The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 22 Episode 13

December 21, 1969: The Swinging, Soulful Sixties

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Dec 21, 1969 on CBS
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December 21, 1969: The Swinging, Soulful Sixties
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"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."

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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)

Richard Burton

Richard Burton

Himself

Guest Star

David Frost (I)

David Frost (I)

Himself

Guest Star

Gwen Verdon

Gwen Verdon

Herself

Recurring Role

Barbra Streisand

Barbra Streisand

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The Supremes

The Supremes

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