The Ed Sullivan Show

CBS (ended 1971)




  • Season 18 Episode 29: April 3, 1966: Stiller an...

  • 'paxmaker' submitted the following:
    My good friend Bill Jacques was the musical director of the Archdiocese of New York Choir that performed on this show. Bill, an accompolished pianist and songwiter, wrote the music for the musical comedy "When in Rome" in 1958 for the Applesauce Society of Holy Cross College in Worcester. This musical, directed by Tom Giles and lyricist Bill Cooney was widely praised in the Worcester Telegram as a great piece of musical theater for a college group and predicted great things for Jacques. The play was reprised at the 50th reunion of the class of 1959 in June, pieces of which can be viewed on the Holy Cross College alumni web site, performed by guys who had gone on to notable careers of their own. Jacques has had a major league music career and has a very nice CD of his lilting melodies produced while he was directing the music program at the renowned Christian's Restaurant on Cape Cod. It is called "Side by Side" along with Bruce Abbott on the reeds. If you are interested in purchasing a copy (if they are still available), contact Bill at Oh by the way, I am an original cast member of When in Rome, going by the moniker of Portfirio Coolus.

  • Season 18 Episode 24: Richard Pryor / Nancy Sin...

  • During the middle of Petula Clark's "A Sign of the Times", the Male dancer in red looses his hat.

  • Season 18 Episode 22: February 13, 1966: The Ro...

  • During "Satisfaction," notice that during the break in which nothing is supposed to be playing except the drums (after "No, no, no" and during "Hey, hey, hey / That's what I say") Brian Jones stops playing guitar a measure late, and then comes back in a measure late.

  • Season 18 Episode 1: September 12, 1965: The B...

  • Notice throughout the song, "I Feel Fine" (except at the very end), John is botching the lyrics

  • During "Help!" notice that John Lennon completely forgets the words to the second verse and starts singing the first verse again. This clashes with the backing vocals which John's lyrics are supposed to echo. (Notice Paul is smiling.) He eventually gets back on track.

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