• Monday, April 10th, 2023

    Watch The Temptations Sing George Harrison In ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Medley

    A unique medley by the Temptations, still at the height of their Motown reign, is the latest addition to the official YouTube channel of The Ed Sullivan Show. The clip dates from the January 31, 1971 edition of the show, which was two months from the end of its regular run in syndication, dating back […]

  • Friday, January 27th, 2023

    Pops + Opera: Louis Armstrong and Robert Merrill’s odd couple act

    At one point during his 1955 European tour, Louis Armstrong made an unscheduled pilgrimage. Having just played a concert with his All-Stars, he dashed over to La Scala — to “stand by those big cats like Verdi and Wagner, and take pictures,” he later recalled, “‘cause they figure our music is the same; we play ‘em both […]

  • Friday, January 6th, 2023

    Watch Nancy Sinatra Sing Much-Covered ‘My Buddy’ On ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

    Nancy Sinatra’s performance of a ballad from the 1920s is among the latest clips to be shared from the archives of The Ed Sullivan Show. The song is “My Buddy,” as featured on the February 26, 1967 edition of the celebrated and long-running TV variety series, just after she had included it on her Sugar album. As Sullivan […]

  • Friday, December 16th, 2022

    Watch Jackie Wilson’s Impassioned ‘Forever And A Day’ On ‘Ed Sullivan Show’

    A performance by the incomparable Jackie Wilson from the archives of The Ed Sullivan Show has been shared on the official YouTube channel of the famed variety series. The R&B master is seen giving an impassioned interpretation of “Forever and a Day” on the edition broadcast on May 27, 1962. Wilson was a frequent visitor to the show, […]

  • Tuesday, November 1st, 2022

    ‘Ed Sullivan’ Channels Reach One Billion Views and 500,000 Subscribers

    The digital channels of The Ed Sullivan Show have surpassed one billion total views across all channels (including YouTube, Apple Music, and Facebook) in tandem with reaching the 500K YouTube subscribers milestone. The long-running variety show expanded its reach exponentially via a global digital rights agreement between UMe and SOFA Entertainment Inc., with more than 250 million […]

  • Wednesday, October 26th, 2022

    When The Rolling Stones Debuted On The Ed Sullivan Show

    On Friday, October 23, 1964, The Rolling Stones were at London’s Heathrow Airport where they boarded a BOAC, Boeing 707, to fly to New York’s JFK Airport to begin what was to be their second US tour, including a coveted performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. When they arrived in America there were around 500 fans at the […]

  • Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

    Watch Bobbie Gentry’s 1970 Preview Of New Song On ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

    Another vintage performance by Bobbie Gentry has been shared from the rich archives of The Ed Sullivan Show. The clip is from the edition of the famous, long-running variety show broadcast in Christmas week 1970, on December 27. Backed by Phoenix, Arizona-based Goose Creek Symphony, her fellow signings to Capitol Records, Gentry performs a medley “But […]

  • Wednesday, October 12th, 2022

    How Rahsaan Roland Kirk Shook Up The Ed Sullivan Show

    No one expected The Ed Sullivan Show to be controversial, but thanks to an infamous performance by jazz musician Rahsaan Roland Kirk, one of its final episodes proved a memorable spectacle. Having run for 23 years straight, The Ed Sullivan Show was an iconic platform that drew millions of viewers across America and had been both a beacon and […]