Thursday, January 6th, 2022

Watch Brenda Lee Sing Vintage Torch Song ‘All Alone Am I’ On ‘Ed Sullivan Show’

Brenda Lee photo: Gilles Petard/Redferns

A vintage performance by Brenda Lee of her classic ballad “All Alone Am I” has been newly shared from the archives of The Ed Sullivan Show. As the annals of the long-running variety series continue to be restored and made available to modern audiences, the clip gives audiences a flavor of the show in its pre-British invasion era of 1963.

“Little Miss Dynamite” delivers the song on the January 13, 1963 edition, seen in black and white, when Sullivan had already been a fixture on network television for nearly 15 years. Lee had been having hits in the US since emerging on Decca Records at the age of 12, in 1957, the year after signing with the company. Her first major hit was “Sweet Nothin’s” in 1959 and she had two No.1s in 1960, with the Grammy Hall of Fame entry “I’m Sorry” and “I Want To Be Wanted.”