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--Gladys Knight & the Pips - medley ("Let Us Entertain You," "The Nitty Gritty," "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "(I Know) I'm Losing You").
--Sacha Distel (French singer-guitarist) - "Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head," "Louise" & "The Good Life."
--Phyllis Diller (stand-up monologue)
--Flip Wilson (stand-up routine)
--Fantasio (magician from Argentina)
--The 1969 Harvest Moon Ball winners perform at Madison Square Garden.
--Ed interviews Mets manager Gil Hodges, and four New York Mets: pitchers Jerry Koosman and Tom Seaver and outfielders Cleon Jones and Tommie Agee.
--Audience bows: Stevie Wonder (singer), Jim Stewart & Kurt Runzy (balloonists), and Jimmy Dunn (Newspaper Boy of the Year).
--Audience bows: Col. John Roosma and Bobby Thompson (teammates on the Passaic (New Jersey) High School "Wonder Team" which was famous for a 159 game winning streak in the early 1920's).
--Audience bows: Karen Sepa, Chris Peterson, Janis Clover, George Wallace and Margaret Bartasak (4H Club reporters celebrating 4H Club Week).
--Ed visits the Oregon set of "Paint Your Wagon" where he talks with Alan Jay Lerner and Josh Logan. Clint Eastwood sings "I Talk To The Trees" (rehearsal footage and a clip from the movie).
--A Hasidic Wedding Dance filmed at the New Music Hall, Israel.
--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."
--Robert Klein - talks about his school days.
--Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet) - Topo prepares for a football game.
--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.
"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")
--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."
--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."
--Muhammad Ali (boxer) - performs excerpts from his 1969 Broadway play "Buck White" ("Big Time Buck White Chant" and "We Came in Chains").
--Bill Dana (comedian, in character as 'skydiver' Jose Jimenez)
--Minnie Pearl (Nashville-based country comedienne)
--Mac Ronay (magician)
--Audience bows: Lucille Ball, Luci Arnaz, and Desi Arnaz Jr.
--Audience bow: Ted Mack
"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.
--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."
--Rodney Dangerfield (stand-up routine)
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - psychic skit.
--Irwin C. Watson (stand-up routine)
--Trio Rennos (comic acrobats)
--Audience bow: Liberace.
--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."
--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.
--Bill Dana (comedian)
--Rudy Schweitzer (juggler)
--Coretta Scott King introduces footage from Martin Luther King's speeches.
--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."
--Georgie Kaye - stand-up routine about taxes.
--Stanley Myron Handleman - comedy monologue
--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).
--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."
--Rich Little (comedian-impressionist) - imitates various movie stars.
--Bob Lewis (comedic magician) - tells jokes while doing magic tricks.
--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").