The Ed Sullivan Show - Season 22

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Episode Guide

  • June 14, 1970: Tommy James & the Shondells, Stiller & Meara, Moms Mabley
    Music:
    --Tommy James & the Shondells - "Ball of Fire" & "I'm Alive."
    --Margaret Whiting (Richard Whiting's Daughter) - "Moonlight In Vermont" & "Gentle On My Mind."
    --Sergio Franchi - "Didn't We" & "With A Little Help From My Friends."
    --Eugene List (pianist) - appears with concert pianists from the Eastman School Of Rochester.
    Comedy:
    --Moms Mabley (stand-up comedian) - sings "Abraham, Martin & John."
    --Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara (comedy team) - do a sketch with Sergio Franchi.
    Also appearing:
    --The Carals (balancing & juggling act)
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  • June 7, 1970: Connie Francis, Roslyn Kind, Morey Amsterdam, Scoey Mitchell
    Music:
    --Connie Francis sings a medley of Judy Garland songs: "The Trolley Song," "You Made Me Love You," "The Bells Are Ringing," "Swanee," "The Man That Got Away" and "(Somewhere) Over The Rainbow."
    --Roslyn Kind (Barbra Streisand's sister) sings "Purlie" (song from the Broadway play 'Purlie').
    --Dick Jensen (Hawaiian singer) - performs a medley: "Try A Little Tenderness," "Expressway to Your Heart," "Heard It Through The Grapevine" and "Yesterday."
    --The Ed Sullivan Singers perform "Moon River."
    Comedy:
    --Morey Amsterdam (nightclub and TV comedian) - stand-up monologue: does parody of Ed, talks about nudity in movies, etc.
    --Scoey Mitchell (stand-up comedian) - does a routine about a religious fanatic.
    --George Kirby (comedian-impressionist) - talks about Flip Wilson, does routine about a Texas football player, and sings "The Green Green Grass of Home."
    Also appearing:
    --The Szonys (ballet duo)
    --Tel Smit (magician)
    --Audience bows: harness racer Vic Frost (possibly Scott Frost), harness racer Del Insko, and Fritz Weaver (actor, Tony Award winner for his role in "Child's Play").
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  • May 31, 1970: Al Martino, Rich Little, Julie Budd, Dana Valery, Voices of East Harlem

    Music:
    --Al Martino sings "Can't Help Falling In Love" and "Sweet Caroline."
    --Julie Budd sings "California Shoeshine Boys" (with 4 female back-up singers) and "If I Ruled the World" (solo).
    --The Voices of East Harlem (choir) sing "Simple Song of Freedom" and "Shake a Life."
    --Dana Valery (sister of Sergio Franchi) - "For Once in My Life" and "Let It Be."
    Comedy:
    --Rich Little (comedian-impressionist) - imitates various movie stars.
    --Bob Lewis (comedic magician) - tells jokes while doing magic tricks.
    Also appearing:
    --Burger's Animals (trained animal act)
    --Klaus Beckers (unicyclist, doing balancing act)
    --The Muppets - Kermit the Frog, Grover, and other Muppets sing "What Kind of Fool Am I?"
    --Audience bows: Clevon Little and Melba Moore (actors, both Tony Award winners for "Purlie").

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  • May 24, 1970: Barbara McNair, Sergio Franchi, Karen Wyman, Georgie Kaye

    Music:
    --Barbara McNair sings "People Gotta Be Free," "Here I'll Stay" and "Until It's Time for You To Go."
    --Sergio Franchi (Italian tenor) sings "La La La" and "Love is All."
    --Karen Wyman (17-year-old singer) - "Make Me Smile" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water."
    --Ballet America - "Daughters of the Dawn" Western-themed production number.
    --Cadet Corps Steel Band - perform "Ghost Riders in the Sky."
    Comedy:
    --Georgie Kaye - stand-up routine about taxes.
    --Stanley Myron Handleman - comedy monologue
    Also appearing:
    --Rudi Schweitzer (juggler) - juggles hats, etc.
    --Sam & Sammy (father & son acrobats)
    --Audience bows: Jack Dempsey (boxer), K.O. Phil Kaplin (boxer), and Yvonne Franchi (Sergio's wife).

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  • May 17, 1970: Rodney Dangerfield, Lovelace Watkins, The Lettermen, Phyllis Newman
    Music:
    --The Lettermen sing "Going Out of My Head" and "She Cried."
    --Lovelace Watkins (singer) - possibly "Gone Away."
    --Phyllis Newman (singer-actress) - sings and does impressions in a preview of her nightclub act.
    --West Point Glee Club sings "America the Beautiful" and performs a medley of George Gershwin songs.
    On film: Ringo Starr - "Sentimental Journey" music video.
    Comedy:
    --Rodney Dangerfield
    --Pat Cooper
    --Stu Gilliam
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  • May 10, 1970: The Jackson 5, Clint Eastwood (on film), Don Rickles
    Music:
    --The Jackson 5 perform "The Love You Save" and a medley ("I Want You Back" & "ABC").
    --Sonny James (country singer) - "My Love" & "Waterloo."
    --Roger Williams (pianist) - "Mas Que Nada" & a medley of Irving Berlin songs.
    --Gino Tonetti - "This Is My Life."
    Comedy:
    --Don Rickles (stand-up routine)
    --George Carlin - plays a "vacation expert" who gives advice to Ed.
    --Marilyn Michaels - impersonates various female singers, and sings "Mom-E-Le" (in Italian & English).
    Also appearing:
    --Peter Gennaro (dancer, with 6 female dancers).
    On film: Don Rickles appears with Clint Eastwood on the "Kelly's Heroes" movie set.
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  • April 26, 1970: Richie Havens, Lesley Gore, Moms Mabley, Stiller & Meara
    Music:
    --Richie Havens - "The Minstrel from Gault."
    --Lesley Gore sings "Cry Me A River" & "Hey Jude."
    --Jane Morgan - "A Girl Named Johnny Cash" & "My Way."
    --John Gary - medley: "The Straight Life," "Then She's a Lover" & "Little Green Apples"
    Comedy:
    --Moms Mabley - stand-up routine, sings "Deed I Do."
    --Stiller & Meara (comedy team)
    --Robert Klein (stand-up routine)
    Also appearing:
    --Victor Julian (dog act)
    --The Rolan Boys (balancing act)
    --Audience bows: Pete Hamilton, Master Sergeant Leon Donnely, Dr. Howard Rusk, Irving Gyse, and Miss USA.
    CBS repeated this show on July 19, 1970.
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  • April 19, 1970: Bill Medley, Norm Crosby, Peter Nero, Jan Peerce
    Music:
    --Bill Medley sings "Peace Medley."
    --Peter Nero (pianist) - medley of songs from "Hair."
    --Jan Peerce (operatic tenor) - performs a medley of Passover songs.
    --The Kessler Twins (singers-dancers Alice & Ellen Kessler) - "Mas Que Nada."
    --Gerri Granger sings "At The Crossroads" and "What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?"
    --Osipov Balalaike Orchestra - Russian folk tunes played on traditional instruments.
    --On film: Paul McCartney - "Maybe I'm Amazed" video.
    Comedy:
    --Norm Crosby (comedian) - explains the tradition of Passover.
    --Sammy King (ventriloquist) - routine with Cuban parrot puppet.
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  • April 12, 1970: Florence Henderson, Joan Rivers, Shirley Booth, Sergio Franchi
    Music:
    --Florence Henderson (actress) sings "What Do You Do When Love Dies?" and "Song of Norway" medley.
    --Sergio Franchi sings "More Than Strangers" and "L-O-V-E."
    --The Young Saints perform "Your Love" and "Tenderly."
    Broadway:
    --Shirley Booth and Al Freeman Jr. perform "Follow the Lamb" from the musical version of "Lillies of the Field."
    Comedy:
    --Joan Rivers (comedian) - topics include current fashions, doing housework, etc.
    --Myron Cohen (comedian)
    --The Muppets - puppet rock band mimes to the Beatles' "Come Together."
    Also appearing:
    --Satani Demon (fire-eater wearing a devil costume)
    --Albert Almoznino - does hand puppets of Ben Gurion, Stalin, Kruschev, Charles De Gaulle, Kennedy, and Richard Nixon.
    --Audience bows: Judy Carne (from "Laugh-In"), George Sholty (trotting horse driver)
    --Cameo: Lewis J. Stadlen (dressed as Groucho Marx) interrupts Ed at the beginning of the show.
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  • April 5, 1970: The Temptations, George Hamilton, Roy Rogers & Dale Evans
    Music:
    --The Temptations - "You Make Me So Very Happy" & "Psychedelic Shack."
    --Roy Rogers & Dale Evans - medley of patriotic songs: "This Is My Country" & "God Bless America"
    --George Hamilton - medley of Hank Williams Sr. songs: "Hey Good Lookin'," "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You")," "Cold Cold Heart," "Jambalaya (On the Bayou)," "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry," "I Saw the Light" & "Your Cheatin' Heart."
    --Buddy Rich & Orchestra - "Oh Ruth"
    --Marilyn Maye & Buddy Rich - "Cabaret" medley
    Comedy:
    --John Byner (stand-up routine)
    --Gene Baylos (stand-up comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --The Canestrellis (trampoline act)
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  • March 29, 1970: Show filmed at Army Hospitals in Denver & San Antonio
    Special Easter episode filmed at Brooke General Hospital (San Antonio) and Fitzsimons Army Medical Center (Denver). Ed Sullivan and guests entertain wounded Vietnam veterans.
    Music:
    --Gladys Knight and the Pips - "Hey Jude" & "I Heard It Through the Grapevine."
    --Bobbie Gentry - "Papa" & "Ode to Billy Joe."
    --Buck Owens - "Act Naturally" and "Tall Dark Stranger."
    --Nancy Ames - "The Name Game" and "So Good To See Ya Babe."
    Comedy:
    --Marty Allen (stand-up routine)
    --David Frye - does impressions of celebrities.
    --George Kirby (stand-up comedian)
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  • March 22, 1970: Liza Minnelli, Rod McKuen, Liberace, Coretta Scott King (cameo)

    Music:
    --Liza Minnelli sings "If I Were In Your Shoes."
    --Liza Minnelli (with the Bo Jangles Group) - medley of rock songs: "You Can't Always Get What You Want," " Put A Little Love In Your Heart," " Up Above My Head," " Wedding Bell Blues," "And When I Die," and "Hey Jude."
    --Rod McKuen (poet-composer) sings "London," "Everybody's Rich But Us" and "Jean."
    --Liberace (pianist) - medley ("Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head," "Milwaukee's Most Famous Brew" and "The Impossible Dream").
    --Liberace with the Tripoli Steel Band - "Alleycat."
    --The Trinidad Tripoli Steel Band - perform a steel band song.
    Comedy:
    --Bill Dana (comedian)
    --Rudy Schweitzer (juggler)
    Also appearing:
    --Coretta Scott King introduces footage from Martin Luther King's speeches.

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  • March 15, 1970: Ed Ames, Lana Cantrell, Holiday on Ice performers
    Salute to "Holiday on Ice" (Silver Anniversary)
    Music:
    --Ed Ames - "Three Reasons"
    --Lana Cantrell - "Isn't This a Lovely Day?"
    Holiday on Ice performers:
    --Ronnie Robertson (solo skater)
    --Marei Langenbein (solo skater)
    --Alfredo Mendoza & Carol Johnson (ice ballet)
    --John Leech - skater in a sketch about a post-party hangover.
    --Werner and Denise Muller
    --The Holiday Chimps
    Also appearing:
    --The Cook Family (acrobats)
    --Kossmayer's Mules
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  • March 8, 1970: Nancy Sinatra, Rodney Dangerfield, Bobby Vinton, Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Horne

    Music:
    --Nancy Sinatra (with the Rutger's University Marching Band) - "I Love Them All (The Boys In The Band)" and "California Dreamin'."
    --Bobby Vinton - "Take Me In Your Arms" and "My Elusive Dream."
    --Joan Sutherland & Marilyn Horne - "Mira O Norma" duet from Bellini's "Norma."
    Comedy:
    --Rodney Dangerfield (stand-up routine)
    --Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - psychic skit.
    --Irwin C. Watson (stand-up routine)
    Also appearing:
    --Trio Rennos (comic acrobats)
    --Audience bow: Liberace.

    Filmed segment:
    --A National Urban Coalition PSA promoting racial harmony, with 100 figures in entertainment, business, government and sports gathered together to sing "Let the Sunshine In." The cast includes Jim Backus, Dan Blocker, Ralph Bunche, Johnny Carson, Ray Charles, Ossie Davis, Henry Fonda, Merv Griffin, Chet Huntley, Martin Landau, Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme, Myrna Loy, Ali MacGraw, Dina Merrill, Greg Morris, Leonard Nimoy, Gordon Parks, Leontyne Price, Carl Reiner, Nipsey Russell, Dinah Shore, Ed Sullivan, David Susskind, Eli Wallach & Anne Jackson, Roy Wilkins, Flip Wilson, and the cast of "Hair."

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  • March 1, 1970: The Beatles Songbook
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    "Beatles Songbook" - tribute to the Beatles

    On film: The Beatles - "Let It Be" and "Two of Us" - both clips taken from the movie "Let It Be."

    Guests (appearing live):
    --Dionne Warwick - "We Can Work It Out."
    --Peggy Lee - "Something" & "Maxwell's Silver Hammer."
    --Paul McCartney (on tape), Dionne Warwick, Peggy Lee - "Yesterday."
    --Duke Ellington and his orchestra
    --Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - "Fool on the Hill."
    --Peter Gennaro Dancers (with Gennaro as Sergeant Pepper in a dance production number) - "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
    --Edward Villella (of the New York Ballet) - "Lucy in the Sky."
    --The Muppets - "In an Octopus's Garden."

    CBS repeated this episode on Sept. 13, 1970.

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  • February 15, 1970: Supremes (without Diana Ross), Joe Frazier, Robert Klein
    Music:
    --The "New" Supremes - "Up the Ladder to the Roof" & a show tune medley. (Supremes with Cindy Birdsong, Jean Terrel & Mary Wilson ... without Diana Ross)
    --Joe Frazier (wearing tuxedo, in a boxing ring set) - sings "Knock on Wood."
    --Caterina Valente - "Never Will I Marry" & "Anything Goes."
    --Michael Parks - "Mountain High" & "My Melancholy Baby."
    --The Ed Sullivan Singers - "Mame."
    Comedy:
    --Robert Klein (stand-up routine)
    --Arte Johnson (stand-up routine)
    Also appearing:
    --Santini Demon (a.k.a. The Amazing Fire Eating Santani Demon) - fire eater swallows lit torches, swords.
    --Hawthorn Tigers (animal act)
    --Audience bows: Molly Pecan, Sam Levine, and Ernie Terrel.
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  • February 8, 1970: Bobby Goldsboro, Connie Stevens, Richard Pryor, George Carlin
    Music:
    --Bobby Goldsboro - "Everybody's Talkin'" & "Can You Feel It?"
    --Connie Stevens - "Yankee Doodle," "Give My Regards To Broadway" & "If I Were A Rich Man."
    --Boots Randolph - "Nashville, Tennessee" & "Hey, Jude."
    --Floyd Cramer - "I'll Never Fall in Love Again."
    --Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer, and Boots Randolph - medley: "I Can't Help It," "Jambalaya" and "I Saw the Light."
    Comedy:
    --Richard Pryor (stand-up monologue)
    --George Carlin (stand-up routine)
    --David Frye (impressionist)
    Also appearing:
    --Mr. Jiggs (chimp act)
    --Sam & Sammy (acrobats)
    --Audience bows: Joe Frazier, Yankee Durham.
    CBS repeated this show on June 21, 1970.
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  • February 1, 1970: Jackie DeShannon, Robert Shaw & Rita Moreno, Bob Newhart, Gwen Verdon
    Music:
    --Jackie DeShannon sings "Put a Little Love In Your Heart" and "Brighton Hill."
    --Sergio Franchi sings "To Give" and "Una Cantinon de Mexicana."
    --Gwen Verdon (dancer) - "A Fine Fine Day" production number (choreographed by Bob Fosse).
    Broadway:
    --Robert Shaw and Rita Moreno (actors) - perform a scene from the Broadway musical "Gantry" (based on "Elmer Gantry").
    Comedy:
    --Bob Newhart (comedian) stand-up monologue, police line-up.
    --Red Skelton (comedian) - stand-up monologue, does a pantomine of a woman driving a car.
    --Skiles & Henderson (comedy team) - do a routine about the 1939 Blitzkrieg bombings of London.
    Also appearing:
    --Les Samourai (sword dancers and duelers) - two Frenchmen fight with swords.
    --Punch and Judy (puppets with sticks).
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  • January 25, 1970: Little Anthony & the Imperials, B.J. Thomas, Robert Klein, Patti Page
    Music:
    --B.J. Thomas - "That Old Black Magic" & "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head."
    --Little Anthony & the Imperials - "Goin' Out of My Head," "Don't Get Close," "Shimmy Shimmy Koko Bop," "Tears on My Pillow" & "Hurt So Bad."
    --Patti Page - "La La La," "Winter World of Love" & "Something."
    Comedy:
    --Robert Klein (comedian) - re: working as a substitute teacher
    --Norm Crosby (comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --The Jovers (comic balancing act)
    --Klauser's Bears
    --Jacques d'Amboise (New York City Ballet dancer)
    CBS repeated this show on August 9, 1970
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  • January 18, 1970: Muhammad Ali, June Allyson, Buddy Greco, Bill Dana, Minnie Pearl

    Music:
    --June Allyson sings a medley of show tunes.
    --Alice and Ellen Kessler (The Kessler Twins) - "This Girl's in Love with You."
    --Buddy Greco - medley ("Aquarius," "Spinning Wheel," "Smiling Faces," "Day in the Life of a Fool").
    --Michael James Brody Jr. and his wife Renee DuBois - "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere."

    Broadway:
    --Muhammad Ali (boxer) - performs excerpts from his 1969 Broadway play "Buck White" ("Big Time Buck White Chant" and "We Came in Chains").

    Comedy:
    --Bill Dana (comedian, in character as 'skydiver' Jose Jimenez)
    --Minnie Pearl (Nashville-based country comedienne)

    Also appearing:
    --Mac Ronay (magician)
    --Audience bows: Lucille Ball, Luci Arnaz, and Desi Arnaz Jr.
    --Audience bow: Ted Mack

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  • Music:
    --The Ike and Tina Turner Revue - "Proud Mary" & "Bold Soul Sister."
    --Sonny James - "Free Roamin' Mind" & "It's Just A Matter of Time."
    --Tiny Tim with the Enchanted Forest (an all-female band) - "Earth Angel."
    --Tiny Tim sings a medley of old-fashioned love songs to his wife, Miss Vicki.
    --Karen Wyman (17-year-old singer from New York) - "Time and Love."
    Comedy:
    --Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara (comedy team)
    --Flip Wilson (stand-up routine) - talks about his preacher, Reverend Leroy, & the preacher's wife (who, after shopping, tells her husband, "The Devil made me buy this dress").
    Also appearing:
    --Vino Venito (sword balancer)
    --Carter & Lynn (Adagio dance duo, from Detroit, Michigan)
    --Audience bows: Miss Vicki's parents, Tiny Tim's parents, and The Kessler Twins.
    CBS repeated this episode on July 26, 1970.
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  • January 4, 1970: Oliver, Phyllis Diller, Rodney Dangerfield, Roy Rogers & Dale Evans
    Music:
    --Oliver sings a medley of hits ("Sunday Morning," "Jean," "Good Morning Starshine").
    --Oliver with 'The World's Greatest Jazz Band' - "Bluesette."
    --The World's Greatest Jazz Band (with Yank Lawson, Paul Haggart, Bud Freeman, Kal Winding, Ralph Sutton and Gus Johnson) - "Savoy Blues."
    --Roy Rogers & Dale Evans sing "Maria" and a 'Paint Your Wagon' medley ("Wandering Star," "I Talk to the Trees" and "Paint Your Wagon").
    --Dana Valery (singer, Sergio Franchi's sister) - "Here, There and Everywhere" and "Jickale Mawan" (a South African folk song).
    --On film (animated clip): The Archies - "Jingle, Jangle."
    Comedy:
    --Phyllis Diller (comedian)
    --Rodney Dangerfield
    --Frank Gorshin (comedian) - does impressions of celebrities
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  • December 28, 1969: Thelma Houston, Jerry Vale, Roberta Peters, Robert Merrill
    Music:
    --Thelma Houston - "Didn't We?" (and possibly "Save the Country").
    --Jerry Vale sings "Stay Awhile" and a medley ("Sunny," "More," "This Guy's In Love" and "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You").
    --Roberta Peters - sings "Sempra Libera" (from "La Traviata").
    --Robert Merrill - sings "Di Provenza Il Mar" (from "La Traviata").
    --Your Father's Mustache (Dixieland-style band) - "Come On People (Glory River)" with dancers.
    --New Music Hall of Israel (troupe of folk-dancers, singers, and musicians) - segment includes "Where Are the Good Old-Fashioned Girls?" sung in Yiddish.
    Comedy:
    --Joan Rivers (comedy monologue)
    --Charlie Manna (comedian)
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  • December 21, 1969: The Swinging, Soulful Sixties

    "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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  • December 14, 1969: The Jackson 5, Lainie Kazan, Wayne & Shuster
    Music:
    --The Jackson 5 perform "Stand," "I Wonder Who's Loving You Now" and "I Want You Back."
    --Lainie Kazan sings "Have I Stayed Too Long At The Fair?"
    --John Davidson sings "Something" & a medley ("Get Together" & "Games People Play").
    --El Conquistador Strolling Violins (band from Puerto Rico) - instrumental song.
    Comedy:
    --Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - parody TV commercials.
    --Guy Marks - in a monologue, plays a patient complaining to his doctor.
    --The Muppets - Big Bird dances with 6 bird watchers.
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - gets help from Ed with his Christmas list.
    Also appearing:
    --The Mecners (acrobatic act from Poland).
    Audience bows: Diana Ross (appears directly after The Jackson 5's performance), LeeRoy Yarbrough (1969 NASCAR Champion driver), Etta Cortez (Vegas magazine editor), and Gig Young (actor).
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  • December 7, 1969: 5th Dimension, Imogene Coca, Ferrante & Teicher, Richard Tucker
    Music:
    --The 5th Dimension sing "Wedding Bell Blues" and a medley ("People Got to Be Free" & musical version of the Declaration of Independence).
    --The 5th Dimension sing "Happy Birthday" to Rudolph Friml (the oldest member of ASCAP).
    --Ferrante & Teicher (two pianists) - theme from "Midnight Cowboy."
    --Tony Sandler & Ralph Young - "Put On A Happy Face" & "The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)."
    --Richard Tucker (Metropolitan tenor wearing clown suit) - sings the aria from the opera "Pagliacci."
    Comedy:
    --Imogene Coca - in a comedy routine, plays a shopper who is forced into Hippie garb by an aggressive sales woman.
    --Ron Carey (stand-up routine) - topic: Catholic football team.
    Also appearing:
    --Burch Mann's Ballet America (twelve dancers)
    --Feller Brothers & Dodo (high wire act from West Berlin)
    --Audience bows: Irene Papas, Yves Montand, Irving Rudd & Mrs. Bob Gibson, and a group of wounded Vietnam veterans.
    CBS repeated this show on August 2, 1970.
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  • November 30, 1969: Neil Diamond, Julie Budd, Sergio Franchi, Irwin C. Watson
    Music:
    --Neil Diamond - "Sweet Caroline" & "Holly Holy."
    --Julie Budd (15 year old singer) - "Skylark"
    --Sergio Franchi sings "Stay" & " Granada" (both songs in English & Italian).
    --Voices Of East Harlem (led by Bernice Cole) - medley including "For What It's Worth" (Gospel style singing).
    Comedy:
    --Pat Henry - stand-up topics include New York, marriage, and health.
    --Irwin C. Watson - stand-up monologue topics include old sayings, the Moon, and Indians.
    --The Muppets (2 singing cows & 1 hairy creature sing the "Ma-Na-Ma-Na" song)
    Also appearing:
    --Martin Brothers (jugglers from Argentina)
    --Audience bows: Toots Shore & Bob Considine (with their wives), Wayne Zahn (bowling champ), and Raymond A. Gallagher (VFW Commander-In-Chief).
    Filmed segments: (1) A scene from "A Boy Named Charlie Brown"; baseball sketch from Broadway play (2) Prior to Sergio Franchi's performance, Ed shows footage of himself and Sergio in an Italian village passing wine bottles to others in a long line.
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  • November 23, 1969: The Rolling Stones, Ella Fitzgerald, Eddie Albert, Robert Klein

    Music:
    --The Rolling Stones perform "Gimme Shelter," "Love in Vain" & "Honky Tonk Woman." (All three songs taped Nov. 18, 1969 in Los Angeles).
    --Ella Fitzgerald - "You Better Love Me" & "Open Your Window."
    --Ed Ames - "A Thing Called Love" & "I Believe."

    Comedy:
    --Robert Klein - talks about his school days.
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - Topo prepares for a football game.

    Also appearing:
    --Eddie Albert (actor) - recites Norman Corwin's "Prayer for the '70s," a speech to God about religion's hypocrisy & reality. (Eddie Albert also read this prayer on the April 6, 1969 episode.)
    --Peter Gennero and two women dance to "Smiling Phases."
    --Hawthorn Tigers (animal act) - tiger rides on horseback alone & with trainer.

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  • November 16, 1969: Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jerry Lee Lewis, Moms Mabley
    Music:
    --Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Fortunate Son" & "Down on the Corner."
    --Jerry Lee Lewis - "You Even Woke Me Up to Say Goodbye," "Great Balls of Fire," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" and "What'd I Say?"
    --Douglas Fairbanks Jr. - "I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face" (from "My Fair Lady") and "Let a Woman in Your Life."
    --Carol Lawrence - "Chicago" (changes from the Old West through the 1960's)
    --Karen Wyman - "Baby It's You" & "What's Out There?"
    Comedy:
    --Moms Mabley (stand-up monologue) - topics include her preference for younger men, and her opinions of old men.
    --Jack Carter (stand-up routine) - jokes about flying, Spiro Agnew, and his own mother.
    Also appearing:
    --Edward Villella & Patricia McBride - ballet dance to "To Love Is Blue."
    --Audience bows: Carl Reiner, Julius LaRosa, Bill Leary.
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  • November 9, 1969: The Association, Nancy Wilson, Scoey Mitchell, Jack Jones
    Music:
    --The Association - "Seven Man Band" & "Dubuque Blues."
    --Nancy Wilson - "What A Little Moonlight Can Do" & "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You."
    --Nancy Wilson & Jack Jones - "Beautiful Things."
    --Jack Jones - "Get Together" & "You Made Me Love You."
    --Ed Sullivan Singers - medley of Israeli songs.

    Broadway:
    --Frank Gorshin sings "The Darlin' of New York" (production number from the Broadway musical "Jimmy").
    Comedy:
    --Scoey Mitchell (stand-up monologue) - topics: race, women
    --Norm Crosby (stand-up routine) - fractures the English language, talks about the 'Degenerate Gap.'
    Also appearing:
    --The Halassys (balancing-teeterboard act)
    --Audience bows: Veterans from Walter Reed Hospital, Washington D.C.; Jorge Velasquez (jockey).
    CBS repeated this show on July 12, 1970.
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  • November 2, 1969: The Band, Pearl Bailey, Buck Owens, Petula Clark
    Music:
    --The Band - "Up on Cripple Creek."
    --Buck Owens - "Tall Dark Stranger" and "Big In Vegas."
    --Petula Clark - "Fill The World With Love," "No One Better Than You" and "The Fool On The Hill."
    --Pearl Bailey - "You're Nobody Till Somebody Loves You" (duet with Ed, who briefly sings and dances)
    --Pearl Bailey - "Protect Me" and "Whoever You Are, I Love You."
    Comedy:
    --Rodney Dangerfield - "No Respect" routine.
    --David Frye - does impressions of well-known politicians.
    --Lucho Navarro (voice impressionist) - does sound effects of Indy 500 cars.
    Also appearing:
    --Feux Follets (French-Canadian folk dancers)
    --Audience bows: Dr. Stanford, Harold Robbins, Arthur Jacobs
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  • October 26, 1969: Santana, Liza Minnelli, Henry Mancini, David Hemmings
    Music:
    --Santana - "Persuasion" & "Jingo Jingo."
    --Liza Minnelli sings "Come Saturday Morning."
    --Mason Williams - "Cowboy Buckaroo."
    --Henry Mancini (composer-conductor, with orchestra) - plays the themes from "Peter Gunn" and "Romeo and Juliet."
    --Judy Carne (from "Laugh-In") - "American Moon" (a.k.a. "There's an American Flag on the Moon Tonight") production number.
    Comedy:
    --George Kirby (stand-up comedian)
    --Charlie Manna (stand-up comedian)
    Also appearing:
    --David Hemmings (actor) - does a dramatic reading from "Romeo & Juliet."
    ---Albert Almonzino - does hand shadow puppets.
    --The Trio Hoganas (aerialists)
    --Audience bows: Barbara Eden, Jack Warner.
    CBS repeated this show on September 6, 1970.
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  • October 19, 1969: Smith, Cyd Charisse, Joan Rivers, The New York Mets
    Music:
    --Smith (rock band, with lead singer Gayle McCormick) - "Baby It's You."
    --Lana Cantrell (Australian singer) - "Yesterday When I Was Young" and "A Time for Us."
    --The Don Ellis Band performs "Concerto for Trumpet."
    Dance:
    --Cyd Charisse - dances to an instrumental version of "MacArthur Park."
    Comedy:
    --Joan Rivers (comedian) - does a stand-up routine, then appears in a bank robber sketch with Anthony Holland.
    --Bill Dana (comedian, in character as Jose Jimenez) - talks about being Casey Stengel's speech teacher.
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - sings "The Way You Look Tonight" with chicken puppets.
    Sports:
    --The New York Mets (including Tug McGraw, Nolan Ryan, and Tom Seaver) sing "You Gotta Have Heart." Ed congratulates the Mets on winning the World Series. Mets pitcher Jack DiLauro does an Ed Sullivan imitation.
    Also appearing:
    --Tanya the Elephant (trained animal act)
    --Audience bows: Phyllis Newman (actress), Mrs. Mary Lanza (mother of the late singer Mario Lanza), and writer Paddy Chayefsky.
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  • October 12, 1969: Lee Marvin, Woody Allen, Oliver, Shirley Bassey
    Music:
    --Oliver (singer) - "Jean" & "Where is Love?"
    --Shirley Bassey - "I'll Never Fall in Love Again" & "This is My Life."
    --Lee Marvin (actor, making his singing debut) - "Wandering Star" (with the Yale Glee Club) Song from the movie "Paint Your Wagon."
    --The Yale Glee Club - Football medley
    --The Castro Brothers (singers-instrumentalists) - "Say a Little Prayer for Me" & "Michelle."
    Comedy:
    --Woody Allen (stand-up monologue)
    --Jo Anne Worley (from 'Laugh-In')
    --Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)
    Comedy:
    --The Alcettys (plate spinners)
    CBS repeated this show on August 23, 1970.
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  • October 5, 1969: Gladys Knight & the Pips, Clint Eastwood (on film), Sasha Distel
    Music:
    --Gladys Knight & the Pips - medley ("Let Us Entertain You," "Nitty Gritty," "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" & "I Can't Get Used to Seeing You").
    --Sasha Distel - "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head," "Louise" & "The Good Life."
    Comedy:
    --Phyllis Diller (stand-up monologue)
    --Flip Wilson (stand-up routine)
    Also appearing:
    --Fantasio (magician from Argentina)
    --The winners of the 1969 Harvest Moon Ball
    --Ed interviews baseball players Gil Hodges, Cleon Jones, Tommy Agee, Jerry Koosman and Tom Seaver.
    --Audience bows: Stevie Wonder, Jim Stewart & Kurt Runzy (balloonists), Col. John Roosma and Bobby Thompson (were teamates in the early 1920's on the Passaic, NJ High School basketball "Wonderteam" famous for their 159 game winning streak), Karen Sepa, Chris Peterson, Janis Clover, George Wallace & Margaret Bartasak (4H Club reporters celebrating 4H Club Week), and Jimmy Dunn (Newspaper Boy of the Year).
    Filmed segments:
    --Ed visits the Oregon set of "Paint Your Wagon." He talks with Alan Jay Lerner and Josh Logan. Clint Eastwood sings "I Talk To The Trees" (rehearsal & movie clip).
    --A Hassidic Wedding Dance filmed at the New Music Hall, Israel.
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  • September 28, 1969: Barbra Streisand, Temptations, Tony Bennett, Red Skelton
    Music:
    --The Temptations - "I Can't Get Next to You," "September in the Rain" & "Autumn Leaves."
    --Barbra Streisand (on tape from Las Vegas) - "Hello, Dolly" medley: "Before the Parade Passes By," "So Long, Dearie" & "Hello Dolly."
    --Tony Bennett - "What the World Needs Now Is Love," "People" & "I Gotta Be Me."
    Comedy:
    --Red Skelton (comedian) - classic drunk routine, and "The Bin Salesman."
    Also appearing:
    --The Osipov Balalaika Festival Orchestra - Russian folk dance and music.
    --Audience bows: Jerry Vale, Rodney Dangerfield
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