The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 6 Episode 33

May 2, 1954: The ASCAP Story, Part One

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 02, 1954 on CBS
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May 2, 1954: The ASCAP Story, Part One

Part 1 of a 2-part tribute to The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers.

Scheduled guests:
--Lionel Hampton and his band perform "St. Louis Blues" (composed by W.C. Handy) and "Flyin' Home."
--Bert Lahr (comedian) sings "I'm A Mountie Who Never Got His Man" (which he performed in the 1954 movie "Rose Marie").
--Celeste Holm sings "June Is Bustin' Out All Over."
--Lillian Roth (singer) - performs a medley that includes "Sing You Sinners" and "Ain't She Sweet."
--Mimi Benzell (soprano)
--Rudolph Friml (composer-pianist)
--W.C. Handy (composer)
--Otto Harbach (ASCAP president)
--Joe Howard (song writer and Vaudeville entertainer)
--Alice Lawlor (composer)
--Jack Norworth (songwriter and singer)
--Maude NugentJerome (singer and composer)
--HarryTierney (musical theater composer)
--Earl Wrightson (singer and actor)
--Geoffrey O'Hara (composer of "K-K-K-Katy")
--Roy Smeck (banjo player)


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