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  • 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 
  • 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...