In 1955 Bo Diddley is banned from The Ed Sullivan Show

He made the choice of singing his song “Bo Diddley”

In 1955 Bo Diddley is banned from The Ed Sullivan Show

Bo Diddley became the first Rock Star to be banned from The Ed Sullivan Show when on November 20th, 1955 he defied Ed Sullivan by singing his song “Bo Diddley” instead of the demanded “Sixteen Tons”. The successful TV Show, despite helping promoting the growth of Rock music, often imposed strict rules for artists to perform, among some of the most popular acts that were banned or censored by the show were Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, The Doors and The Rolling Stones.

Watch the Bo Diddley’s performance at The Ed Sullivan Show in 1955

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