The Ed Sullivan Show

December 21, 1969: The Swinging, Soulful Sixties

Season 22, Ep 13, Aired 12/21/69
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  • Episode Description
  • "The Swinging, Soulful Sixties" Ed Sullivan reviews the decade in entertainment with taped segments from Ed's shows throughout the 1960s: Broadway-Theater music (taped): --Richard Burton - Soliloquy from Shakespeare's "Hamlet." --Robert Goulet - song from "Camelot" and "Happy Face." --Gwen Verdon - "If My Friends Could See Me Now" (from "Sweet Charity") Beatlemania (taped): --Beatles at Shea Stadium August 15, 1965. Other British Invasion acts (taped): --Petula Clark - "Downtown" (excerpt) & interview. --Clips of Dave Clark Five, Animals, Herman's Hermits, and the Rolling Stones. '60s Headlines and Movies (live in-studio)--David Frost looks at '60s news events and cinema. Diana Ross & the Supremes (live): --Ed Sullivan talks to Diana Ross about trends of popular music in the 1960s. --The Supremes - Medley ("Baby Love," "Stop! In the Name of Love," "Come See About Me," "My World Is Empty Without You," "You Can't Hurry Love," "The Happening," "Keep Me Hangin' On," "Reflections," "Love Child" and "I Hear a Symphony"). --The Supremes - "Someday We'll Be Together" Barbara Streisand (taped): Excerpt of Barbra Streisand singing "I Cried a River," clips from "Funny Girl" and her Las Vegas appearance. American performers (taped): --Herb Alpert - "Taste of Honey" (excerpt). --Judy Garland - "Smile."moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bern Bennett

    Announcer (1948-1949)

  • Ed Sullivan

    Host

  • Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

  • Art Hannes

    Announcer (1949-1964)

  • Gwen Verdon

    Herself

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  • Notes (1)

    • This was Diana Ross' final appearance with the Supremes.

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