Robert Arthur, Man Behind the Music on 'The Ed Sullivan Show,' Dies at 89
by Mike BarnesCourtesy of Robert Arthur
From left: Robert Arthur, producer Bob Precht and Ed Sullivan in 1968 on the set of the variety show.
The songwriter-composer worked with all the artists, including The Rolling Stones, and adjusted the lyrics to "Let's Spend the Night Together."
Robert Arthur, the longtime music coordinator on The Ed Sullivan Show who famously tweaked the lyrics to "Let's Spend the Night Together" so The Rolling Stones could perform in 1967 on the iconic CBS variety show, has died. He was 89.
Arthur died Jan. 21 at his Topanga Canyon home in Los Angeles, his wife, Jeanne, told The Hollywood Reporter.