Nearly 50 years after The Ed Sullivan Show wrapped its final episode and charmed TV viewers for the final time on Sunday night June 6, 1971, it officially joined the streaming universe to live on forever on June 12 with the UMe agreement with SOFA Entertainment Inc. for the global digital rights to The Ed Sullivan Show, which encompasses the influential television program’s historic 23-year primetime run on CBS and marks the first time that Ed Sullivan Show performance and guest segments are officially available in their entirety across streaming services worldwide.
Among the voluminous gems in this vast catalog are iconic clips that have primarily only been available in excerpted versions on EdSullivan.com or as low-resolution digital “bootlegs.” Scores of rarities will also be available digitally for the first time and fans can visit The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel and EdSullivan.com for more information.
The Ed Sullivan Show is the most popular primetime variety show in American history. For nearly a quarter century, Ed Sullivan hosted the greatest array of talent on television, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and Motown artists such as The Supremes, The Temptations and The Jackson 5. Every Sunday night at 8pm on CBS from 1948-1971, The Ed Sullivan Show showcased a wide variety of pop culture from the worlds of music, comedy, novelty and much more.
Full-performance segments making their official premiere on The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel. Live Videos premiere on following scheduled dates between July 3 – July 16.
7/3 Norm Crosby, Football & Little League (January 17, 1971)
7/3 Phyllis Diller, Mother-In-Law (January 4, 1970)
7/3 Jackie Mason, Luxury Apartments (October 28, 1962)
7/4 Dionne Warwick, Battle Hymn Of The Republic (January 7, 1968)
7/4 Texas A&M Cadets & Sergio Franchi, No Man Is An Island (January 24, 1971)
7/5 Bobby Darin,Mack The Knife (May 31, 1959)
7/6 Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington, Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me (March 7, 1965)
7/7 Johnny Carson, Airlines & The Kennedys (March 26, 1961)
7/7 Jerry Vale, Shadow Of Your Smile (February 12, 1967)
7/8 George Carlin, Eyes, Hair, Ali, Vietnam, The Weather (February 28, 1971)
7/8 Dick Cavett, Yale & Blind Dates (November 20, 1966)
7/9 Shelley Berman, Amnesiac Calls His Doctor (December 5, 1965)
7/9 Vaughn Monroe, With These Hands (September 6, 1953)
7/10 Robert Klein, Substitute Teacher (January 25, 1970)
7/11 Greco & Willard, Hotel Reservation & Job Interview (January 19, 1964)
7/12 Albert Brooks, Ventriloquist (January 31, 1971)
7/13 Red Skelton, Carpenters And Astronauts (September 19, 1965)
7/14 George Carlin, Camp Counselor (May 10, 1970)
7/15 Joan Rivers, Small-Town Life & Flying (October 23, 1966)
7/16 Jean Carroll, Department Stores (March 21, 1965)