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  • 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...
  • Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

    Red Skelton on The Ed Sullivan Show

    The son of a circus clown and a cleaning woman, Red Skelton was born Richard Bernard on July 18, 1913 in Vincennes, Indiana. He was introduced to show business at the age of 7 at a vaudeville show in Vincennes. At age 10, he left home to travel with a medicine show through the Midwest, and joined the vaudeville circuit at age 15. At age 17, he married Edna Marie Stilwell, a theatre usher who became his vaudeville partner and later his chief writer and manager.
  • Monday, September 23rd, 2013

    The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show – Emmys Tribute

    Last night, the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards were broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. This year, the annual award show not only paid tribute to those making television today, but to the 50th anniversary of two momentous events in television history. Namely, the TV coverage surrounding President Kennedy’s assassination and The Beatles’ US television debut on The Ed Sullivan Show. Six-time Emmy nominee Don Cheadle (“House of Lies”) presented the segment on television’s role in the coverage of President John F. Kennedy assassination on Nov. 22, 1963. The segment connected the tragedy to another event that captivated...
  • Friday, July 19th, 2013

    Milton Berle on The Ed Sullivan Show

      Milton Berle, whose career as a comedian spanned vaudeville, radio, television, and film, was born Mendel Berlinger on July 12, 1908 in New York City. He started his career at the age of five, when he appeared in the silent film “The Perils of Pauline” after winning a Charlie Chaplin look-alike contest. At the age of 10 began getting parts onstage, and by his late teens...
  • Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

    Paul McCartney’s 71st Birthday

    What better time to celebrate the career highlights of Paul McCartney than today?  Today marks Paul McCartney’s 71st birthday! It seems like just yesterday that the Beatles on...
  • Friday, May 24th, 2013

    Liberace on The Ed Sullivan Show

    This Sunday May 26th, Steven Sorderbergh’s newest biopic “Behind the Candelabra” will premiere on HBO. The biopic chronicles the life of the famous pianist and vocalist Władziu Valentino Liberace, better known as just Liberace, starring...