Elvis gets kicked off SNL … 

December 17, 1977 ~ Elvis Costello gets banned from Saturday Night Live when he halts his performance of “Less Than Zero” and plays the searing “Radio Radio” instead.

Costello’s career, as he shows that he is willing to defy the media in the interest of his art.

All is forgiven by 1989, when the ban is lifted and Costello is welcomed as the musical guest on the March 25 show hosted by Mary Tyler Moore. Ten years later, he does a send-up of the incident when during the SNL 25th Anniversary show, he interrupts the Beastie Boys performance and leads them through a reprise of “Radio Radio.”

 

 

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