Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics

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Elvis! The Beatles! Janis Joplin! The Ed Sullivan Show introduced America to several pop culture icons. The preeminent variety show of television's first decades, The Ed Sullivan Show (originally titled Toast of the Town) aired from 1948 to 1971. Former reporter and columnist Sullivan welcomed all sorts of musicians, comedians, circus acts, Broadway ensembles and puppets to his New York City theater. MeTV is proud to present highlights of rock 'n' roll history from The Ed Sullivan Show, curated into Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics


Episode Guide

Episode Guide

Season 1
  • Season 1

Ep 1: Rock Legends

Elvis Presley - "Hound Dog"; James Brown - Medley: "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag"/ "I Feel Good"; Buddy Holly - "Peggy Sue"; Jerry Lee Lewis - "What'd I Say"; Fats Domino - "Blueberry Hill"; Bo Diddley - "Bo Diddley"; Elvis Presley - "Don't Be Cruel".

Ep 2: Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley - "Don't Be Cruel"; Elvis Presley - “Ready Teddy”; Elvis Presley - “Too Much”; Elvis Presley - “When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again”; Elvis Presley - “Hound Dog”; Elvis Presley - "Peace In The Valley".

Ep 3: Groovy Sounds

The Young Rascals - "Groovin'"; The Turtles - "Happy Together"; Young Rascals - "Good Lovin'"; Spanky & Our Gang - "Sunday Will Never Be The Same"; The 5th Dimension - "Stoned Soul Picnic"; Oliver - "Good Morning Starshine"; The Beach Boys - "Good Vibrations".

Ep 4: R&B Greats

The Ike And Tina Turner Revue - "Proud Mary"; Jackie Wilson - "Lonely Teardrops"; Stevie Wonder - "Fingertips"; James Brown - Medley: "Please, Please", "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag"; The Temptations - "I Can't Get Next To You".

Ep 5: First Women Of Rock

Diana Ross & The Supremes – “Love Child”; Janis Joplin – “Raise Your Hand”; Dusty Springfield – “Son Of A Preacher Man”; Gladys Knight & The Pips – “If I Were Your Woman”; Janis Joplin – “Maybe, Maybe, Maybe”; The Supremes – “You Can't Hurry Love”.

Ep 6: The Sweet Sound Of Soul

The Supremes - "Come See About Me"; The Jackson 5 - "ABC", "I Want You Back"; James Brown - "Prisoner Of Love"; The Righteous Bros - "Turn On Your Love Light"; The Temptations - "Run Away Child, Running Wild"; The Four Tops - "Reach Out & I'll Be There".

Ep 8: Motor City Magic

The Temptations - "Get Ready"; Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - "I Second That Emotion"; Stevie Wonder - "For Once In My Life"; The Four Tops - Medley: "Bernadette, Reach Out I'll Be There & Sugar Pie"; The Jackson Five - "I Want You Back"; The Supremes - "In & Out Of Love".

Ep 9: Folk Rock

The Band - "Up On Cripple Creek"; The Byrds - "Turn, Turn, Turn"; Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Down On The Corner"; The Lovin' Spoonful - "Daydream"; Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - "Abraham, Martin & John".

Ep 10: Top Hits of 1965

The Four Tops - "Same Old Song" "Sugar Pie" & "Something About You"; Sonny & Cher - "I Got You Babe"; Herman's Hermits - "I'm Henry The Viii, I Am"; The Four Seasons - "Let's Hang On!"; The Lovin' Spoonful - "Do You Believe In Magic"; Tom Jones - "It's Not Unusual"; Dino, Desi & Billy - " I'm A Fool".

Ep 11: Psychedelic 60s

The Doors – “Light My Fire”; Jefferson Airplane – “Crown of Creation”; Steppenwolf – “Born to be Wild”, “Magic Carpet Ride”; Vanilla Fudge – “Keep Me Hanging On"; The Temptations – “Psychedelic Shack".

Ep 13: Top Hits of 1968

Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - "Lady Willpower"; Tommy James & The Shondells - "Mony Mony"; The Chambers Brothers - "Time Has Come Today"; The Beach Boys- "Do It Again"; Spanky & Our Gang - "Like To Get To Know You"; Tom Jones - "Delilah".

Ep 14: Top Hits of 1969

Smith - "Baby It's You"; Oliver - "Jean"; Brooklyn Bridge - "Worst That Could Happen"; The 5th Dimension - "Aquarius/Let The Sun Shine In"; Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Proud Mary".

Ep 15: Top Hits of 1970

B.J. Thomas - "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head"; The Jackson 5 - "I Want You Back"; The 5th Dimension - "One Less Bell To Answer"; The Carpenters - "We've Only Just Begun"; The Supremes - "Someday We'll Be Together"; The Jackson 5 - "The Love You Save".

Ep 18: Gone Too Soon

Janis Joplin - "Maybe, Maybe, Maybe"; Elvis Presley - "Peace In The Valley"; Buddy Holly - "Oh Boy!"; The Mamas & The Papas - "Words of Love"; Bobby Darin - "Mack The Knife"; The Carpenters - "We've Only Just Begun".

Ep 20: West Coast Rock

The Byrds - "Turn, Turn, Turn"; The Mamas & The Papas - "California Dreaming"; The 5th Dimension - "California Soul"; The Turtles - "She'd Rather Be With Me"; The Friends of Distinction - "Grazing In The Grass"; The Beach Boys - "I Get Around".