For 23 years, Ed Sullivan hosted an American institution, “The Ed Sullivan Show”. Every Sunday at 8 o’clock, America turned on their televisions to CBS to watch his live variety show, not only hoping to catch a glimpse of the established stars of popular music but also to discover new trends and up-and-coming stars. One thing that everyone could be counted on was you’d witness legendary performances that would be riveting to watch and exhilarating to hear.
Although Sullivan started his career as a journalist, he would eventually become television’s most powerful host. His stage was the Promised Land for aspiring talent. A handshake or a few kind words from Ed could make or break a career. Featured performances by The Jackson 5, Bill Haley and the Comets, Elvis Presley, The Doors, Ray Charles, James Brown, Roy Orbison, The Beatles, The Temptations, The Supremes, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Mamas and The Papas, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Young Rascals, and Janis Joplin.
Narrated by Michelle Philips (original member of The Mamas and The Papas). Originally aired on CBS
1) The Jackson 5- “I Want You Back”
2) Bill Haley and His Comets- “Rock Around The Clock”
3) Elvis Presley– “Don’t Be Cruel”
4) Ray Charles- “What’d I Say”
5) Jackie Wilson- “Lonely Teardrops”
6) The Beatles- “I Saw Her Standing There”
7) James Brown- “Please, Please, Please”
8) Roy Orbison- “Oh, Pretty Woman”
9) The Lovin’ Spoonful- “Do You Believe In Magic?”
10) The Doors– “Light My Fire”
11) The Temptations and The Supremes- “(I Know) I’m Losing You”
12) The Young Rascals- “Good Lovin'”
13) The Mamas and The Papas- “Monday, Monday”
14) Creedence Clearwater Revival- “Fortunate Son”
15) Janis Joplin- “Maybe”
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound!
High-tech viewing option allows you to view a list of all performers from the day each show was recorded.
This Disc Is Playable On All REGION 1 NTSC Compatible or Multi-Region / Dezoned DVD Players Standard Full Frame
Approx. 45 Min. / Single Layer