan Show and Sullivan told him that he wanted him to play Tennessee Ernie Ford's hit "Sixteen Tons". Bo agreed, obviously to keep Sullivan happy. When it came time for his performance, he instead played the song he was actually there to promote, his own hit "Bo Diddley." Sullivan was furious and blackballed Diddley from ever appearing on the show again.
 
Bo has claimed that he was never paid for the performance.
Here's the performance, 66 years ago tonight.
 
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