October 11, 1975 ~ SNL is born

October 11, 1975 ~ SNL is born

Dick Ebersol fashioned the idea. Lorne Michaels brought it to life. And everything changed.

Saturday Night – a title later changed to Saturday Night Live – makes its debut on NBC with host George Carlin. Music is a big part of the show, and the first episode features two musical guests performing two songs each: Janis Ian doing “At Seventeen” and “In the Winter,” and Billy Preston playing “Nothing from Nothing” and “Fancy Lady.”

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