• Friday, August 19th, 2022

    Creedence Clearwater Revival Performs On ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ In Unearthed Clip From 1969

    Creedence Clearwater Revival takes on Little Richard‘s “Good Golly Miss Molly” on The Ed Sullivan Show in a recently unearthed clip from March 9th, 1969. Posted to the The Ed Sullivan Show‘s YouTube channel, the video shows a fresh-faced CCR fronted by a young, flannel-clad John Fogerty, who leads the band through a cover of Little Richard’s early rock and roll […]

  • Wednesday, August 3rd, 2022

    The wealth of jazz on the Ed Sullivan Show

    The Ed Sullivan Show, which ran on CBS TV in the US every Sunday night from 1948-1971, is well known for appearances by The Beatles and other pop bands, but it also hosted many jazz performers, thus inadvertently forming a valuable historical archive of performances by leading jazz artists. Performances by several of these artists […]

  • Monday, July 11th, 2022

    Watch Motown’s Barbara McNair Sing ‘Just In Time’ on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

    A late 1965 performance by then-new Motown signing Barbara McNair has been shared from the archives of The Ed Sullivan Show. The clip, now featured on the official YouTube channel of the revered light entertainment series, shows the Chicago-born singer and actress performing the already much-loved “Just In Time.” A Jule Styne melody with lyrics by […]

  • Monday, June 13th, 2022

    ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ Archive Reaches New 250-Million Views Milestone

    The official YouTube channel of The Ed Sullivan Show has reached a new milestone, today crossing the threshold of 250 million views of its peerless archive. The June 2020 digital rights agreement between UMe and SOFA Entertainment Inc. made countless rare performances available to view for free from the beloved show’s 23-year history in primetime on CBS. The […]

  • Friday, June 10th, 2022

    Watch Gladys Knight & The Pips Bring Soul To 1970 ‘Ed Sullivan Show’

    Gladys Knight & the Pips star in a newly-shared clip from the archives of The Ed Sullivan Show. The infectious performance from the March 29, 1970 show features a spoken introduction by Knight and a brief segment of The Beatles’ “Hey Jude” before the group launch into their R&B No.1 of three years earlier, “I Heard It Through […]

  • Friday, June 10th, 2022

    Watch Jimmy Dean Sing Country Favorites On 1967 ‘Ed Sullivan Show’

    Texan hitmaker Jimmy Dean is celebrated in a newly-shared clip from the 1967 archives of The Ed Sullivan Show. He performs a selection of country music favorites by other artists to mark Country Music Month. The entertainer famous for hits of his own such as 1961’s “Big Bad John” and 1965’s “The First Thing Ev’ry Morning […]

  • Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

    Watch Two Classic 1960s Peggy Lee Performances From ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’

    The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel has shared two more classic, rarely-seen performances from Peggy Lee – this time dating from 1961 and 1965. You can check them both out below. The earlier of the two Peggy Lee performances, dating from February 12, 1961, features the iconic singer performing a spirited renditions of Kansas Joe McCoy’s “Why […]