• Friday, September 22nd, 2023

    Ed Sullivan Goes On Location With Harry Belafonte In Vintage 1950s Clip

    A short location feature in which Ed Sullivan visits actor Harry Belafonte on the set of the movie Odds Against Tomorrow is now available to view on the official YouTube channel of Sullivan’s celebrated variety series. The two-minute clip is taken from the October 18, 1959 edition of The Ed Sullivan Show. The October 1959 show also featured appearances by […]

  • Tuesday, June 27th, 2023

    How the Beatles really got booked on “The Ed Sullivan Show”

    Noted filmmakers Margo Precht Speciale and Andrew Solt joined host Kenneth Womack to talk about how the Beatles really got booked on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” the lasting legacy of the television program on its 75th anniversary and more on a special bonus episode of “Everything Fab Four,” a podcast co-produced by me and Womack (a music […]

  • Monday, June 12th, 2023

    James Brown Delivers Soul Dynamite In Classic ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Medley

    The sheer brilliance and theatricality of James Brown’s live show is captured in an extended medley performance now available on the official YouTube page of The Ed Sullivan Show. In the clip, from the edition of October 30, 1966, the Godfather of Soul is seen with members of his band – including the ever-present Bobby Byrd – […]

  • Friday, June 9th, 2023

    The 17 Most Memorable Performances from ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

    Ed Sullivan wasn’t kidding when he’d announce, “We have a really big ‘shoe’ tonight.” Over the variety show’s 24 seasons and over 1,000 episodes, the who’s who of music, comedy, and dance appeared on stage to wow America with incredible performances.  Here are some of The Ed Sullivan Show’s most famous acts: The Best Acts from The Ed Sullivan […]

  • Tuesday, May 9th, 2023

    Amazon’s Free Streaming Service Freevee is Adding The Ed Sullivan Show

    This week Amazon announced that the original Ed Sullivan Show is now streaming for free on its free streaming service Freevee. Now you will be able to relive the classic show for free on Amazon. This news comes as Amazon recently announced a deal to bring over 100 Amazon originals to Freevee. Now Amazon says […]

  • Wednesday, April 19th, 2023

    Watch Ella Fitzgerald Weave Vocal Magic On ‘Perdido’ From ‘Ed Sullivan Show’

    A vintage performance by Ella Fitzgerald features in the latest clip from the archives of The Ed Sullivan Show. The peerless vocal stylist is seen, in her finest scatting form, in a performance from the February 2, 1964 edition of “Perdido,” accompanied by storied trumpeter Roy Eldridge. Fitzgerald made numerous appearances on the famous variety […]