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  • Thursday, June 9th, 2011

    Comedian Wally Boag Died at Age 90

      Wally Boag, one of America’s most multi-faceted comedians and the star of Disney’s long running stage show Golden Horseshoe Revue, passed away this past Friday in Santa Monica.  The 90 year old...
  • Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

    Bobby Darin on The Ed Sullivan Show

    On this day in 1959, Bobby Darin appeared for the first time on The Ed Sullivan Show performing his classic hits “Mack the Knife” and “Dream Lover."  Darin’s musical performances covered a broad range of genres including pop, rock, jazz, folk and country.  His talent was not limited solely to musical performance though; he was also able reach considerable success as an actor and music business entrepreneur as...
  • Monday, May 9th, 2011

    The Jackson 5 performing on Ed Sullivan

    Its hard to believe but 41 years ago today The Jackson 5 performed for their second time on the Ed Sullivan Show. Wearing their wildly colorful signature outfits,  The Jackson 5 took to the stage on May 10, 1970 and sang two of their hits, “I Want You Back” and “ABC”.  Led by a young and charismatic 10-year-old Michael Jackson,  the crowd went wild for the...
  • Saturday, May 7th, 2011

    Elvis & The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show

      There is no question about it, the 50's and 60's were some of the most revolutionary times of the last century, most notably for music.  Two of music's biggest icons, Elvis and The Beatles, made their debuts to American audiences on The Ed Sullivan Show. Although almost a decade apart, the appearances of both Elvis and The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show are arguably the most important television musical performances of all time. According to most, the birth of Rock & Roll occurred on a hot night in Hollywood in the summer of 1956.  A young southern kid with wavy black hair and shaky hips...
  • Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

    Classic Rock & Roll DVD Sets

    The Ed Sullivan Show was one of the first programs to showcase groundbreaking Rock & Roll artists and bands.  During it's 23 year run, the Ed Sullivan show featured live performances by all the seminal Rock & Roll artists and bands of the 50's, 60's & 70's.  He introduced America to icons like The Beatles...
  • Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

    The Most Frequent Ed Sullivan Show Guests

    For twenty three years The Ed Sullivan Show featured over 10,000 performers from music, comedy, sports, novelty, film and many other genres.  We often get asked the question "Who appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show the most number of times?"  Here is a short list of some of the most frequent guests on The Ed Sullivan Show. -The Canadian slapstick comedy team Wayne & Shuster were on The Ed Sullivan Show the most times with 58 performances. -The...
  • Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

    Gerry & The Pacemakers on The Ed Sullivan Show

    On April 11th 1965, exactly two years after their first single topped the UK charts, Gerry & The Pacemakers made their final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show . Gerry and The Pacemakers were part of the British...
  • Monday, April 11th, 2011

    Stiller & Meara’s 1st Performance on Ed Sullivan

    48 years ago this month, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.  On April 7th 1963, the husband and wife comedy team Stiller & Meara took to the Ed Sullivan Show stage and did a hilarious bit about a current day Jonah being eaten by a whale off of a California beach. The two were such a...
  • Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

    Opening Day of Baseball on Ed Sullivan

    America’s favorite past time is officially back!  Last week the nation kicked off the season of barbeques and ball games with the 2011 opening day of Major League Baseball.  While many parts of the country faced less than ideal opening day weather conditions, the games were played...
  • Friday, March 25th, 2011

    The Last Ed Sullivan Show

    This coming Monday marks the 40th Anniversary of the last live telecast of The Ed Sullivan Show.  On March 28, 1971, Ed Sullivan took to the stage in The Ed Sullivan Theater for the last time as the host of the country’s most popular variety show. The Ed Sullivan Show began in 1948, when CBS hired Sullivan to host its first variety show endeavor called The Toast of the Town. ...