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The Doors' Summer of Love

Martin Aston, MOJO, Summer 2007

ED SULLIVAN has an awful lot to answer for. It's a delicious irony that the stiff-necked, neo-conservative host of The Ed Sullivan Show, the country's longest-running variety show and Sunday night family-viewing institution, hated the new rock'n'roll that was igniting a cultural riot across the country but he needed its credibility to drive up his ratings against his broadcast rivals.

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