Wednesday, March 2nd, 2022

‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ Archive Is Alive With ‘The Sound Of Music’ Playlist

The Supremes in 1966, the year they performed ‘My Favorite Things’ on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show.’ Photo - Courtesy: Bettmann Collection

The archive of The Ed Sullivan Show is marking a milestone for a fellow, much-loved entertainment institution, The Sound of MusicA new playlist on the official YouTube channel of the long-running variety show is dedicated to songs and performances from the musical and the film, which had its worldwide premiere 57 years ago today, on March 2, 1965.

The channel features many different versions of signature songs from the production, including “My Favorite Things” by Eddie Fisher (1965), the Supremes (1966), Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (1968), and the Hollywood Bowl Cast (1970) featuring duets by Cass Elliot and Johnny Mathis, Shirley Jones and Herschel Bernardi, Jeannie C. Riley and Minnie Pearl, and John Davidson with the Lennon Sisters.