• Thursday, July 7th, 2011

    Johnny Cash on The Ed Sullivan Show – 1959

    This week in 1958, Johnny Cash, one of America’s most prolific yet controversial music icons, signed a recording contract with Columbia Records.  Cash’s move from Sun, the independent label known for producing Elvis Presley, was fueled by the decaying promotional support given to his material.   Despite the success of Cash’s No. 1 single “I Walk […]

  • Monday, June 20th, 2011

    The Beach Boys on The Ed Sullivan Show

    After a career spanning a half-century, The Beach Boys have solidified a legacy as one of America’s first and finest rock bands.  Formed in 1961 by brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love, and friend Al Jardine, the famous quintet have since gone on to record 28 albums, achieve the most U.S. […]

  • Thursday, June 16th, 2011

    The Beatles American Debut on The Ed Sullivan Show 1964

    On February 9, 1964, the British Invasion began with The Beatles playing live on The Ed Sullivan Show in front of an estimated 73 million Americans. Ed Sullivan introduced The Beatles, and was almost immediately drowned out by the screams of girls in the studio audience. The Beatles continued to play twice that evening on […]

  • 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 funnyman had an illustrious career, famous for delivering over 43,000 performances in the Golden Horseshoe Revue, providing the voice of Jose in […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 and invited on […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 Invasion of the early 60’s.  Like The Beatles, they were from Liverpool, were managed by Brian Epstein, and played […]