Broadcast from Studio 8H at NBC’s headquarters in the GE Building, Saturday Night Live began its thirty-ninth season on September 28, 2013, making it one of the longest-running network television programs in the United States.
An incredible amount of talent performed on the stage at Studio 8H including:
Paul Simon, Art Garfunkel, Randy Newman, Phoebe Snow, Joe Cocker, John Sebastian, Carly Simon, Leon Russell, James Taylor, Boz Scaggs, The Band, George Harrison, The Kinks, Santana, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Tina Turner, The Cult, Eminem, Coldplay, Foo Fighters, Korn, Neil Young and hundreds of others.
On October 3, 1992, Sinéad O’Connor was scheduled to appear, performing an a cappella performance of Bob Marley’s “War”. During the live show, O’Connor altered the “War” lyric “fight racial injustice” to “fight child abuse” as a protest against the cases of sexual abuse in the Roman Catholic Church. She presented a photo of Pope John Paul II while singing the word “evil”, before tearing the image into pieces and saying “Fight the real enemy”.
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