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The Ed Sullivan Show is an American TV variety show that originally ran on CBS from Sunday June 20, 1948 to Sunday June 6, 1971, and was hosted by New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan.
The Ed Sullivan Show is one of the few entertainment shows to have run in the same weekly time slot on the same network for more than two decades. Virtually every type of entertainment appeared on the show; opera singers, popular artists, songwriters, comedians, ballet dancers, dramatic actors performing monologues from plays, and circus acts were regularly featured.
The Official Ed Sullivan Site – Elvis Presley performed “Love Me Tender” on The Ed Sullivan Show on September 9th, 1956. This was Elvis’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
Did you know that Ed Sullivan did not host the show that night? Find out why: 55th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show.
The full performance of “Love Me Tender” is available on “Ed Sullivan’s Rock ‘n Roll Classics” 12 DVD set here: Rock n Roll Classics 12 DVD Collection which also features Elvis performing “Ready Teddy,” “Too Much,” “When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again,” “Hound Dog” and “Peace in the Valley.”
The “King of Rock n Roll” appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show a total of 3 times: Elvis Presley