* ColbertBump: Music/TheBeatles and Elvis both caused ''mutual'' {{Colbert Bump}}s, with the show and the musicians both becoming more popular after their appearance.
* HeyItsThatGuy: A 16-year old Davy Jones appeared in the play Oliver the same night The Beatles made their American debut. He would later be known three years later as one of Music/TheMonkees.
* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Music/BobDylan was slated to make his first nationwide television appearance on the show in 1963, but walked out when the show's producers told him he couldn't sing his intended song, "Talkin' John Birch Paranoia Blues", due to its then-controversial references to communism.
* WriterRevolt: When Music/TheDoors performed "Light My Fire", they were told to change the line "Girl, we couldn't get much higher" due to its [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs alleged drug reference]]. The band eventually relented, and performed it accordingly in rehearsal, only for Jim Morrison to [[SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome sing the original line on the air]].