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Ed Sullivan Show

The Ed Sullivan Show is an American TV variety show that originally ran on CBS from Sunday June 20, 1948 to Sunday June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan.

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Today in 1964 The Beach Boys appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show for the first time performing "I Get Around".
I find it insane that W.C. Handy lived to see Elvis on the Ed Sullivan show.
The Ed Sullivan Show predates me by a decade. Merlin Olsen by 5, and I was 3 when Lonesome Dove came out. Ancient history.
They’re doing I Want You Back complete with dance from Ed Sullivan show. I’m dead.
This 1956 animated short about the H-bomb appeared on the *Ed Sullivan Show.*. v:
JACKSON 5 "ABC" on The Ed Sullivan Show via You can learn American English with Michael
There will be a tribute to the Ed Sullivan Show at the Temple Theatre on Saturday (7:30p). You'll hear hits from...
Get your tickets today for the Ed Sullivan Tribute Show on October 23rd and 24th!.
Taylor's small venue shows are always A+ just like On The Seine and Wonderstruck show at Ed Sullivan Theatre in 2012
Been a fan of this amazing family & the matriarch since they hit The ED Sullivan Show. Long before Michael went solo. Congrats
Marines Don and Phil Everly performed "Crying in the Rain" on the Ed Sullivan Show in '62!
Yeah the famous Gibson's from the legendary, "Ed Sullivan Show"appearance I wondered
This reminds me of the 1960s when I saw Tiny Tim live on the Ed Sullivan Show in NYC. He played the ukulele!!
- Light My Fire - 1967 performance on the Ed Sullivan Show
1967, Jim Morrison breaks promise not to say "Girl, we couldn't get much higher" on Ed Sullivan Show
Do you remember Buddy Holly. You can listen to the performance that was on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Why did we get talking about the Ed Sullivan show after that.
Very classy signage going up on the Ed Sullivan Theater for the new Late Show.
Who care about the Ed Sullivan show appearance it's going to be lit at the Hard Rock in NYC
WATCH: 50 years ago the Beatles performed six songs on the Ed Sullivan Show
The Beatles rehearse for their second appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show February 1964
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at Ed Sullivan Theater. Signage is up.
Jane was on Ed Sullivan over 50 times and I can't even find one show
Cilla Black singing "September in the rain" live at The Ed Sullivan show, 1965 via
Giant "COLBERT" letters being installed at the Ed Sullivan Theater. Can't wait for this show!
Stephen Colbert gives GQ an exclusive look at renovations of the Ed Sullivan Theater
The Beatles driving a horse & cart around Central Park the day before their Ed Sullivan Show appearance in 1964.
1964 one of the most prolific bands ever opened their first US Tour today-6 months after an appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Name them.
I added a video to a playlist Tom Jones - "It's Not Unusual" on The Ed Sullivan Show
Get an exclusive sneak peek at renovation of the Ed Sullivan Theater
Tombaugh Regio ? Wasn't that a puppet on the Ed Sullivan Show?
The Beatles. 50 years ago this February, 2014, watched them on the Ed Sullivan Show for the very fir
Rare Beatles autographed 'Ed Sullivan Show' postcard to be auctioned
The chick sitting next to lady w the glasses was step-mother Beatles first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show
A: Charles Laughton hosted the Ed Sullivan Show during Elvis Presley's first appearance.
When Elvis Presley appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, Ed was recuperating from an arm injury and the host was Charles Laughton.
I called my grandma's cellphone just to ask about the Ed Sullivan show. Asfksksl the only thing she has is the tv she watched it on. WHY.
Just a young pup, Linz! So sorry you missed seeing the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show.
My grandma remembers seeing Michael on the Ed Sullivan show when she was 10, and seeing Whitney on the Merv Griffin show when she was 23. 😭
Elvis Presley gets made up for his first appearance on the “Ed Sullivan Show”, September 9, 1956.
wasn't it Ed Sullivan from the 60's TV demanded bands don't play live on his show?
Me gustó un video de The Best of The Supremes on The Ed Sullivan Show
Today in 1964 Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
June 7 1964 : Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas make their American TV debut on the Ed Sullivan Show on CBS.
RIP Anne Meara. What a talent through the years! Old timers like me still remember your days on the Ed Sullivan Show ht…
Moms Mabley (1894-1975), comedian on the Smothers Brothers and Ed Sullivan Show, performed in androgynous clothing and had girlfriends.
5/12/63 walked out of the Ed Sullivan Show over song "John Birch Society Blues"
May 12 1963 : Bob Dylan invited to appear on TV’s Ed Sullivan Show refuses when he is forbidden to sing Talking John Birch Society Blues.
posing for their first appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show" 02/09/64
Remember that guy on the Ed Sullivan show that would spin the plates on poles? He had nothing on these yahoos.
maybe do ed Sullivan show now, really big show. Sabotage noise made from wooden shoes. azymous azygous Aztec azure. Alfred Hitchcock
i'm glad that jimmy fallon and seth meyers as the two least funny SNL cast members became talk show hosts. great job ed sullivan is smiling
Photoset: Diana Ross and the Supremes sing “Someday We’ll Be Together“ on the Ed Sullivan Show on December...
Please show a picture of Ed Sullivan next to the Lucy statue, I think it's a better match! LOL
Am I the only one?. When I was a child, I can remember watching the Ed Sullivan show and I thought the people I...
The Kinks - You Really Got Me: This is a classic early TV appearance by The Kinks on the famous Ed Sullivan show.
And this is why they never should've allowed Elvis to shake his hips on the Ed Sullivan Show... Downhill roll to now
sounds like you are jealous buddy Tiger lifted the game of golf he's was in the ed Sullivan show has a you kid
Ed Sullivan with Janis Joplin when she appeared on his show on March 16, 1969.
just swing the *** club like you did on the Ed Sullivan show ! Enough of the technical BS
Hulkamania happened in 1964 after Hulk Hogan performed on the Ed Sullivan Show.
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played Carnegie literally after appearance on Ed Sullivan Show. BRILLIANT! Made my day
Bo Diddley on The Ed Sullivan Show. The first black performer to be on it. 1957.
The Beatles performing in front of 73 million viewers on 'The Ed Sullivan Show' in 1964
Elvis gets vaccinated against polio on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1956.
Time Life home video subsidiary StarVista Entertainment May 12 will release The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show, a…
"The Beatles during their first appearance on US television, at Ed Sullivan Show😭😭💟
If the "Ed Sullivan Show" was still on, it would be over now. So would "The Wonderful World of Disney" and Mutual...
for the song of the week we are going to go back to an Ed Sullivan Sunday night show which featured The Doors.
Did you also know that Davy Jones performed on the same Ed Sullivan show as the Beatles in 1964.
On this day in 1964.the Searchers appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show as the first British Invasion group to...
Feb 9 1964- The Beatles make their 1st appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before an audience of 73 million viewers
I loved the Beatles,I was 10 when they came to America and Mom let me watch them on The Ed Sullivan Show!
April 5, 1964: THE SEARCHERS, from Liverpool, UK, make their US TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show, playing the...
Today in 1964: The Searchers make their US television debut, singing "Needles and Pins" on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show.
Robert Burns Jr., 64, First Lynyrd Skynyrd Drummer - took up drumming after watching the Beatles on Ed Sullivan Show
I remember when a friend of mine didn't think The Peanuts ever showed up on the Ed Sullivan Show, like they weren't good enough or somethin
There are shows and shiws. Ed Sullivan had a really big shiw. A shiw is better than a show. 😘
*** Dale was the first rock guitarist to play on The Ed Sullivan Show? Hear ***
Man I wish the Ed Sullivan show was on Netflix.
1971: The last original episode of "The Ed Sullivan Show" airs after 23 seasons.
Listening to a song ("Jean") sung by Rod McKuen on the Ed Sullivan show, I just happened to discover he only...
Watching The Best of the Ed Sullivan Show on Fox. Living the dream. "You're just too good to be true." 🎶
As a father, I knew the J5 were a gift from God. The magic moment was the Ed Sullivan Show. Millions watched at home in amazement.
50 Years Ago The Beatles played on the Ed Sullivan Show. Celebrate with us!.
Pretty sure I'm the only person watching the Ed Sullivan show in school
“This picture was taken when we first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show last year.Notice George’s happy grin!”- RS
*learns about Ed Sullivan show*. *immediately thinks of Bye Bye Birdie*. *cries*
As Ed Sullivan would say - It's goin' to be a really BIG show!
I will never forget seeing E on the Ed Sullivan Show.
T-Pain's mixtape drops Friday! This is the most exciting thing to happen to the music world since the Beatles played the Ed Sullivan Show
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oh midnight DST on my birthday and mom & I are watching the Doors perform on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1967
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Spending my night watching the PBS special "Great Broadway Musical Moments from the Ed Sullivan Show". This theater nerd is so happy. ❤️
Photoset: Michelle eating a banana during the performance of California Dreamin’ on the Ed Sullivan Show,...
"Great Broadway Musical Moments From the Ed Sullivan Show" at 6 starts a block of special, back-to-back music shows:
mag tells me 106M watched M*A*S*H finale in 1983 vs. 73M who watched on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. Interesting.
George Harrison nearly missed the Beatles' first Ed Sullivan show, because he'd come down with the flu.
Why watch O'Reilly, Hardball, Survivor, American Idol when you can watch Great Broadway Moments on PBS. Now...
There's a special on the Ed Sullivan show on. Aka im glued to the TV.
Great Broadway musical moments from the Ed Sullivan show awesome!
that was the intro to the Ed Sullivan show Lol
"I wouldnt have Elvis Presley on my show at any time" (Ed Sullivan early 1956). "And now here is Elvis Presley!" (Ed Sullivan October 1956)
The Ed Sullivan Show had many great music performances. Take a look at some of the best Broadway moments featured on the show.
Today in 1964, The Beatles appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show", still the most watched single TV show in US history
"Thank you for your request for tickets for the Ed Sullivan Show & REH" '64.
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Still get emotional every time I watch The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show 😍
Leslie Gore - It,s My Party and She,s a Fool on the Ed Sullivan Show (1963): via
1964 Beatle Mania begins. Fab Four appear on the Ed Sullivan Show. More from
Today marks the 51st. anniversary of The first Ed Sullivan Show appearance.
If the Ed Sullivan Show was still on, this chick could make a fortune.
Leslie Gore was on the Ed Sullivan Show in the summer of 1970. My grandfather asked if I thought she was attractive. I said no. He said yes
Rock Calendar 2-16-64: In Miami Beach, The Beatles make their second live appearance on Ed Sullivan Show, exactly one week after the first
Janis Joplin and the Kozmic Blues Band performing on the Ed Sullivan Show, 1969.
George and John, the Ed Sullivan Show, 1964 - The via
Before Elvis there was nothing-John Lennon. It all began when I saw Elvis on the Ed Sullivan Show-
John Lennon During a break from the Ed Sullivan Show. February 09, 1964 - the via
Today In Rock History – January 6 1924 – Vocalist and 5 string banjo virtuoso, Earl Scruggs, was born today. 1946 – Singer, guitarist and founding member for Pink Floyd, Syd Barrett, was born today. 1953 – Rhythm guitarist for AC/DC, Malcolm Young, was born today. 1957 – Elvis Presley made his last appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show" in New York City. 1958 – Gibson guitars introduces the Flying V guitar. 1976 – The album, "Frampton Comes Alive", was released by Herb Alpert's A&M Records in the U.S. 1977 – Stone City Attractions presents Rush, Artful Dodger and Leslie West at the Music Hall in Houston, TX. 1993 – Trumpet player and band leader, Dizzy Gillespie (John Birks Gillespie), died today. 1996 – Stone City Attractions presents Ozzy Osbourne, Korn and Life of Agony at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. 2006 – Singer, Lou Rawls, died today. 2007 – Pedal steel guitarist and co-founder of the Flying Burrito Brothers, Pete “Sneaky Pete” Kleinow, died today. 2009 - The iTunes M ...
Elvis Presley - January 6th 1957, Warwick Hotel, New York (His last show on the Ed Sullivan Show)
I have this song stuck in my head again -- I want to share the pain :-) Christmas hippo changed life for Oklahoma 10-year-old By Janelle Stecklein CNHI Oklahoma Reporter CITY — Most children ask for a puppy for Christmas, but Gayla Peevey wanted something larger — a certain temperamental beast that lives in Africa’s Nile River and wouldn’t even fit in her garage. While most children would consider asking Santa Claus for their gift, the precocious 10-year-old found the perfect outlet for her message — the insanely popular "Ed Sullivan Show," thanks to her record label, Columbia. So, just before Christmas 1953, the young Oklahoman sang what would become that year's top Christmas song, “I Want A Hippopotamus for Christmas.” “I want a hippopotamus for Christmas. Only a hippopotamus will do. I don’t want a doll, no dinky Tinkertoy. I want a hippopotamus to play with and enjoy,” she sang in a voice filled with sass. And Oklahomans took her at her word. After hearing that Peevey wanted a hipp ...
Right now am watching Miracle on 34th Street! Prior to that was watching an advertisement for Time-Life DVD's of the Ed Sullivan Show! An incredible variety show! Some of the entertainers I knew such as Elvis and Gene Autry but some I had never heard of! Still, I want my childhood back! So I'm re-doing it and doing what I want! I didn't know his show was on for 22 years! Geez! Some of the people I had heard of I didn't remember how they looked such as Gene Autrey!
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Ringo Starr grins while playing the drums during the Beatles' performance on the Ed Sullivan Show in
KLBB presents This Day In Music History! In 1961, the Everly Brothers reported for duty at Camp Pendleton in southern California after joining the Marine Corps Reserves. By enlisting together, the brothers ensured that they would not be drafted - and separated. One of their few performances during their Marine Corps service was an on-leave appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, in mid-February 1962,
Are you smarter than a 60 year old? THIS MAY BE HARDER THAN YOU MAY THINK. THE ANSWERS WILL BE ON THE TIP OF YOUR TONGUE, BUT YOU JUST CAN'T QUITE REMEMBER THE CORRECT ANSWER DON'T LOOK BELOW FOR THE ANSWERS UNTIL YOU HAVE TRIED TO FIGURE IT OUT. A TEST FOR 'OLDER' KIDS. I was picky who I sent this to. It had to be those who might actually remember. So have some fun my sharp-witted friends. This is a test for us 'older kids'! The answers are printed below, (after the questions) but don't cheat! answer them first. * 01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind?_. 02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964, we all watched them on The _ _ Show. 03. 'Get your kicks, __ _ _.' 04. 'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to _ _ _.' 05. 'In the jungle, the mighty jungle, _ _ _ _.' 06. After t ...
The lovely and talented Elle Fanning (breezes her way into the Ed Sullivan Theater for tonight's show.
Did you know there is a 78 yr old parrot at Jungle Gardens that performed on the Ed Sullivan show?
7 Pictures Added | Amy Sedaris - Celebrities outside the Ed Sullivan Theater for 'Late Show with...
Actually, The Ed Sullivan Show more like 74 million, the largest TV audience up to that point. And almost half the population of America.
Saw Elvis on your bio- Can't help but share this Ed Sullivan show clip …
All I did as a kid was watch the Ed Sullivan show re-runs, no regrets
Remember when Black people used 2 gather round the TV becuz The Supremes or Marvin Gaye was on Ed Sullivan show. How times changed
Sammy Davis Jr. tearing it up on Drums AND vibes on the Ed Sullivan show January 6, 1963. Amazing!!
This Finebaum live Iron Bowl call-in will be the greatest piece of television since the hay day of The Ed Sullivan Show.
Can't wait for the to provide FactCheck for old episodes of Seinfeld & Ed Sullivan...Cosby show.
Getting ready to go inside the Ed Sullivan Theatre for the Late Show with David Letterman!
George Harrison was very sick during The Ed Sullivan Show debut and was suffering from a bad case of strep throat.
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I have loved the Beatles since I first saw them on the Ed Sullivan show!
The Beatles landing in NYC to perform on the Ed Sullivan show
I'm actually really enjoying this ed sullivan show dvd box set infomercial
Do you realize there were only 4 years between The Beatles' debut on the Ed Sullivan Show and the White Album?
I met George's sister Lou, Gave me this photo..Backstage at The Ed Sullivan Show..
Yeah I'm so old that on Sunday nights as a kid we watched Lassie, My Favorite Martian, and the Ed Sullivan Show. Awesome …
James Brown on the Ed Sullivan Show. you've gotta watch this doc: MR. DYNAMITE: THE RISE OF JAMES BROWN
Neil Patrick Harris, who has made no secret of his desire to host an Ed Sullivan Show-esque variety series, finally has a taker: NBC. The network announced this afternoon it is bringing five-time E...
1968, the Ed Sullivan Show on CBS-TV featured 18-year old Mary Hopkin singing her UK hit (in the US) “Those Were the Days.”
Music from N.Diamond, Ed Sullivan Show, the Lawrence Welk Show, & a ton of Broadway musical soundtracks. Still some to go through.
Had no idea Steve Spurrier was on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Photo: 1957, New York– Elvis Presley Rehearsing at the Maxine Elliot Theater for the Ed Sullivan Show.
Part 1 of my interview with Bob Newhart prior to his appearance in Sarasota on Feb. 24, 2011. In this segment Bob talks about being on the Ed Sullivan Show. ...
The special tribute that aired on CBS on the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first Ed Sullivan Show appearance has received six Emmy Award nominations. Paul and Ringo performed on the night alongside Stevie Wonder, Katy Perry, John Mayer, Alicia Keys, Dhani Harrison with Joe Walsh and Jeff Lynne, Pharrell Williams and many others
Sunday nights have a really relaxed and let go kind of feeling. As a child, I used to watch the Ed Sullivan Show (please don't count up the years). Hope your Sunday evening gives you an opportunity to relax and renew!
Watching CNN The Sixties-memories! Nothing funnier that Carol Burnett, Harvey Korman & Tim Conway! Watched The Twilight Zone & would be too scared to walk upstairs to my room; often slept on couch! The Beatles on Ed Sullivan Show was the best! Fun to go back to the 60s~~even if just for an hour!
Today in Rock & Roll: Births 1927: Al Fairweather 1928: Vic Damone 1941: Chick Corea 1941: Roy Harper 1942: Len Barry 1943: Reg Presley (The Troggs) 1948: Barry Bailey (Atlanta Rhythm Section) 1951: Brad Delp (Boston) 1951: Bun E. Carlos (Cheap Trick) Events 1959: Sam Cooke insists on racially integrated seating for tonight's dual-headlining show with Jackie Wilson in Norfolk, VA. 1961: Frankie Avalon begins a 12-day tour of South America, one of the first rock tours to play on the continent. 1962: Brenda Lee dislocates her neck while performing at the Latin Casino in Cherry Hill, NJ, and is hospitalized; one year later to the day, the teen idol finally graduates from the showbiz-friendly high school Hollywood Professional. 1965: Sonny and Cher make their US television debut, singing "Just You" on ABC-TV's American Bandstand. 1966: The Dave Clark Five break a record by becoming the first rock band to make 12 appearances on CBS-TV's Ed Sullivan Show. 1968: Elvis Presley's 27th film, Speedway, starring Nanc ...
Since Peter N Kosta mentioned Ed Sullivan, do you know these acts that appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show? :-)
Does anybody remember this guy from the 'Ed Sullivan Show' days?
Chinese propaganda poster, 1971: Red Army Drill Team performs on Ed Sullivan Show, bringing glory to the Motherland.
Thinking of the old fashioned "Sunday" growing up. We were not allowed to play with friends on Sunday. It was a quiet day that started out with Mass, and ended with the Ed Sullivan Show. There was individual sized frozen Jeno's pizza for lunch and oven baked chicken, baked potatoes and a random vegetable for dinner. ( I say random because that was the day my Mother would sneak in lima beans or beets thinking the food odds were in her favor and we would eat them.) After dinner, which was often in the formal dining room on Sundays, my parents would linger EXTRA long over coffee.I loved getting the good dishes out of the china cabinet and setting that table. It was a day of reading, loafing and Sunday afternoon movies.( Abbot and Costello or a musical...Oklahoma comes to mind. And oh, that was all in black and white.) I didn't know then how changed our family would become. I am grateful for this memory and for the rules of simpler times! : ) " And that is all I have to say about THAT!"
This isn't the Ed Sullivan Show but it sure is fun when the temp is 95 at 8:00 pm. Susan LOVES the Beatles!
1965 Epiphone Texan. This is the real deal made in Kalamazoo, MI at the Gibson factory. All original with the exception of the non-adjustable ivory saddle in place of the plastic adjustable kludge that typically kept these instruments from sounding their best. Paul McCartney used the left-handed version of this when he debuted "yesterday" on the Ed Sullivan Show the same year. It is structurally sound and given its age, in very nice cosmetic condition. There is one repaired/stable crack on the top and the lower/original frets show some wear. An under-saddle pick-up is installed. Pictured Martin case included. $3300.00 + shipping/insurance from Seattle WA. those interested should message me.
Reminisce with legendary performances from the Ed Sullivan Show on Ed Sullivan's Rock and Roll Classics at 7 tonight.
Moment in Time: June 5, 1956 - Elvis Presley shakes up U.S. TV viewers In photos: was not quite prepared for the sexy beast that was Elvis Presley in the summer of 1956. The future king of rock 'n' roll had already appeared on NBC's The Milton Berle Show three months earlier, but he lost the guitar for his return visit. In a raucous rendition of Hound Dog, Presley swivelled his hips madly and cradled the mike stand like a lover. Before the show wrapped, the NBC switchboard was flooded with angry callers. The next day, New York Daily News reviewer Ben Gross deemed Presley's performance "suggestive and vulgar, tinged with the kind of animalism that should be confined to dives and bordellos." But Elvis was no dummy: A few months later, the kid from Tupelo, Miss., inked a deal with the far more popular Ed Sullivan Show for a record-breaking sum of $50,000. Mercy. -- Andrew Ryan
GREAT NEWS! THE MAVERICK SOUL HOUR w/ Tommy Maher is going to be Coming Back On Madhouse TV Sunday Nights at 8:00 P.M. e.s.t. with some of the Biggest Names and Bands in the Music Business from All Over the World. We will also be covering Major Festivals including the Number One Rock n Roll Party in North America, The DETROIT BLUES FESTIVAL where I will be doing exclusive Interviews with all of the Musicians such as Dave Mason,, Dana Fuchs and Many More at this Amazing 3 Day Party in our private motor home placed right behind they're 3 million dollar stage. Next Week I will be in N.Y.C. Interviewing the Amazing WALTER TROUT one on one. Other Future Shows coming up will be with such Superstars as VINCE MARTELL from the Vanilla Fudge and So Many Many More. Get Ready for some of the Interviews you Always wanted to see, and Hear some of The Greatest Music in History. I want to bring back that Magic Hour that we had with the Ed Sullivan Show. Stay Tuned for the Future dates of the New and Very Exciting Shows. ...
Moms Mabley was an American standup comedian. A veteran of the Chitlin' circuit of African-American vaudeville, she later appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show and the The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
FLASHBACK POP MUSIC HISTORY: MAY 10. Five Beatles in 1960. Pete Best on drums. On the right, Stuart Sutcliffe wearing shades. (Click on image for larger view). 1960: A group from Liverpool named the Beatals (sic) changes it’s name to the Silver Beatles after local scenester Brian Cassner declares the first name ridiculous. The five-piece band — at this point includes Stu Sutcliffe on bass (and Tommy Moore on drums) audition to become singer Billy Fury’s backing group. though they don’t get the main gig, they do score backing up fellow Liverpudllian Tommy Quickly on a Scottish tour. 1963: The Rolling Stones recorded their first recordings for Decca Records, including the Chuck Berry cover “Come On,” but were all critically rejected by the label as significantly “dreadful.” 1964: Dusty Springfield makes her first U.S. television appearance on CBS-TV’s Ed Sullivan Show, singing “I Only Want To Be With You.” 1965: “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” is recorded today by the Rolling Sto ...
If you like American Bandstand, Ed Sullivan Show, Club MTV, and TRL, you will love my new show I'm developing. Old music, underground & pop.
Here is a Bubblerock video I put together of The Cowsills first TV appearance from The Ed Sullivan Show - 1968 This is truly a great live performance of a me...
ON THIS DAY IN MUSIC MAY 19th (Don't forget to "LIKE/FOLLOW" AMERICANA MUSIC FOUNDATION to get your daily posts of daily history) 1939: Count Basie records “Pound Cake” with classic solos by tenor saxophonist Lester Young and trumpeter Harry “Sweets” Edison. 1950: Jazz Vocalist Sarah Vaughan records “Nice Work if You can Get It” with trumpeter Miles Davis. 1956: Lonnie Donegan kicks off a tour of the US by appearing on The Perry Como Show, where he performs "Rock Island Line". 1956: Skiffle comes to the US as Lonnie Donegan makes his US TV debut, singing his huge British hit "Rock Island Line" on NBC's Perry Como Show. 1958: The first single to be recorded on an 8-track console (i.e. the first eight-track master recording pressed to a plastic 45-RPM disc), is Bobby Darin's "Splish Splash," is released. The recording was made at Atlantic Records and would eventually reach in America and in Great Britain. 1958: Ritchie Valens records the self-penned "Come On, Let's Go" for Del-Fi Records ...
Dont feel bad Buddy Holly knocked out his front teeth before appearing on Ed Sullivan show
FACTS AND QUIPS IF ALL ELSE FAILS READ THE INSTRUCTIONS TRY TRY TRY AGAIN Don't cry over spilled milk Peace of mind The Beatles first appeared on the ED SULLIVAN SHOW ON FEBRUARY 9TH 1964 I also saw Elvis Presleys First appearance on the Ed Sullivan show I think it was 1955
Mitzi Gaynor (Hungarian) on the Ed Sullivan Show. The Beatles were on that week also.
A halfassed crowd-funding attempt finds 30 bands paying their own way to play "The Ed Sullivan Show." Milwaukee is put on the map.
Petula Clark's version of "Fool On The Hill" from the Ed Sullivan Show totally making me trip out right now. Live brass n all.
I turned on the Billboard awards show and saw Myley Cyrus singing with an extra from Mad Max. Ed Sullivan is rolling in his grave right now.
George Harrison’s world famous Gretsch Country Gentleman guitar that he played on the Ed Sullivan show.
Catching a show before his retirement @ Ed Sullivan Theater
Why Elvis Presley got paid more than The Beatles for The Ed Sullivan Show -
May 19th in Black History 1925: Malcolm X was born. He was a human rights activist, Muslim minister and considered one of the greatest and most influential blacks in history. (Died: 1965) 1930: Playwright, writer, director and activist Lorraine Hansberry was born. She died of pancreatic cancer at age 34 in 1965. 1948: Singer-songwriter, actress & entertainer Grace Jones was born. 1960: Ben E. King recorded his last two songs with the Drifters before going solo. 1962: song – ‘Soldier Boy’ by the Shirelles. 1965: President Lyndon Johnson chose Patricia Harris to become the U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg. She was the first African American woman named as an American envoy. 1968: The Fifth Dimension performed ‘Stone Soul Picnic’ on The Ed Sullivan Show. 1969: Coleman Hawkins one of the 1st prominent jazz musicians passed away at age 64. 1973: ‘You Are the Sunshine of My Life’ by Stevie Wonder went to on the Pop Chart & on the R&B chart. 1976: Kevin Garnett was born. NBA player drafted out of High ...
Fun Fact: SSV President & Co-Founder, Will Webb, sang in the West Point Glee Club and often performed on the Ed Sullivan Show as well as the Mike Douglas Show!
Would anyone agree with me that should have his own Ed Sullivan type variety show on prime time TV?
I grew up watching the ed Sullivan show and just watch the beatles first perform here in America
See Charles Laughton read from the Bible on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1960:
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2nd time.I will always remember seeing the Beatles on Ed Sullivan show for the first. I was as excited as if I was there.
What entertainers do you remember from the Ed Sullivan Show?
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MT Jerry Vale was one of the best. / I thought he was crooner B team level. A talk show and Ed Sullivan regular, always worked.
The Beatles recorded "I Want To Hold Your Hand" at Abbey Road, on this day, in 1963. It reached Number One in the USA and UK charts. Following the success of the single they performed it on the Ed Sullivan show to an estimated 73 million viewers on February 9th 1964.
23rd Feb '64 - the final of The Beatles' first three Ed Sullivan Show broadcasts had been pre-recorded http:/…
In 1982 Jackson Jackson combined his interests in songwriting and film when he contributed the song "Someone In the Dark" to the storybook for the film E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. The song, with Quincy Jones as its producer, won a Grammy for Best Recording for Children for 1983.Even more success came after the release of Thriller in late 1982. The album earned Jackson seven more Grammys and eight American Music Awards, including the Award of Merit, the youngest artist to win it. "Thriller" was the best-selling album worldwide in 1983. It became the best-selling album of all time in the United States,and the best-selling album of all time worldwide, selling an estimated 65 million copies.The album topped the Billboard 200 chart for 37 weeks and was in the top 10 of the 200 for 80 consecutive weeks. It was the first album to have seven Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles, including "Billie Jean", "Beat It", and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'". In March 2009 Thriller was certified for 29 million shipments by the ...
"During the hour [The Beatles] were on Ed Sullivan's show, there wasn't a hubcap stolen in America," B.F. Henry (the W…
The Beatles rehearsing in Miami Beach for their second Ed Sullivan show, 1964,
ed Sullivan really was a great guy and I want to show the world what he did because he is an inspiration to me just like you
I'm cracking up.. Son"I wanna stay up to see Michael Jackson. Is there more than one?" Me. "Yes, but he is THE Michael Jackson". Son"wow, he's good. I bet some people that don't know any better are saying 'I thought he was dead!' ". Me. "Maybe, do you know he was your age when he started in a band with his brothers? do you want to see it on YouTube?" Son"Yes, skip the ads" (we play I Want You Back from the Ed Sullivan show.) Me. "Sounds good, huh?" Son"He IS good. wait, he's the little one? That one has brown skin. The one up on the tv has white skin..." Me. "Well, yea". Son"Either way, He must have played soccer to have footwork like that! Mom, were you alive way back then?" Me..."um, yes." I got nothing else.
"Hurt So Bad" is a classic 1965 ballad originally recorded by Little Anthony & The Imperials and re-recorded by numerous artists including Linda Ronstadt and The Lettermen. Little Anthony & The Imperials' original version was taken from their album, Goin' out of My Head. It was the follow-up to that album's smash-hit title song, and like that song, also became a Billboard Top 10 hit as well as a Top Five R&B hit. It was also performed by the group on their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. It was written especially for The Imperials by Teddy Randazzo, a long-time friend of the group, along with Bobby Weinstein and Bobby Hart (Harshman).
I was reading an article about Don Felder, and pulled up this biography. I was struck by how much talent was together in one small place at one time. Felder was born in Gainesville, Florida. From his paternal side he has German ancestry. He was first attracted to music after watching Elvis Presley live on The Ed Sullivan Show. He acquired his first guitar when he was about ten years old, which he has stated he exchanged with a friend at the five-and-dime for a handful of cherry bombs.[1] A self-taught musician, he was heavily influenced by rock and roll. At the age of fifteen he started his first band, The Continentals, which also included Stephen Stills. Around this time, he met Bernie Leadon, who later became one of the founding members of the Eagles. Leadon replaced Stills in The Continentals, which eventually changed its name to the Maundy Quintet. Felder and Leadon both attended Gainesville High School in Gainesville, Florida. In the 1966 Gainesville High School yearbook, the Maundy Quintet is pictur ...
Bayou Swamis Humboldt County's own answer to Zydeco, the Bayou Swamis. Zydeco music is one of those aforementioned alluring sounds out of southern Louisiana. It is a vibrant hodge podge of French dance melodies with heaping spoonfuls of Caribbean and the blues to add a bit of texture and hubris to the music. Best Kept Secret featuring the All Star RockOstra Your Community Band Best Kept Secret is a Classic Rock band that offers friends and neighbors a venue to play music. They focus on one of a kind events and have performed at Bat "N" Rouge, The Beatles Let it Be roof top concert, and the Ed Sullivan show Beatles debut 50th Anniversary . They were included in Kevin L. Hoover's book, Legendary Locals, and they will continue to bring music to the community, while bringing the musician community to the music. Jim Lahman Band The Jim Lahman Band has been playing blues, funk, and rock originals and covers for the past 7 years. With smoking' hot vocals and virtuosic guitar and harmonic, the band performs re .. ...
I am sure some of you remember the Ed Sullivan show!!
The 5th Dimension, Liza Minnelli, Joan Rivers, & George Carlin on Ed Sullivan Show tonight. Heading home to Pointe Claire to watch.
Watching the best of the Ed Sullivan show depresses me cuz I didn't live during this time
Do you sing? dance? juggle chainsaws? play a solo instrument? do ventriloquism? stand-up comedy? qualify for Cirque de Soleil (where all the performers who used to spin tables and bend up in strange ways on the Ed Sullivan Show now go)? If so, we are looking for a couple more people who would like to perform in either the Friday or Saturday night program. Call me…208-740-0270.
Bob Dylan walks out on The Ed Sullivan Show - By the end of the summer of 1963, Bob Dylan would be known to...
When Ed Sullivan serves up some brownies dropped off by the Rolling Stones the show turns a little.well...
A ballet performance by Margot Fonteyn & Rudolf Nureyev from Swan Lake on The Ed Sullivan Show on May 16, 1965. This footage shows Dame ...
Today is a sad day for many of us. I just found out that my dear friend of 40 years Gary Reynolds passed away yesterday. Gary was best known for his musical comedy act Fords and Reynolds many great years in show business which included TV appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show, Mike Douglas, and Steve Allen Shows plus several motion pictures including Woody Allens “Broadway Danny Rose” He performed many years on the Las Vegas strip performing in most every Vegas hotel with people like Frank, Dean, Sammy, Nat Cole and Tony Bennett etc. Gary was a family man his wife Lynn Reynolds was Miss North Carolina a lovely woman with a great big heart. He loved his children dearly and never stopped talking about all of them. His son also in the music bussines Gary Rinaldo better known by the name Gary G-Wiz, is an American record producer and composer. Most known for being a member of the hip hop production team The Bomb Squad, G-Wiz is a longtime Public Enemy producer and contributed to many successful albums. Ga . ...
CHARLIE GRACIE on the ED SULLIVAN SHOW performing 'BUTTERFLY' the song that started the PHILLY SOUND and put CAMEO RECORDS (later Cameo-Parkway) IN THE BIG LEAGUES! 'Butterfly' went onto sell over 2-million records and lead to a succession of other big sellers: FABULOUS, NINETY-NINE WAYS, WANDERING EYES, I LOVE YOU SO MUCH IT HURTS and COOL BABY. All of these titles--plus several unreleased cuts... are available on the ABKCO LABEL (THE BEST of CHARLIE GRACIE- THE CAMEO- PARKWAY YEARS, 1956-1958).
Fifty years ago this Sunday night, the Beatles made their American television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show
For years, my father made a living as a magician around New England. He was good enough to have appeared on the Ed Sullivan show years ago. The trick that he was known for was sawing people in half. That trick has always held a special place in the hearts of my four half-sisters and half-brother.
Last nite I was at a smoking Jam session with the great Alto Player Joe Riposo. This man is my musical father the one that taught me so much about performance and soloing. At 80 he was kicking everybody's butt last nite with his sound quality and approach of the songs we played. Tonite we are gonna head out again to play at Columbia Station in DC if you happen to be there tonite you'll not forget this man his horn skills and what you learn when you get to meet him. This is the type of cat that that is willing to share something about music not to teach you something. Come by Columbia Station tonite if you want to witness a serious performer for free. This cat has performed with Sammy Davis Dean Martin Andy Williams Dizzy Gillespie Xavier Cugat Navy Wilson Mel Torme Tony Bennett Ed Sullivan show Sonny Rollins Ray Brown James Moody and the list goes on. Last nite Columbia Station was smoking with the performance but tonite is gonna be a fire...Come by and live the experience of hearing the great Joe Riposo ...
This year is going to be special. We've moved the stage under the trees so there will be shade all day. The music is awesome all day ending with Abbey Road LIVE! Beatles tribute band in honor of the 50th anniversary of the historic appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.
Today in 1963, Bob Dylan walked out of Ed Sullivan Show after told he couldn't sing Talking John Birch Paranoid Blues ht…
Really enjoyed The Beatle's tribute celebrating 50 years on the Ed Sullivan Show, Seeing Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr on the same stage was amazing! Dhani Harrison was brilliant but would have been better if Julian Lennon and Zak Starkey had appeared with him, would have almost been a re-construction of the Fab Four - my heroes!!! xxx
My tribute to a remarkable Family. Hello MMFC members. Sometimes I am asked why I have always been a Ludwig Drummer. Here is my story. Starting with the Beatles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, I like so many other aspiring drummers started taking Drums quite seriously. Later on after I had spent 4 years in the US Marine Drum & Bugle Corps in Wash DC, and completed my Percussion Performance BA, from 1981-84 I worked at Drums LTD in Chicago. It was an interesting experience because my boss Bill Crowdon's wife was Brooke Ludwig Crowdon. So every Friday I got to go to the Ludwig factory on 1928 N. Damen Ave to pick up the Ludwig Drum order. Also William F. Ludwig Jr. (WFL II) would come over to the drum shop about every other week for lunch or dinner with Bill Crowdon. They were VERY close both in a Business sense as well as family. Having been a loyal Ludwig Drummer since when all I could afford in 8th Grade was a pair of Ludwig drumsticks, it was such a thrill to actually get to know this incred ...
Red Skelton every Tuesday night, Bonanza on Sunday night, as was the Ed Sullivan Show earlier on Sunday evening... Others?
Thank you PBS for a weekday gift - a 2-hour show about one of the best bands of the 1960's, Dave Clark Five. One band that knew enough to get out before becoming a joke, something like 15 top-20 tunes, 18 appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show (if you don;t know who Ed Sullivan was, you're mighty young) and Dave remains a frustratingly shrewd businessman. I always heard that Dave Clark will give up his hold on his music if Steve Mathews will just add one more T
Keith and Brian in the dressing room at the Ed Sullivan Show, 11 September, 1966. Brian Jones had allegedly injured his hand in a domestic dispute, which forced the Stones to pre-record the two songs they had scheduled. Brian was supposed to play sitar on one song “Paint It Black” and dulcimer on “Lady Jane”, which he was struggling with due to his busted-up hand.
home from a wonderful evening at Celebrations, saw The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Dusty Springfield, Hermans Hermits, Lulu, and Petula Clark all on the Ed Sullivan Show!
Seth, I really want you to have own show. (like Ed Sullivan Show or Carol Burnett Show or Cher Show). As you know, you are very talented. The world needs to laugh a little more. Have it on Saturday night at 8pm or 9pm. Or have it on HBO.
Just 31 months after THE appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show, John Lennon (cont)
Friday, March 14 Billboard announced in 1964 that Beatles records made up 60% of singles market. Elvis did 6 shows in 2 days at the Fox Theater in Atlanta in 1956. Movie "Rock Around The Clock" premiered in Washington DC in 1956. Petula Clark made her American TV debut on Ed Sullivan Show in 1965. Ray Charles-first solo appearance on TV in 53 years in 1998 on the shopping channel QVC. Birthdays: Les Brown (born in 1912); Quincy Jones (81); Walt Parazaider from Chicago (69); Rick Dees (64)
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my interview on WBGZ 1570 AM about the Beatles 50th anniversary of their appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show
Showtime at the Apollo, Soul Train, American Bandstand, Ed Sullivan Show. Which one do you think broke in the most African American artists?
50 years ago today. Just weeks after The Beatles played the Ed Sullivan Show and changed music forever, Muhammad Ali fought Sonny Liston for the Heavyweight Title and forever changed our perception of the athlete.
Sunday, February 23, 2014 Melvin Franklin of the Temptations ("My Girl") dies of a brain seizure in 1995 Donnie Brooks ("Mission Bell") dies of a heart attack, 2007 Don Cornell ("Hold My Hand") dies of emphysema and diabetes in 2004 *** Jones of Foreigner undergoes heart bypass surgery in a Miami Beach hospital, 2012 Little Richard receives a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award, 1993 Simon & Garfunkel sing together for the first time in ten years as they receive a Lifetime Achievement Grammy award, 2003 The Library of Congress awards its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song to Stevie Wonder, 2009 A federal court jury rules that the Isley Brothers recorded "It's Your Thing" after leaving Motown Records and the label is not entitled to royalties, 1977 The Police sign with A&M Records, 1978 Ringo Starr makes his first solo TV appearance, on NBC's "Laugh In" (exactly six years after the Beatles' third "Ed Sullivan Show" appearance on CBS), 1970 Frankie Avalon appears on ABC-TV's "Sabrina, The Teenage Witch", 2001 T ...
While millions of people celebrate the recent 50th anniversary of the Beatles' debut U.S. appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, 40-year-old Blackberry Smoke singer/guitarist Charlie...
FIFTH BEATLE: BRIAN EPSTEIN Writer: Vivek Tiwary Artists: Andy Robinson and Kyle Baker Dark Horse, 2013 I was born in 1962 so although I was too young to remember the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show, I grew up knowing who they were. I was… [ 218 more words. ]
Today in Rock February Eighteenth Featured Artist Styx Styx A one-time elementary school music teacher but better known as the vocalist for Styx, Dennis DeYoung (on far left), is born in Chicago. 1947 1930's John Lennon's second, and last wife, Yoko Ono, a Japanese-American conceptual artist and musician, starts her life. 1933 1950's Bachman-Turner Overdrive drummer Robbie Bachman has a birthday. 1953 In a low point not only for Rock ‘n’ Roll but music in general, Pat Boone’s white-bread cover of “Tutti Frutti” hits on the pop charts. Little Richard’s original didn’t make a dent though it is infinitely superior. This is nothing less than a crime. But it does shows the power of segregation in the ‘50s. 1956 1960's Having joined the Marines, the Everly Brothers (Phil and Don), perform in uniform on the Ed Sullivan Show. 1962 Guitarist David Gilmour replaces Syd Barrett in Pink Floyd. Barrett, who is suffering from a mental breakdown, checks into a psychiatric hospital and eventually goes ...
R.I.P. Sid Ceasar. Another entertainer in our era is gone. He and Imogene Coca gave us much laughter on their TV show. In our family, there were certain shows that we watched. Sunday night was the Ed Sullivan Show, Sid & Imogene, Red Buttons and Jack Benny. Sid & Imogene's hilarioius skits did not involve vulgar language because it wasn't permitted. How times have changed. We lived in the best era that's for sure!
Half a century has passed since the Beatles' first American performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Since then, they have sold more albums than any other band a...
It was 48 years ago today! The Stones appear at the Ed Sullivan Show. Songs played: Satisfaction/ As Tears Go By/...
Hello everyone. I have just watched the Beatles 50th Anniversary Concert which was quite magnificent . The artists that performed the tributes Joe Walsh, Annie Lennox, Alicia Keys performed such great songs of the Beatles era did them proud. Sir Paul and Ringo where awesome and still have what it takes . during an interview televised , Paul and Ringo both spoke to David Letterman explaining what it was like to be a Beatle. How it was liked to be locked up in a hotel room with only the four of them to part of the moment and how the introduction to the Ed Sullivan Show was their official introduction to the American People. Which if truth be known was the start of the British Invasion . One person who was never mentioned throughout the entire show by these two legends was the man who made the Beatles "The Fifth Beatle" if you like, and the man who made everything possible for them to be the legends they are to day . Can anyone tell me who that individual was ? Let me save you the trouble , In short , dea .. ...
just watched "the Beatles: The Night that changed America" and loved it! Brought back so many emotions and memories. I remember watching them on the Ed Sullivan Show on our back and white tv trying to adjust the rabbit ears so it came in more clearly. Fast forward 50 years, whoa life!
changed everything and it even effected me 35 years later, when I watched them on the Ed Sullivan Show on a VHS tape I had ✌🎸
re-watching The Beatles special. Paul is still cute. Jody Tubbs-Watson do you remember watching the Ed Sullivan Show that night at your house with everyone there?
Just got off of work and found the Beatles 50th anniversary celebration of their debut on the Ed Sullivan Show on tv... If you don't know who they are I feel bad for you. Go by a record player and learn thyself! Thank you Beatles for so many classics
Sitting at home with my husband watching and rocking out to the Beatles 50th anniversary of being on the Ed Sullivan Show! Go baby go!
Bobby Rydell performs "World Without Love" on the Ed Sullivan Show. From May 1964. (This used to be uploaded by another user, but has since been removed. I'm...
A lot of good memories came back from watching the footage of The Beatles on Ed Sullivan Show. My Mother and my 70 something Grandmother dancing and swaying in her rocking chair. I didn't understand all the fuss over some boys singing but I did want to see Ed talking to Topo Gigo! It was a good night.
Memories! Tonite brought many memories for me. Just watched the Encore of Beatles 50th! Missed in earlier. Great show! I was 23 years old when the Beatles came to the US for the Ed Sullivan Show. Unfortunately, or Fortunately, I was with the USAF in England at the time. I got to know the Beatles quite awhile before they were known over here! Listened to them on the radio and seen them on the Telle. Always loved their music, especially the early songs of the 60's. Then came the 'Psycodelic' time and the drugs, the 70's. I returned to Leominster in April 1965. The Beatles were very popular then and 'forever. I have been asked many times if I used drugs during the 70's. I am proud to say I never have, or even thought about it. Of course I had the opportunity? Maybe because I also never smoked? The show was great and can't believe the energy of Ringo, who is older than I! Paul still has a great voice and is a great showman as is Ringo! I was happy and hoping they would end with 'Hey Jude' and they did! Also . ...
Watching 'The Night that Changed America' I love the Beattle's Music. It is a tribute to the 50th years since the Beattles appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. If I would of been around than I could see myself as one of those screaming girls in the crowds. I would of had trouble picking between John or Paul. LOL. "She loves you, yeah yeah yeah" :-)
Carolyn and I just finished watching the Beatles 50th anniversary Ed Sullivan Show. Brought back wonderful memories!! Don't understand how rap crap even merits being on the airwaves in this day and age. In my opinion, which I seldom respect, it's due to the lack of family values being established at the dinner table which has long since been abandoned in favor of TV meals and no family interaction. What you sow so shall you reap.
Watched the repeat of the Beatles 50th Anniversary Tribute tonight since I missed it Sunday night. Really enjoyed most of it. Yoko still seems a little loopy. Hard to believe it was 50 years ago and I was only 9 years old. Remember sitting in the floor, right in front of the black & white tv, watching them on the Ed Sullivan Show with my sister and Spurlock cousins.
Heaven just appeared on my TV. Beatles Tribute on CBS!?!?!? What I wouldn't give to have been a teenager when the Fab Four landed in the US. I would have been that girl in the stands on the Ed Sullivan Show, the one that is shaking and screaming and crying and flipping out... . Oh wait. I think that was EVERY girl in the stands that day.
50 years ago today: The appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show :)
From the Ed Sullivan Show to the London rooftop concert, check out these iconic images of the Beatles:
Did you see the tribute to the Beatles? I saw that show on the Ed Sullivan Show. Beatles forever!
50 years ago tonite I sat with Mom and Dad in North Bay Ontario and 73 million others to watch the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show - WOW!!!
Listening to the Beetles brings back good memories. I remember going crazy watching the Ed Sullivan Show just like Elvis Presley. I'll never grow up!
Ok fb friends, I've not been on tonight so I don't know what others have posted. I have been watching The Beatles program on CBS. My, my, my, what memories this brings back. Yes I do remember the night they were on Ed Sullivan Show. Do you? What music! The beat to their songs just made me want to get up and dance. I tried but LOL. I just don't have it anymore. Just made me think of old times with great friends. Hope those of you who got to watch this program got the old memories back as well.
Just watched the Beatles tribute (replay) on CBS. My mother's brother, our Uncle Bud (John McGeehan) was the Associate Producer of the Ed Sullivan Show, and I remember that night very well (I was almost 10 years old). It was such an exciting time!
Wonderful tribute on CBS tonight to celebrate 50th Anniversary of Ed Sullivan Show appearance. Great stuff
Watching the Beatles' 50th Anniversary tribute from Ed Sullivan Show and decided that I when I grow up I really want to be a rock star.
So glad I caught the Beatles Special about their American Debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. Their Music is what other music strives to be. Their music was, is, and always will be Great!
Watching Beatles rerun of 50 years since Ed Sullivan Show with Wally. We love this! Wally used 2 sing a bunch of these songs 2 me when he was at UVA n Charlottesville n I would visit him there on weekends from my job n DC. We attended church every weekend there, too. Lol. Great memories.
This was the first time Paul McCartney wrote the words to a song before the music. "All My Loving" began as a poem he conceived while he was shaving one morning thinking about his girlfriend Jane Asher, who he met when she interviewed him for the magazine Radio Times. He wrote the music that night. He originally envisioned it as a country/western song. This Beatles classic was never released as a single, but it was the first song the group played on their first Ed Sullivan Show appearance: February 9, 1964. It was a historic telecast, as over 73 million people tuned in. At the time, that was the largest audience ever for a TV show.
Today, in the history of Rock and Roll, February 11th: 1956: For his third appearance on CBS' Dorsey Brothers Stage Show, Elvis Presley is finally permitted to perform "Heartbreak Hotel." 1963: In just under ten hours, the Beatles record all ten tracks for their debut LP, released in England as Please Please Me. John's cold makes the process actually take a bit longer than it should; by the time the band gets to the last song of the session, "Twist and Shout," the hoarseness is noticible. Nevertheless, John nails it in one take. 1964: Fresh from their first appearance on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show, the Beatles leave for Washington, DC in a snow storm in order to give their first US live performance at the Washington Coliseum, with opening acts Tommy Roe, the Caravelles, and the Chiffons. Yet another press conference is given before the show. The performance -- "Roll Over Beethoven," "From Me to You," "I Saw Her Standing There," "This Boy," "All My Loving," "I Wanna Be Your Man," "Please Please Me," "Till There ...
MUSIC HISTORY 101 On February 12, 1964, THE BEATLES departed Washington D.C. after having performed their first US concert at the city’s Coliseum upon the night before. They were headed back to NYC, where they’d just headlined the Ed Sullivan Show three nights earlier, but on this evening they were off to headline two shows at the Big Apple’s prestigious Carnegie Hall, a nearly impossible feat at the time for a rock band, especially a foreign one. The show had been arranged by music mogul Sid Bernstein, who unlike many of his posh contemporaries understood the cult of personality and had spent a year kowtowing to the prevailing powers-that-be and bending over backwards to bring the Beatles to the esteemed venue. It held a high-brow image with an elite clientele, and rock-n-roll was considered below its average patrons’ discriminating tastes. Prior to that night, Bill Haley & the Comets held the distinction of being the only rock artist to have graced its stage, an honor not even Elvis and the Colo ...
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I strongly recommend that anyone who missed it watch tonight's rebroadcast of The Beatles' 50th Anniversary of coming to America via the Ed Sullivan Show at 7:30 tonight. To the younger folks who automatically hate everything that came before your time, the Beatles were before my and most of the rest of our times too, but just because things are older doesn't mean we can't appreciate fine films, good books, or great music. Nearly everyone at one time or another got into the Beatles. Some highlights: - Maroon 5 was okay on "All My Loving," much better on "Ticket To Ride" - Ed Sheeren, a British singer I'd never heard of, did "In My Life" with soothing style and emotion - Pharrell Williams and Brad Paisley gently singing "Here Comes The Sun" was the pinnacle of the show. That song, with its seemingly simple opening guitar riff, has become a favorite. Williams is amazing here. - Imagine Dragons did well with "Revolution," but were sadly missing the defiant, rebellious tone that's critical to the song - Kei . ...
NOT EVERYONE LOVED THE BEATLES 50 YEARS AGO; Many critics posted blistering reviews after the Ed Sullivan Show featured the Beatles. LA Times - Not even their mothers would claim that they sing well, but the hirsute thickets they affect make them memorable. William F. Buckley, Jr. - The Beatles are not merely awful, I would consider it sacrilegious to say anything less than that they are god awful. They are so unbelievably horribly, so appallingly unmusical, etc. Newsweek - Visually they are a nightmare, tight dandified Edwardian - Beatnik suits and great pudding bowls of hair. Musically they are a near disaster. Chicago Tribune - The Beatles must be a huge joke, a wacky gag, a gigantic put-on. Boston Globe - They sound like a group of disorganized amateurs whose voices seem to be fighting each other rather than blending. I wonder what those critics would say today if they watched Flea and the Chili Peppers at the Super Bowl, no shirts, really long hair, tattoos, and really loud music.
The Beatles 50th anniversary concert Rock On Feb. 11, 1964, days after their career-making "Ed Sullivan Show" appearance, The Beatles performed their first U.S. concert to 8,000 screaming fans at the Washington Coliseum, a boxing ring in Northeast. On the 50th anniversary of that concert, the D.C. Preservation League and Douglas Development will re-create, minute for minute, the extraordinary 35-minute concert at the same venue, with a Beatles cover band on hand to perform the historic set list. Ticketholders can also see an exhibition of original photos from the first concert. 6:00-10 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 Uline Arena Third Street NE and M Street NE, Washington, DC $45 standing-room; $100 seated admission.
The Beatles Tribute was awesome last night. Although I was only 8, I can remember watching the Ed Sullivan Show when they were on and I listened to tem on my transistor radio for years. For those whom are in their 30's and 40's, I am sure you do not know what I am talking about
Definitive Technology brand ambassador John Legend sounded amazing last night perfoming "Let it Be" with Alicia Keys for The Beatles' 50th anniversary of performing on the Ed Sullivan Show!
50 years ago today the Beatles changed the face of music appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show. 49 years later, Thad Cochran voted to fund Obamacare.
Births 1914: Larry Adler 1929: Jerry Goldsmith 1937: Don Wilson (The Ventures) 1939: Roberta Flack 1940: Jimmy Merchant (Frankie Lymon and The Teenagers) 1943: Ral Donner Deaths 1997: Brian Connolly (Sweet) Events 1954: The biopic The Glenn Miller Story has its American premiere in New York City. 1958: ABC's Mickey Mouse Club begins its "Annette" serial, solidifying the rising popularity of its young star, Annette Funicello. 1964: The American press reports that millions of teenage boys are suddenly sporting Beatle-style hairdos (or attempting to) after last night's historic appearance on CBS' Ed Sullivan Show. Meanwhile, the Beatles give yet another press conference, this time from the lobby of New York's Plaza Hotel, where the group is staying. 1965: Chad and Jeremy guest star on CBS's The *** Van *** Show. 1968: The Beatles close their American fan club and business office, Beatles U.S.A, fire their American PR people, and sever all business ties in the country, turning everything over to their own A . ...
Looking at old pics of the Ed Sullivan Show.. Paul STILL has it! Check out Joan Rivers face ... many "moons" ago..
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