I remember the SNL Samurai Stockbroker from October 1976 where Belushi hit Buck with the sword. His next skit, he had a bandaid on his forehead. In fact, the rest of the show, the whole cast had a bandaide on their foreheads …
Celisse Henderson, took the opportunity to pay tribute to the legendary guitarist Sister Rosetta Tharpe.
Henderson appeared alongside Lizzo for a slightly altered intro to her smash, “Truth Hurts,” picking out a crackling version of the song’s lead melody on a cream-colored Gibson SG Custom — just like the kind Tharpe used to play. Henderson topped it all off with a guitar strap emblazoned with the word “Sister.”
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.”
“Yeah, man, I was ripped off by the whole group, and the whole group got a behind kicking coming to them when I see ’em. I been lookin’ for them boys since 1962, and that’s why they got that around-the-clock security in their house, ’cause they know that when Clarence Walker find ‘em, he gonna take a chunk out of their behind.”