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The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show

English  |  Music
From its first Sunday night back on June 20, 1948 continuously until June 6 of 1971, the Ed Sullivan Show was THE place to debut new talent or see the old and proven make a comeback. In between the various acts was the man himself, Ed Sullivan. Ed was uniquely talented as a master of ceremonies who could get the biggest stars to appear on his show. That first Sunday night he welcomed Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis as well as Rodgers and Hammerstein who performed music from their new Broadway show “South Pacific”. This early programming was live TV and the occasional error was to be anticipated which made such show all the more inviting to watch. Previously titled Toast of the Town, The Ed Sullivan Show showcased new talent such as Elvis Presley along with show regulars like Topo, Ed’s Little Italian Mouse (a sidekick puppet) and Señor Wences who was a comical ventriloquist. Elvis performed live on Ed Sullivan three times for a reported fifty thousand dollars (an enormous amount back in the 1950’s). In 1963 Ed hosted the latest style in music when he invited the Beatles to perform.
Season:Episode Title Queue
S01:E41  October 18, 1970    
"October 18, 1970" Full Episode (26:08)   
S01:E38  October 18, 1964    
"October 18, 1964" Full Episode (26:10)   
S01:E23  June 11, 1967    
"June 11, 1967" Full Episode (26:02)   
S01:E13  January 11, 1970    
"January 11, 1970" Full Episode (27:57)   
S01:E02  The Very Best Of, Volume 1    
"The Very Best Of, Volume 1" Full Episode (1:30:30)   
S01:E01  Great Moments In Opera    
"Great Moments In Opera" Full Episode (1:01:32)   
"The World's Greatest Novelty Acts" Full Episode (55:45)   

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