• Monday, April 11th, 2011

    Stiller & Meara’s 1st Performance on Ed Sullivan

    48 years ago this month, Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.  On April 7th 1963, the husband and wife comedy team Stiller & Meara took to the Ed Sullivan Show stage and did a hilarious bit about a current day Jonah being eaten by a whale off […]

  • Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

    Opening Day of Baseball on Ed Sullivan

    America’s favorite past time is officially back!  Last week the nation kicked off the season of barbeques and ball games with the 2011 opening day of Major League Baseball.  While many parts of the country faced less than ideal opening day weather conditions, the games were played and die-hard fans filled the ballparks.  This was […]

  • Friday, March 25th, 2011

    The Last Ed Sullivan Show

    This coming Monday marks the 40th Anniversary of the last live telecast of The Ed Sullivan Show.  On March 28, 1971, Ed Sullivan took to the stage in The Ed Sullivan Theater for the last time as the host of the country’s most popular variety show. The Ed Sullivan Show began in 1948, when CBS […]

  • Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

    Elvis at Pearl Harbor

    March 25, 1961 marks the 50th Anniversary of Elvis Presley’s USS Arizona Memorial Benefit Concert in Hawaii.  Elvis staged the concert to help raise money to build a memorial at Pearl Harbor dedicated to all of those who had lost their lives in the December 7, 1941 attack. Elvis actually had the idea to host […]

  • Thursday, March 17th, 2011

    Broadway on The Ed Sullivan Show

    Living in New York City and hosting his show right off Broadway, Ed Sullivan was a big fan of musicals.   He often used The Ed Sullivan Show to promote Broadway musicals, giving his audience a front row seat to hit shows.  In addition to performers, Ed also liked to showcase the composers of his favorite Broadway […]

  • Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

    Anniversary of Janis Joplin on The Ed Sullivan Show

    March 16th marks the 42nd anniversary of Janis Joplin’s one and only performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.  Here is a little background on Janis Joplin on The Ed Sullivan Show. Janis rose to fame with Big Brother Holding Company in 1967 following a rousing performance at The Monterey International Pop Festival.  Two years later, […]

  • Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

    Elvis on Hungarian TV

    This year Elvis Presley will be declared an honorary citizen of Budapest, Hungary and have a city landmark named after him.  Mayor Istvan Tarlos and the city council announced plans to bestow this honor on Elvis due to the singer’s sympathy and solidarity with the Hungarian Revolution against the communists in 1956.   Elvis actually made […]

  • Thursday, February 24th, 2011

    The Black Swan on The Ed Sullivan Show

    This weekend, The  83rd Academy Awards will be held in Hollywood and one of the favorites to take home multiple Oscars is the psychological thriller Black Swan directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Natalie Portman .  Black Swan is nominated for 5 Oscars – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Cinematography and Best Film […]

  • Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

    Black History Month & The Ed Sullivan Show

    With February being Black History Month, here is a look at how The Ed Sullivan Show helped break through the color barriers of network television and the entertainment industry.   One of the most important contributions Ed Sullivan will be remembered for is how he bucked the system and embraced African-American performers helping promote them to […]

  • Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

    Valentine’s Day Love Songs From The Ed Sullivan Show

    In honor of Valentine’s Day, here is a list of love song performances from The Ed Sullivan Show: 1. The Beatles – “I Want To Hold Your Hand” 2. Sonny & Cher – “I Got You Babe” 3. Elvis Presley – “Love Me Tender” 4. Jackie Wilson – “That’s Why (I Love You So)” 5. Smokey Robinson & The […]