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  • Thursday, September 8th, 2011

    55th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s 1st Performance

    September 9, 2011 marks the 55th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.  Throughout 1956, Elvis Presley’s popularity had been growing fast as he went from being a regional performer in the South to a star on the national stage.  Prior to The Ed Sullivan Show, Elvis had appeared nationally on […]

  • Thursday, September 1st, 2011

    Buddy Holly’s 75th Birthday

    September 7, 2011 will mark the 75th birthday of music legend Buddy Holly.  Less than two years after the release of his hit song “That’ll Be The Day,” Holly was killed in a tragic plane accident at the age of 22 along with Richie Valens, The Big Bopper and pilot, Roger Peterson.  In such a […]

  • Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

    Stevie Wonder – Fingertips Pt. 2 Goes #1

    This week marks 48 years since legendary performer Stevie Wonder became the first artist in history to achieve both a No. 1 album and No. 1 single in the same week.  Wonder’s hit LP The 12 Year Old Genius and single “Fingertips Pt. 2,” trumped the charts together on August 24, 1963.  Stevie Wonder appeared […]

  • Wednesday, August 17th, 2011

    Motown Gold From The Ed Sullivan Show

    On September 13th, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) and SOFA Entertainment will release Motown Gold from The Ed Sullivan Show, a two DVD collection featuring historic performances from some of the era’s most memorable acts.  Also to be released, commemorating the 50th anniversary of The Temptations and The Supremes, are The Best of The Temptations on […]

  • Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

    The Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s Death

    On this day, 34 years ago, the world lost the greatest rock n’ roll icon that has ever lived – Elvis Presley. Like so many great artists over the years, we lost him far too early; he died at just 42 years old.  However, he will always be remembered for his great talent, distinctive performance […]

  • Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

    The Ed Sullivan Comedy Special on PBS

    Besides introducing legendary music acts like The Beatles and Elvis Presley, The Ed Sullivan Show is also remembered for being a launching pad for many great comedians. If you were a new comedian trying to make a name for yourself in the 1950’s, 1960’s or 1970’s, then going to The Ed Sullivan Show was smart […]

  • Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

    Rock n Roll Revolution New DVD Release

    In February of 1964, The Beatles stood on the Ed Sullivan Show stage and ignited a revolution that would change the music industry forever.    Suddenly bands from across the Atlantic began surfacing, becoming the center of the American music scene.  Bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Hollies, Herman’s Hermits, and The Animals joined in this musical […]

  • Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

    Mick Jagger’s Birthday – July 26th

    Today, Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones celebrates his 68th birthday.  Jagger’s career has spanned over a half century where, in addition to recording and performing with the Stones, he has released 5 solo albums, several of which have reached Gold and Platinum sales. Jagger has also explored other creative arenas as well, such as […]

  • Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

    Elvis Presley: The Great Performances DVD Release

    On August 2, 2011, Elvis Presley: The Great Performances will be re-released with over 2 hours of remastered video, new packaging and never-before-seen interviews with legendary artists such as Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins along with others who were close to the beloved and undisputed King of Rock ‘n Roll.  The 2 disc set […]