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  • Saturday, January 8th, 2011

    Elvis Presley’s Birthday – 1/8/35

    Today marks what would have been Elvis Presley’s 76th Birthday. On January 8, 1935, Elvis was born in a two-room shotgun house in Tupelo, Mississippi.  A little known fact about Elvis is that he actually had an identical twin brother who was delivered before him but did not survive.  To celebrate Elvis’ birthday thousands of fans will make the annual pilgrimage to Graceland.  This year’s festivities will include a tribute concert to the King of Rock...
  • Thursday, January 6th, 2011

    Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show 1957

    Today marks the anniversary of Elvis Presley’s 3rd and final appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Here is the story behind that special show: In the mid 1950’s, Rock and roll was increasingly being attacked and there was growing opposition to its supposedly negative influence on America’s youth.  Elvis, being the star that he was, became the target for this outrage.  Following Elvis’ second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, in which he...
  • Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

    Ed Sullivan Show Trivia

    Here are some Ed Sullivan Show trivia questions & fun facts.  If you get stumped, you can find clues by reading The Ed Sullivan Show History, About Ed Sullivan or some of the bios about artists on The Ed Sullivan Show: 1. For which newspaper did Ed Sullivan write a regular column called...
  • Friday, December 31st, 2010

    Bo Diddley on The Ed Sullivan Show Story

    Today is the anniversary of Bo Diddley’s birthday and in honor of the great rock legend here is the true story of why there was only one appearance of Bo Diddley on The Ed Sullivan Show. Bo Diddley’s Ed Sullivan Show performance is one of the most notorious in the show’s 23-year run, and has become a part of rock and roll lore. Bo Diddley came out with his first single, self-titled “Bo...
  • Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

    Ed Sullivan Show iPhone & iPad App

    The Ed Sullivan Show has just released a new iPhone & iPad App featuring performances from the iconic CBS variety show. The FREE app gives fans exclusive access to their favorite artists from The Ed Sullivan Show, including The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Jackson 5 and The Rolling Stones. Users will enjoy iconic performances from the 50's,...
  • Friday, December 17th, 2010

    Holiday Gift Guide 2010

    For all you last minute shoppers we have put together a 2010 holiday gift guide for The Ed Sullivan Show DVDs & products.  The following products have been our most popular during this year: 1.  Ed Sullivan’s Rock n’ Roll Classics 7 DVD Set - This Rock & Roll DVD collection includes some of the greatest performers to ever appear on The Ed Sullivan Show.  Enjoy live music and performances by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Jackson 5 and many more in this 7 DVD set.
  • Thursday, December 16th, 2010

    Sports Stars on The Ed Sullivan Show

    As a youth, Ed Sullivan loved to play sports and when he began his professional career as a newspaper reporter in New York he actually first wrote for the sports column. Years later, when Ed Sullivan was given the opportunity to host of his own variety show he continued to share this passion with his audiences by inviting great sports figures and iconic athletes on his...
  • Friday, December 10th, 2010

    Top 10 Gifts For Music Fans

    Here is a list we have compiled of great gifts for music fans both from EdSullivan.com and other stores:  1. 7 DVD Set of Rock n’ Roll Classics - A DVD set full of all our favorite acts from The Ed Sullivan Show including The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Jackson 5, The Doors and many more! 2. Concert Tickets to go see their favorite band...
  • Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

    The Anniversary of John Lennon’s Death

    Today marks the 30th anniversary of John Lennon’s death. On the night of December 8, 1980 John Lennon was shot in the back as he and Yoko Ono returned to their New York apartment at The Dakota. Word spread fast as the late night news broadcasts ran the story and Howard Cosell famously announced the “unspeakable tragedy” during the nationally televised Monday Night Football game. The country and the world were left numb that evening as a special talent, cultural...
  • Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

    Ed Sullivan Show Quotes

    Here are some of the classic Ed Sullivan quotes from the variety show's 23 year run: “Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles!” - Introducing The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show on February 9, 1964.  This was The Beatles first live television performance in the USA. “I wanted to say to Elvis Presley and the country that this is a real decent, fine boy, and...