Bob Dylan at a rehearsal for The Ed Sullivan Show. He dropped out before the broadcast when network executives would not let him sing “Talkin’ John Birch Society Paranoid Blues”. As it turned out, Dylan never did appear on the Sullivan Show.
Bob Dylan rehearsed “Talkin’ John Birch Paranoid Blues” for the Ed Sullivan Show in New York City on May 12, 1963. After a request he sing an alternate song, due to the politic nature of the song, Dylan left the studio and never appeared on the broadcast.