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The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 10 Episode 10

December 1, 1957: Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Sam Cooke, Bobby Helms

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 01, 1957 on CBS
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December 1, 1957: Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Sam Cooke, Bobby Helms
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Music:
--Buddy Holly and the Crickets - "That'll Be the Day" and "Peggy Sue."
--Sam Cooke sings "You Send Me" and "For Sentimental Reasons."
--The Rays - "Silhouettes."
--Bobby Helms - "My Special Angel."
--Polly Bergen sings "Mean To Me" and "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes."
--Ray McKinley & the Glenn Miller Orchestra (with guest singers) - perform a medley (please see Recap for songs).
Comedy:
--Jean Carroll (comedian)
Dance:
--Martha Ann Bentley (ballerina, dressed as a jockey)
--Tony And Sally Demarco - couple dances to "White Christmas."
Also appearing:
--Douglas Fairbanks (actor) - appears in a comedy sketch and, later in show, recites the Rudyard Kipling poem "If."
--The Colliers All American Football Team (General Mills) - Ed Sullivan introduces the individual players (see Recap) and coach Lefty James.
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SUBMIT REVIEW
    Bern Bennett

    Bern Bennett

    Announcer (1948-1949)

    Ed Sullivan

    Ed Sullivan

    Host

    Ralph Paul

    Ralph Paul

    Announcer (1959-61, 1964-71)

    Art Hannes

    Art Hannes

    Announcer (1949-1964)

    Buddy Holly

    Buddy Holly

    Himself

    Guest Star

    Sam Cooke

    Sam Cooke

    Himself

    Guest Star

    The Rays

    The Rays

    Themselves

    Guest Star

    Polly Bergen

    Polly Bergen

    Herself

    Recurring Role

    Jean Carroll

    Jean Carroll

    Herself

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (3)

      • Buddy Holly in interviewed by Ed Sullivan at the conclusion of "Peggy Sue"

      • "And now for the youngsters we bring back The Crickets - now Texas boys do it!"

      • "Now I am going to have those drums left right there because now coming out here four citizens of the sovern state of Texas, and they tell me that we behave up in the North, over at Christmas Texas ought to permit us to come back into the union is that right fellas? Here from Lubbock Texas The Crickets with one of their hit records"
        Ed Sullivan on introducing Buddy Holly and The Crickets "That'll Be The Day"

    • NOTES (6)

      • Ray McKinley mentions that "So Sweet" was the group's latest Victor recording slated to be issued that week.

      • According to Bill Griggs "Buddy Holly Day - By - Day" series, on the night of this show Buddy Holly and The Crickets stayed at the Edison Hotel. They occupied rooms 511 to 515.

      • According to Terry Noland (Brunswick Records recording artist) he, Norman and Vi Petty attended this show.

      • The Collier's All American football team was taken over by General Mills due to the fact that Colliers had ceased publishing.

      • This was Buddy Holly's very first live appearance on prime-time national television. This was also the very last public performance by the four original Crickets - Buddy Holly, Jerry Allison, Joe Mauldin and Niki Sullivan. Niki left the group right after this appearence. Sam Cooke appeared to make up for being cut off duing the November 3rd show.

      • Jean Seberg and Milan Dimango appear at the beginning of show (when Ed introduces the guests) but neither are mentioned anywhere else on the transcript.

    • ALLUSIONS (0)

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