This weekend, MGK celebrates the 50th anniversary of The Doors, ‘Light My Fire’ hitting #1.  With the song vaulting up the charts, The Doors were asked to play Ed Sullivan in 1967.
Less than an hour before they went on, they were asked by one of the show’s producers to change the line ‘Girl, we couldn’t get much HIGHER’ to ‘Girl, we couldn’t get much BETTER’.  There’s a few different depictions and explanations as to what happened next, as members of The Doors and the Sullivan Show gave different accounts. Hear what Ray Manzarek remembers, see the actual footage & how The Doors movie depicted the event. 


Ray Manzarek reminces about their Sullivan show appearance.

Ray Manzarek of The Doors reminisces about The Ed Sullivan Show - Ray Manzarek, founding member and keyboardist of The Doors talking about their controversial performance on The Ed Sullivan Show of September 17th, 1967. The Doors were asked to change the lyric "get much higher" of their hit song Light My Fire.




The Doors on Ed Sullivan


THE DOORS "Light My Fire" on The Ed Sullivan Show - Performed on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on September 17, 1967. Available on "Ed Sullivan's Rock & Roll Classics", "The Very Best of The Ed Sullivan Show Vol. 1" and "Rock'n'Roll Forever" DVDs at



The Doors Movie depiction