Remembering Ed Sullivan
Ed Sullivan entertained us all in the comfort of our living rooms. He touched us all because of his masterful skill of making sure he had something for everybody in the family.
For myself, like you perhaps, part of the fun was watching dad’s reaction to some of the musical guests.
Ed Sullivan died at the age of 72 on October 13, 1974. It’s been a long time now since he died, but we still talk about his show and clearly remember him.
In conversation from time to time, someone will light up when they say: ‘Remember when so and so was on the Ed Sullivan Show?’ And everyone else gets a happy feeling by being made to think of those good old days at home.
His variety show helped catapult the careers of Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, The Jackson 5, Janis Joplin, The Rolling Stones, and The Mamas & the Papas.
Let’s take a watch here of the top 10 musical acts of his show: