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  • Tuesday, May 19th, 2015

    Remembering B.B. King

    We are deeply saddened at The Ed Sullivan Show and SOFA Entertainment to have learned of the passing of legendary Blues musician
  • Friday, February 20th, 2015

    Celebrating Lesley Gore

    The Ed Sullivan and SOFA Entertainment are deeply saddened by singer Lesley Gore’s passing.  Born Lesley Sue Goldstein on May 2nd 1946 in Brooklyn, NY, Lesley got her start at only 16 years old, after being discovered by producer Quincy Jones in 1963. Gore recorded her first hit “It’s My Party” soon after signing with Mercury Records, where Jones was an A&R man. The song immediately became a success and overnight Lesley Gore turned into a star.  “It’s My...
  • Monday, December 22nd, 2014

    Honoring Joe Cocker

    The Ed Sullivan Show was very saddened to learn of the passing of legendary singer Joe Cocker. From an early age, Joe was inspired by American rhythm and blues artists like Ray Charles and Chuck Berry.
  • Thursday, November 20th, 2014

    Celebrating the Activism of Harry Belafonte

    On November 8th The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the body that issues the Oscars, honored the legendary entertainer Harry Belafonte for his life-long devotion to humanitarian activism. Belafonte is an American treasure, whose career made him among the first crossover African-American stars while simultaneously being one of show-business’ most...
  • Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

    Remembering the Life of Ed Sullivan

    Forty years ago today, Ed Sullivan, who hosted the show that bore his name for over two decades, passed away from esophageal cancer. Ed Sullivan, born a New Yorker in 1901, was for many years part of an elite circle of Broadway columnists who was read by insiders and outsiders alike. In this capacity he made connections with some of the top names in show business. Having already broadcasted on radio, this put Sullivan in a good position to move into the new medium of television. He...
  • Wednesday, March 26th, 2014

    Happy 70th Birthday Diana Ross!

    The Ed Sullivan Show would like to wish a very happy 70th birthday to the first lady of Motown, Diana Ross! Many musical acts broke into the mainstream on the Sullivan stage. Elvis, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones are just a few of the names that come to mind. As big as those performances were, there was a group that made more appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show than all of those acts put together. With 18 appearances, Diana Ross and The Supremes stood tall above all...
  • Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

    The Beatles in America

    On Sunday February 9th, 1964, at 8pm, the course of the music history changed forever after The Beatles stepped on The Ed Sullivan Show stage for their first appearance on American television. That night, history was made as these British sensations with long hair performed scorching versions of some of their greatest songs at the time, including “She Loves You,” “I Saw Her Standing There,” and their latest hit, “I Want To Hold Your Hand.”  On...
  • Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

    Revolution: A Beatles Bio

    Revolution: A Beatles Bio The Beatles started off as a group called The Quarrymen, founded by John Lennon and his schoolmates in Liverpool, England, 1956. Paul McCartney joined the band shortly afterwards as a rhythm guitarist. George Harrison was a friend of Paul’s and badly wanted to join the band. Though John initially thought the 14 year old Harrison was...