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  • 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 politicized. On stage, screen, and recordings, Belafonte was affable and very appealing, bringing the Caribbean musical style of Calypso into the mainstream, most notably with his famous interpretation of...
  • 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 developed his program, initially called Toast of the Town, with his producer Marlo Lewis and was originally modeled after the entertainment Sullivan would provide as emcee at events such as The Harvest Moon...
  • Thursday, September 4th, 2014

    R.I.P. Joan Rivers (1933-2014)

    All of us at The Ed Sullivan Show and SOFA Entertainment are deeply saddened by the passing of the legendary comedian Joan Rivers. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Joan got her start playing the café’s...
  • 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 other pop performers as one of Sullivan’s most ubiquitous guests. Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, the teenage Ross joined a local vocal group known as The Primettes.  The ensemble would...
  • 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 Sunday February 9th 2014 the world will celebrate 
  • 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 too young, he eventually agreed to let him join as lead guitar player. In early 1960, John Lennon’s friend and local art student Stu Sutcliffe joined on bass guitar and came up with the band’s...
  • Thursday, December 5th, 2013

    Happy Holidays from The Ed Sullivan Show!

    Celebrate the holidays and make the gift-giving season unique & fun with The Ed Sullivan Show! We are offering great DVD discounts, including a “Beatles 50th Anniversary Special” in honor of The Fab Four's legendary debut performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Make your holiday shopping fast and easy this year by finding wonderful gifts for the whole family at EdSullivan.com. Check out our numerous DVD compilations, which...
  • Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

    Happy Thanksgiving From The Ed Sullivan Show

    Thanksgiving is a uniquely American holiday. Friends, family, good food, and maybe a little football on the TV. Great things never go out of style. Like Thanksgiving, “The Ed Sullivan Show” is a classic American institution. The history of American popular culture can be told through the show’s many iconic performances. Everyone knows that Elvis Presley made his first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” in 1956. But did you know that this wasn’t Elvis’ first performance on national...
  • Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

    Fallback on The Classics!

    Remember amazing performances from one of America’s greatest television institutions, The Ed Sullivan Show. Relive these timeless acts from the 50s, 60s, and 70s. These exclusive performances can’t be seen anywhere else except on our one of a kind DVD collections! As we approach the Holiday Season, we are looking forward to providing you with some of our most popular DVD sets to stuff the stockings of all your loved ones. They contain some the most exciting performances in show's history, such as
  • Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

    Ravi Shankar on The Ed Sullivan Show

    Best known for his success in popularizing the sitar and introducing Indian music to other music genres, Ravi Shankar was born Robindra Shankar Chowdhury in India in 1920. Shankar lived in India until the age of 10 when he left to Paris, France with his older brother, Uday Shankar. Uday was a member of a dance troupe called the Compagnie de Danse et Musique Hindou (Company of Hindu Dance and Music). Paris had a very powerful influence upon the young Ravi Shankar.  Not only did he continue his education in Paris and learned more about the Western culture, but more importantly he was exposed to Indian...