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  • 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...
  • Friday, May 17th, 2013

    Bob Hope on The Ed Sullivan Show

    Bob Hope was born Leslie Townes Hope in London on May 29th 1903. Three years later, Hope’s father moved the family to Cleveland, Ohio. Upon his arrival in America his name was changed to Bob.
  • Friday, May 3rd, 2013

    Bing Crosby on The Ed Sullivan Show

    In honor of what would have been Bing Crosby’s 110th birthday, we would like to take a moment to reminisce on his great career. Bing Crosby was born Harry Lillis Crosby on May 3, 1903.  A neighborhood friend gave him the nickname “Bing,” and it stuck for the rest of his life.
  • Thursday, March 21st, 2013

    The Three Stooges on The Ed Sullivan Show

    In 1925, The Three Stooges started out as a vaudeville and comedy act with comedian Ted Healy.  During this period, they were known as “Ted Healy and His Stooges,” “Ted Healy and His Southern Gentlemen,” “Ted Healy and His Three Lost Souls” and “Ted Healy and His Racketeers.” On stage, Healy would perform jokes and songs, but the...
  • Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

    Martha & The Vandellas on The Ed Sullivan Show

    After winning a talent contest in 1962, Martha Reeves was asked to perform at Detroit's Twenty Grand nightclub, where Motown A&R man William "Mickey" Stevenson heard her sing and scheduled a meeting.  Although she was not signed to a record contract during that meeting, she was hired to be his secretary. A few months later, Stevenson was overseeing a session for Mary Wells'...
  • Friday, January 25th, 2013

    B.J. Thomas on The Ed Sullivan Show

    Before achieving success in the late 60’s and 70’s on the pop/rock and country charts, B.J. Thomas started out singing in church during his youth. In the early 1960’s, Thomas joined the musical group The Triumphs in Houston, Texas, who released a number of songs under small labels. After a brief period with The Triumphs, Thomas began a solo career with a hit cover version of Hank...
  • Thursday, January 17th, 2013

    Muhammad Ali on The Ed Sullivan Show

    January 17th marks the 71st birthday of arguably the most famous boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali.  Born Cassius Clay, Jr. in Louisville, Kentucky, Ali started boxing at the age of 12. From the very beginning, Ali took his boxing training very seriously. Within weeks of taking up the sport, he was winning local boxing championships....
  • Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

    Patti Page on The Ed Sullivan Show

    On January 1st 2013, almost 2 months after her 85th birthday, 1950's and 60’s pop-country recording star Patti Page passed away. Born Clara Ann Fowler in Oklahoma, Patti Page joined the Jimmy Joy Band in 1946, which led her to Chicago and ultimately a record deal with Mercury Records. Her first Top 10 solo hit, “Let Me Go, Lover!” in 1954, would be...
  • Friday, December 7th, 2012

    Dave Brubeck on The Ed Sullivan Show

    On December 5th, 2012, pianist, composer and Jazz legend, Dave Brubeck sadly passed away one day before his 92nd birthday. We would like to take a moment to look back on his Brubeck’s great career as well as his performances on The Ed Sullivan Show. In the mid-1950’s, Dave Brubeck successfully burst onto the Jazz scene creating the The Dave...
  • Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

    The Band on The Ed Sullivan Show

    Canadian-American roots rock group “The Band,” consisting of J.R. "Robbie" Robertson (guitar), Richard Manuel (piano, drums, vocals), Garth Hudson (organ, horns) Rick Danko (bass, vocals) and Levon Helm (drums, mandolin, vocals), came together under the guidance of American Rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins at the end of the 1950’s. Hawkins first hired Levon Helm before he...