Since launching in June 2020, The Ed Sullivan Show YouTube channel has brought a nearly daily dose of nostalgia. Cherry-picked from the show’s two decades in primetime, fans both new and old are able to relive Sullivan‘s most memorable performances. With 2021 coming to a close, The Ed Sullivan Show has compiled its most-watched videos from this past year.
The videos feature the birth of legends, including Elvis Presley‘s second and third appearances on the program. Together, they also represent the efferent forces of 1960s popular music. British blues fore-bearers The Animals sit beside California folk outfit The Mamas & The Papas, meanwhile, Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5 appear out of the fields of Gary, IN to take the country by storm.
The Animals – “House Of The Rising Sun” – 10/18/1964
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