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  • Wednesday, February 9th, 2011

    The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964

    On this day 47 years ago, The Beatles made their first live American television appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. In the weeks leading up to the historic performance, The Beatles had already hit number one on the U.S. charts and the anticipation surrounding their arrival from England had not been seen around The Ed Sullivan Show since Elvis Presley in 1956. When the Beatles landed at New York’s JFK...
  • Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

    Comedian Charlie Callas Dies at 83

      On January 31, 2011, stand-up comedian Charlie Callas died in Las Vegas at the age of 83.  Callas had worked on television and in film for over five decades.  He was a regular on variety shows, appeared in numerous Mel Brooks films and toured around with Frank Sinatra and Tom Jones in the 1950s and 60s.     Callas actually began his career as a big band drummer working with Tommy Dorsey before transitioning into stand-up where he...
  • Tuesday, February 1st, 2011

    Nixon Impressionist David Frye Dies at 76

    On January 24, 2011, David Frye, best known as a comic satirist and President Nixon impressionist, passed away in Las Vegas at the age of 76.  David Frye began his comedy career while in school at The University of Miami, performing his bits at campus shows and clubs.  After serving in the Army, he moved back home to New York and performed for free in nightclubs doing impersonations of entertainers like Kirk Douglas and
  • Monday, January 31st, 2011

    Beatles Collectors Item

    On February 9, 1964 history was made as The Beatles appeared live for the first time on American television on The Ed Sullivan Show. A record setting 73 million people tuned in that evening making it one of the seminal moments in television history. Nearly fifty years later, you can now own a piece of that special night when The Beatles stepped onto Ed Sullivan’s stage. EdSullivan.com & Mounted Memories have...
  • Monday, January 17th, 2011

    Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. on The Ed Sullivan Show

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. Today, as the nation marks the 25th anniversary of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, we remember the country's most prominent civil rights leader and his work to end racial...
  • Friday, January 14th, 2011

    New York Sports Teams on The Ed Sullivan Show

    Ed Sullivan was always a huge sports fan and enjoyed having famous athletes on his show.  The Ed Sullivan Show, being right in Manhattan, was in close proximity to so many great New York sports teams like The New York Yankees, The Brooklyn Dodgers, The New York Jets, The New York Giants, The Harlem Globetrotters & The New York Knickerbockers  ( Knicks ).  Needless to say,...
  • Friday, January 14th, 2011

    Margaret Whiting RIP

    On January 10, 2011, iconic standards singer Margaret Whiting died at 86 years old in Englewood, New Jersey.  Margaret made a name for herself in the 40’s & 50’s singing golden-age pop songs and warm renditions of standards like “That Old Black Magic” and “Come Rain or Come Shine.” Her father, Richard Whiting was a famous composer and as a young child Margaret began singing many of his songs. Shortly after her father passed away in 1938, family...
  • Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

    Fidel Castro Interview on The Ed Sullivan Show

    On this day 52 years ago, just as the Cuban Revolution was coming to an end, The Ed Sullivan Show aired an incredible interview between Fidel Castro and Ed Sullivan. By the end of 1958, Fidel Castro’s Cuban Revolution was making its final push to overthrow Fulgencio Batista’s regime.  In December, Che Guevara, who was second-in-command to Castro, began preparing for an assault on the provincial capital of Santa Clara.  On December 31, 1958, following just...
  • Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

    Popular Ed Sullivan Show Performances on iTunes

    For those of you looking for great video performances to download to your iPod, iPhone, iPad or computer, here is a list of the most popular iTunes downloads of Ed Sullivan Show performances: Jackson 5 “ABC” on  iTunes