Robert Arthur, Man Behind the Music on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ Dies at 89

Written by on January 28, 2018


There were many times Ed Sullivan (the TV host from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s) didn’t want artists to perform the songs that they wanted to do, or at least change the lyrics. (Think Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley and The Doors). When Ed made that decision, he sent in Robert Arthur to re-write the lyrics to suit Ed and the network censors.

Robert has passed away at the age of 89. But his career didn’t end there.

Our condolences to his family and friends.

RIP Robert. Did you really think Jim Morrison would listen? We know, you were just doing your job.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/robert-arthur-dead-man-behind-music-ed-sullivan-show-was-89-1078785

Robert Arthur, Man Behind the Music on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show,’ Dies at 89

The songwriter-composer worked with all the artists, including The Rolling Stones, and adjusted the lyrics to “Let’s Spend the Night Together.”


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