The Ed Sullivan Show

Feburary 9, 1964: The Beatles (1st appearance), Davy Jones, Georgia Brown, Frank Gorshin

Season 16, Ep 19, Aired 2/9/64
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  • Episode Description
  • Music: --The Beatles (1st Sullivan appearance) - "All My Loving," "Til There Was You," "She Loves You," "I Saw Her Standing There" and "I Want to Hold Your Hand." --Davy Jones (pre-Monkees, then appearing on Broadway) sings "I'd Do Anything" to Georgia Brown (in a scene from "Oliver").--Georgia Brown (Broadway actress-singer) - "As Long As He Needs Me" (from "Oliver"). --Tessie O'Shea (singer, from Broadway's "The Girl Who Came To Supper") - medley of show tunes including: "I Got Rhythm," "The Tender Trap" and, playing the banjo, "Two Ton Tessie (from Tennessee)." Comedy: --Frank Gorshin (comedian) - does impersonations in a routine about movie stars becoming politicians.--Mitzi McCall & Charlie Brill (comedy team) - casting agent sketch. Also appearing: --Fred Kapps (magician) - does card and salt shaker trick --Wells & the Four Fays (acrobatic troupe) - physical comedy & stuntsmoreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Bern Bennett

    Announcer (1948-1949)

  • Ed Sullivan

    Host

  • Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

  • Art Hannes

    Announcer (1949-1964)

  • Mitzi McCall

    Herself

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • The Beatles On Ed's Show

    By petenv, Sep 10, 2012

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Notes (3)

    • In the 2008 Emmy awards, The Beatles's live performance, was in the list of the Most Memorable "Comedy" TV Moments. However, it didn't make it to the top 5.

    • Its ironic that the night the Beatles made their debut on Ed Sullivan, one of the other acts on the show featured a young singer named Davy Jones, who would go on to join the Beatle inspired Monkees.

    • Changes on the DVD: --The Kent Cigarettes commercial is replaced by a Pillsbury ad.

    Allusions (1)

    • announcer: apparent "cure-all"
      Anacin apparently cures "depression"

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