The Ed Sullivan Show


The Ed Sullivan Show was the longest running American variety show starting in 1948 and continuing on until 1971.It was almost mandatory Sunday night family viewing because there was a very diverse group of guests very week which meant,something for everyone.

The DC5 appeared thirteen times on the Ed Sullivan show although the legend still persists that it was eighteen.

This is a complete list of their appearances

March 8th 1964
Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over"
"A Salute to American Composers"
Jerry Vale - "Ah, Sweet Mystery" & "You Can't Take That Away from Me"
Florence Henderson - "I Get A Kick Out of You" & "Wonderful Guy"
Ed Sullivan talks with Ira Gershwin.
Steve Lawrence - "A Room Without Windows, A Room Without Doors" &" Gigi"
Harry Ruby (piano medley)
Phil Silvers & Saul Chaplin - "Old Man River" sketch
Juliet Prowse (dancer) - dances to "Black Bottom" & "The Peabody"
Blossom Seeley - "I Love A Medley"
Piano medley with five ASCAP composers: Jimmy McHugh ("Sunny Side of the Street"); Arthur Freed ("Singing in the Rain"); Grace Kahn & Donald Kahn ("It Had to be You" & "Aint We Got Fun"); Sammy Fain ("Love Is A Many Splendored Thing").


March 15th 1964
Dave Clark Five - "Do You Love Me", "Bits and Pieces" and "Glad All Over"
Peter O'Toole (actor) - interview, sings "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" with Ed Sullivan.
Jack Jones (singer) - "Rosalie" & "Call Me Irresponsible"
Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)
Pat O'Brian (comedian)
Jackie Vernon (comedian)
Carmel Quinn (medley Of Irish songs)
The Volantes (unicycle balancing act)
The Augsberg Jungle Wonders (trained monkey act)


May 31st 1964
Dave Clark Five "Can't You See That She's Mine" & "Do You Love Me"
Bill Cosby
Helen Hayes - plays Mrs. Woodrow Wilson in a dramatic scene
Abbe Lane - "The Rhumba Rump" & I Will Follow You" "
Peter Lind Hayes & Mary Healy (husband & wife doing a stand up routine)
Elsa & Waldo (comedy dance team)


November 1st 1964
Dave Clark Five - "Anyway You Want It"
Rex Harrison (on film?)
Leon Bibb (folk singer)
Alan King (comedian)
Marilyn Michaels (singer-impressionist)
Dolores Gray (singer)
Richard Hearne (British comedian, a.k.a. "Mr. Pastry")
Rolando (a balancing artist)


February 14th 1965 ( show repeated 8th August 1965 )
Dave Clark Five - "Everybody Knows", "Because" & "Anyway You Want It"
Steve Lawrence - "Hello, Dolly!", "People" & "Where Can I Go"
Victor Borge - "Viennese Waltz" and a routine about an inflationary language
Rowan & Martin (comedy team does a spy sketch and a quiz show routine)
The Israeli Ballet - performs some native folk dances
Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)
The Mattison Trio (tap dancers) - "Malaguena"
John's balancing act


June 20th 1965
Dave Clark Five - "Glad All Over", "Come Home" & "I Like It Like That"
Cab Calloway
Juliet Prowse (dancer)
Soupy Sales (comedian)
Totie Fields (comedian)
Arthur Haynes (British comedian)
The Malmo Girls (gymnasts from Sweden)
Elizabeth & Collins (knife throwers)


November 14th 1965
Dave Clark Five - "Over And Over" & "Catch Us If You Can"
Woody Allen
Bert Lahr
Jerry Vale (singer) - possibly "The Shadow of Your Smile"
Barry Sisters (singers)
The Harvest Moon Ball dance contest winners


December 12th 1965
Dave Clark Five - "Catch Us If You Can"
The Byrds - "Mr. Tambourine Man" & "Turn, Turn, Turn"
Al Hirt
Alan King
Barbara McNair - "For Once in My Life"
Wayne Newton
The Gomberts (clown troupe)
The Swingle Singers
The Bratislova Slovakian Folkloric Company (Czech dance troupe)


February 20th 1966 ( show repeated 24th July 1966 )
Dave Clark Five - "Over and Over" & "At the Scene"
Diana Ross and the Supremes - "My World is Empty Without You" & "Somewhere"
Joan Diener - "What Do You Want of Me?"
Richard Kiley - "Impossible Dream"
Allan Sherman (comedian-satirist)
Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara (comedy team)
Menasha Skulnik (actor-comedian)
Ken Venturi (golf pro)
Ugo Garrido (juggler)


April 24th 1966
Dave Clark Five - "Catch Us If You Can" & "Try Too Hard"
Alan Sherman (comedian) - sings "Second Hand Rose", "Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda"
Roberta Peters - "Una Voce Poca Fa"
Roberta Peters & Allan Sherman - "Here's To The Crab-Grass"
Shelly Berman (comedian)
Topo Gigio (Italian mouse puppet)
Kessler Twins - "Two By Two"
Steve Sanders (Gospel singer, father plays piano)
Jose Greco (Flamenco dancer, with other dancers)
Brascia & Tybee (modern ballet pas de deux)
John Moehring (magician)


June 12th 1966
Dave Clark Five - "Look Before You Leap" & "Please Tell Me Why"
Jerry Lewis
Wayne Newton
Jackie Vernon
Peter Gennaro
Joey Adams


November 20th 1966
Dave Clark Five - "Sitting Here Baby" (live) and "19 Days" promo video
Bobby Vinton - "Coming Home Soldier"
Barbara McNair - medley: "Come Back to Me" and "Lover Come Back to Me"
Burger's Animals (trained dog act)
Dick Cavett - stand-up monologue
Franco Correlli - "Torna A Sorriento"
Henny Youngman (comedian)

March 26th 1967
Dave Clark Five - "I've Got To Have A Reason" & "You Got What It Takes"
Eddie Albert
Pat Buttram
Muppets
London Lee (stand-up comedy)
Sergio Franchi
Anna Moffo

Post Script

"Ed Sullivan was a major player in our success story in the USA.His word was law on his programme and if he didn't like you then your future career could be in jeopardy. Fortunately he liked us and after our first show he announced we would appear the next week too. Even though we had prior commitments such was his standing and power that we were back the next week.I wonder how it would have affected us if we had not returned the following week?"

"He would fly us over for a weekend just to do a show then we'd be straight back on the next plane to England. I found Ed to be a bit aloof, he would just say "Good Morning" and that was it, he never stopped for a chat or anything like that."

Rick Huxley


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