(presented by e talk) Elvis shakes his pelvis (1956) He's the man that changed the face of music forever, but however much the teens of the day adored him, the establishment was suspicious of what they deemed his lascivious ways. The New York Times is reported to have stated that "when Presley executes his bumps and grinds, it must be remembered ... that even the twelve-year-old's ... curiosity may be over-stimulated." While another renowned publication wrote that popular music "has reached its lowest depths in the 'grunt and groin' antics of one Elvis Presley." Some called his actions "sexual self-gratification on stage" and "a strip-tease with clothes on" while one state judge went so far as to call Presley a "savage," threatening to arrest him if he shook his body while performing in his jurisdiction. Jerry Lee Lewis marries his cousin (December 12th, 1957) The musician's questionable personal life was hidden from the public until 1958 when reporters finally learned that the then-23-year-old had married Myra Gale Brown, his thirteen-year-old second cousin twice removed. The public response to the revelation became so intense it forced Lee Lewis to cancel the balance of his tour for the year. And as a result of his nefarious nuptials Lee Lewis was all but dispatched the to the trash heap of music history. John Lennon says "More popular than Jesus." (March 4th, 1966) Lennon, while being interviewed for the London Evening Standard by a friend made a flippant comment that would eventually become one of his most unforgettable: "Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink.... I don't know what will go first, rock 'n' roll or Christianity. We're more popular than Jesus now. Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me." Despite its inflammatory nature, the piece ran to little fanfare until five months later when an American teen rag caught wind of the remarks and put part of it on the cover of its current issue. A firestorm of protest erupted across the American South and Midwest and conservative groups staged public burnings of Beatles records and memorabilia. In a fitting response to the inane outcry, the Beatles allegedly retorted, "They've got to buy them first before they burn 'em." Jim Morrison says "higher" on "The Ed Sullivan Show" (September 17th, 1967) As The Doors prepared for their critical appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1967 they were approached by the CBS network censors demanding that Morrison change the lyrics to "Light My Fire" by altering the line, "Girl, we couldn't get much higher" to, "Girl, we couldn't get much better." However, Morrison sang the original line, and on live television with no delay. Reportedly, Sullivan was incensed and refused to shake hands with any of the band. Legend tells that the band was told they would never do "The Ed Sullivan Show" again and Morrison replied, "So what? We just did the Ed Sullivan Show."