Ed Sullivan couldn’t act, sing or dance and uncomfortable in front of an audience, but for 23 years, The Ed Sullivan Show was appointment viewing – The Beatles made their first American live appearance on the show (pulling in an audience of 73 million – equivalent to the draw of today’s Super Bowl).
Beginning Monday, September 4th, Decades Network will air episodes of The Best of The Ed Sullivan Show Monday to Friday – with two 30-minute episodes each day.
Dark Horse’s New York Times Bestseller The Fifth Beatle is being released in paperback.
The Fifth Beatle details the story of the group’s manager, Brian Epstein. Written by Vivek J. Tiwary and with art by Andrew C. Robinson, and Kyle Baker, the trade paperback release of The Fifth Beatle will include never before seen material – new art and concept material by Kyle Baker; an excerpt from Vivek Tiwary’s TEDxFultonStreet talk, “The Birth of the Beatles and Impossible Dreams,” and his essay, “The Curtain Rising,” detailing Brian Epstein’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Eisner and Harvey Award-winning The Fifth Beatle Trade Paperback Edition will be in stores on October 27th. Follow the jump for further details – including where you can pre-order.
One of the biggest Pop Cultural moments in the last 100 years happened February 9, 1964 when television host Ed Sullivan uttered the immortal words – “Ladies and Gentleman: The Beatles,” and the rest as they say is History. The funny thing about that moment is, it’s often replayed but I’ve never saw the full performance. Did you know the Beatles played five songs that night? Did you know that 60s Batman Villain Frank Gorshin (actually funny!) was on that show? Or that the cast of Oliver performed as well. It’s odd to think that yes, it was a history making show but what must it have been like to follow the Beatles American debut? The folks at Shout Factory have captured these moments in their new DVD Set – The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows starring The Beatles.
The day after John Lennon was killed outside his New York home, The Tomorrow Show with Tom Snyder aired his last televised interview, which had been aired five years previously, along with appearances by journalist Lisa Robinson and Lennon’s producer, Jack Douglas. Interviews with Paul and Linda McCartney and two other members of Wings, and Ringo Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach, briefly touch on John and The Beatles. Plus, Angie Dickinson…