The Ed Sullivan Show

Season 16 Episode 33

May 24, 1964: Liza Minnelli, Duke Ellington, John Paul Vignon, The Beatles (on film)

Aired Sunday 8:00 PM May 24, 1964 on CBS

Episode Recap

--Opening of show.
--Commercial: Lipton Tea
--Duke Ellington & his orchestra performs "Satin Doll," "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" and "Jam with Sam."
--On film: footage of the Lipizzaner White Stallions in Vienna.
--Commercial: Lipton Tea
--On film: Michelangelo's Pieta, an exhibit at the New York World's Fair. Sullivan narrates, telling how the Pieta was created.
--Shirley Verrett (mezzo-soprano) sings "Ava Maria."
--Commercial: Anacin
--Liza Minnelli sings "Together."
--Morecambe and Wise (British comedy team) - re-enact the Battle of Waterloo using toy soldiers.
--Commercial: Kent Cigarettes
--Jean Paul Vignonsings "The French Twist" (French lyrics) while dancing The Twist.
--Professor Backwards sings a backwards version of "My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean."
--Commercial: Pillsbury
--The Beatles (on film) - movie clip of "You Can't Do That" from "A Hard Day's Night" - song was cut from final edit of film. Also on film: Ed Sullivan interviews The Beatles in London on the set of " A Hard Day's Night".
--Liza Minnelli sings an 'Alabama' medley': "Good Bye Blues," "When The Midnight Choo Choo Leaves For Alabam'" and "Alabamy Bound" (production number with three male dancers/singers).
--Morecambe & Wise - comedy routine includes the song "Swinging Down the Lane."
--Commercial: Kent Cigarettes
--Audience bow: Stanley Dancer
--Christenson High School Band (from St. Croix, Virgin Islands)
--Closing of show with sponsor tags and credits.

Additional guests? (scheduled, but not on above playlist/transcript):
--The Watusi Dancers

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