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  • Thursday, May 10th, 2012

    Richard Pryor’s first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show

    Inspired by Bill Cosby, Richard Pryor moved to New York in 1963 to pursue his dream of becoming a comedian. There he started performing in clubs such as the Café Wha? and soon after he began opening for acts such as Bob Dylan, Nina Simone and Woody Allen. Just two years after moving to New York, he was appearing...
  • Friday, May 4th, 2012

    Memories of The Ed Sullivan Show – Guest Post

    Many moons ago, my greatest luxury was my black and white television — small as can be with wooden side boards, three knobs along the frame, and a V-shaped antenna piercing the air. I had gotten it just after my folks and I moved into our New York City pad fresh from the open road, and was the first one I had laid my hands on...
  • Friday, April 27th, 2012

    Beatlemania & The Ed Sullivan Show – The Beatles in 1964

     By 1964, audiences were progressively becoming more open-minded.  The country had experienced the rise of Elvis Presley and rock & roll had become far more ingrained in our culture.  President Kennedy’s death in 1963 left a strong sense of despair in the air and Americans needed something big to lift their spirits. The Beatles American TV debut on The Ed Sullivan Show could not have happened at a more perfect time. Not only did it mark the...
  • Friday, April 6th, 2012

    Top 5 Most Controversial Performances From The Ed Sullivan Show

    There is no doubt that history was made on The Ed Sullivan Show numerous times. From The Beatles legendary American TV debut to Elvis Presley’s first performance on the show.  There’s no denying that some of the most important events in television took place on the Sullivan stage, including several controversial performances that will forever remain part of music and television history. We have compiled a list of the top 5 most controversial performances on The Ed Sullivan Show: 5. 
  • Monday, February 27th, 2012

    Wilt Chamberlain 100 Point Game – Video

    It's hard to believe that the 50th Anniversary of Wilt Chamerblain's 100 point game is just around the corner. On March 2, 1962, Wilt Chamberlain took to a basketball court in Hershey, Pennsylvania playing for the Philadelphia Warriors. That evening he scored a record 100 points in a 169 -147 win over the New York Knicks.  Chamberlain’s scoring feat set a record that...
  • Friday, February 17th, 2012

    Backing Bands Inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    Last week, the Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame made an announcement that has been long overdue.  The Hall announced that it is making up for its past omissions by inducting the backing groups of six previous solo inductees at this year's April 14th ceremony.  The groups to be inducted include: The Crickets (Buddy Holly), The Miracles (Smokey Robinson), the Comets (Bill Haley), the Blue Caps (Gene Vincent), The Famous Flames...