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  • Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

    Elvis Presley on YouTube

    For the past three months, we have been celebrating Elvis Presley on The Ed Sullivan Show YouTube Channel. Twelve iconic Elvis performances are now available to view in HD including "Hound Dog," "Don't Be Cruel," "Love Me Tender" and "Peace In The Valley." Watch them all on our channel here!
  • Friday, June 12th, 2020

    SOFA Entertainment Partners with UMe on Global Deal

    UMe and SOFA Entertainment have partnered on a global deal involving “The Ed Sullivan Show” catalog. For the first time ever, full performance segments will be officially available worldwide via streaming platforms on June 12th. Nearly 50 years after The Ed Sullivan Show wrapped its final episode and charmed TV viewers for the final...
  • Monday, May 11th, 2020

    Remembering Jerry Stiller

    Jerry Stiller, legendary comedian and actor, passed away on Monday morning. He was 92 years old. Stiller and Meara were a husband-and-wife comedy team made up of Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara. The couple were Ed Sullivan Show regulars, appearing over 30 times alongside musical guests such as The Rolling Stones, Duke Ellington, and Ella Fitzgerald. They would become fan favorites and gain notoriety nationwide for their comedy routines. Take a look back at the classic comedy duo:
  • Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

    Timothée Chalamet to Play Bob Dylan

    “Ford v Ferrari” and “Walk the Line” director James Mangold will direct Timothée Chalamet as the young Bob Dylan in an upcoming film. The movie will focus on the period in Dylan’s life when he traded in his acoustic guitar for an electric guitar and completely changed his sound.  "Chalamet is reportedly taking guitar lessons but some pundits wonder if the greater challenge will come from Dylan, who...
  • Friday, November 8th, 2019

    Maria Perego, Topo Gigio’s Creator, Dies at 95

    We’re sad to say that our dear friend Maria Perego, creator of Topo Gigio, passed away yesterday morning in her beautiful home in Milan. The mouse puppet that she made in the late 1950s in Italy became a worldwide phenomenon on The Ed Sullivan Show. Topo Gigio was a regular from his first appearance in 1962 to the end of the show’s run in 1971. Topo went on to appear in magazines, cartoons, albums, and even his own full length motion picture. To this day the little mouse is still a pop icon. R.I.P. Maria Perego (1923-2019)
  • Monday, October 7th, 2019

    Celebrating Rip Taylor

    Rip Taylor, the confetti-tossing actor and comedian, died Sunday.Here is Rip Taylor on The Ed Sullivan Show. February 2, 1964. https://youtu.be/8DVB4xD7W0c
  • Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

    Willful Shadows – Book About Sonny James

    "Willful Shadows tells the story of Sonny James and The Southern Gentlemen, written by one of The Southern Gentlemen himself, Gary Robble. During their time with Sonny James they were voted 1969’s Country Music Artist of the Year, were the first to record a live album in the Houston Astrodome, appear on The Ed Sullivan Show 4 times, and be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006. Sonny James witnessed the birth of rock-n-roll and by 1957, had sold over 3,000,000 singles of the first country-pop crossover hit “Young Love”. From 1964-1972 he and his vocal band of...
  • Thursday, March 21st, 2019

    Honoring Dick Dale

      Musician Dick Dale, “The King of the Surf Guitar” died in Loma Linda, California on March 16, 2019. He was 81. The American guitarist was a pioneer of surf music and his 1962 single “Let’s Go Trippin’” is often regarded as the first surf rock song. His signature sound mixed staccato picking and reverb with Middle Eastern melodies. Although his chart success in the 1960s was brief, his influence was immense. Dale’s most iconic...
  • Monday, September 10th, 2018

    R.I.P. Will Jordan (1927-2018)

    Will Jordan, a gifted impressionist who appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show over fifteen times, died on Thursday at his home in Manhattan. He was 91. The stand-up comedian and actor had many impressions in his repertoire including Bing Crosby, Jack Benny and Groucho Marx, but it was his impression of Ed Sullivan that put him on the map. He was known as the man who “invented Ed Sullivan.” Many of...
  • Monday, June 18th, 2018

    Remembering D.J. Fontana

    D.J. Fontana, the drummer and sole surviving member of Elvis Presley’s band, has died at the age of 87. Fontana was the first drummer in Presley’s band and played on over 460 RCA cuts with him over their 14 years together, accompanying him on hits such as “Hound Dog,” “All Shook Up,” and “Blue Suede Shoes.” He can also be seen playing with him in the movies Jailhouse Rock, Loving You, and G.I. Blues. Fontana’s presence behind the drum kit was revolutionary and helped shape...