- how their act was really less about politics than about the witty banter between two clever siblings;
- how they recorded one of their albums at the Crystal Palace in St. Louis in 1962;
- how CBS, which fired the brothers in 1969, demanded more controversy from them when they returned to the network for another series in the 1980s;
- the classic performance of “My Generation” by The Who, followed by some explosive pyrotechnics that caused Pete Townsend’s permanent hearing loss (as seen in the documentary “The Kids Are Alright”);
- Tommy playing guitar with John Lennon on “Give Peace A Chance” in which one of them had to give the other one lessons in how to play it correctly;
- why The Smothers Brothers have such a hard time getting booked on Letterman, Leno, etc.
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