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Season 21 (CBS)(1968-69)
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  Playlist -  "The Ed Sullivan Show"  Season 21 (1968-69)

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 CBS Sundays 8:00-9:00pm Eastern (39 New Episodes) (Color)
 
21.01 [961] The Ed Sullivan Show:
29-Sep-1968 CBS Sun (repeated 10Nov1968)
Guests:
Jefferson Airplane
Diana Ross & the Supremes
Red Skelton
Sergio Franchi (Guest, on film)
Virna Lisi (Guest, on film)
Highlights:
--Jefferson Airplane - "Crown of Creation," "Won't You Try" & "Saturday Afternoon."
--Diana Ross & the Supremes - "Love Child" and a 'Funny Girl' medley ("I'm The Greatest Star," "Don't Rain On My Parade" and "People").
--Red Skelton (comedy monologue) - Las Vegas jokes, "Funny Farm" patient, and a pantomime of a new father seeing his newborn baby for the first time.
--The Berosinis (four male acrobats from Czechoslovakia) - do a balancing-somersault act using a teeterboard.
--On film: Ed visits the set of "The Secret Of Santa Vittoria" filming it Italy. Ed appears with Sergio Franchi, and interviews director Stanley Kramer and actress Virna Lisi.

21.02 [962] The Ed Sullivan Show:
06-Oct-1968 CBS Sun (repeated 17Nov1968)
Guests:
Dionne Warwick
Tiny Tim
Tony Bennett
Woody Herman
Flip Wilson
The Kessler Twins
The cast of "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown."
Highlights:
--Dionne Warwick sings "The Impossible Dream" and "Promises, Promises."
--Tony Bennett sings a medley: "Get Happy," "Hushabye Mountain," "They'll Never Be Another You" and "Who Can I Turn To?"
--Woody Herman's Orchestra - instrumental song, possibly "Yes Indeed."
--Tiny Tim sings a medley of "Hello, Hello," "As Time Goes By" and "I Gave Her That."
--The Kessler Twins (singers-dancers) - "Lili Marlene" production number with male dancers.
--The cast of the off-Broadway musical "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown" performs "You're A Good Man Charlie Brown" and "Happiness." (The performers include Bob Lydiard as Charlie Brown, Boni Enten as Lucy, Gene Kidwell as Linus,Don Potter as Snoopy, Jimmy Dodge as Schroeder,and Karen Johnson as Patty.)

21.03 [963] The Ed Sullivan Show:
13-Oct-1968
Guests:
The Beach Boys
Richard Pryor
Pearl Bailey
Peter O'Toole (Guest, on film)
Petula Clark (Guest, on film)
Sugar Ray Robinson
Bill Dana
Gilbert Bécaud
Highlights:
--The Beach Boys - "Do It Again" & "Good Vibrations"
--Richard Pryer (stand-up comedy)
--Pearl Bailey ("Tower Of Strength," "I Believe" & "That's Life")
--The Muppets (Muppets jump in & out of trash cans)
--Bill Dana (astronaut routine with Ed)
--Gilbert Becaud ("Je T' Attends" & "What Now My Love")
--Sugar Ray Robinson (boxer) - talks with Ed.
--Denny McLain Quartet (baseball player, playing organ, with his combo) - "Girl From Ipanema" (baseball pitcher turned musician).
--Bob Gibson (baseball pitcher on guitar) and the Denny McLain Quartet - instrumental song, unknown title.
--Ed interviews jockey Stanley Dancer, appearing with million dollar racing horse Cardigan Bay.
Audience bows: Mrs. Babe Ruth, Irving Rudd, Sugar Ray Robinson, Mickey Lolich (1968 World Series pitching hero), H. Lesslie Ward Jr, Benjamin Preston.
--On film: Ed visits the set of "Goodbye Mr. Chips" filming it England. Ed interviews the movie's stars Peter O'Toole and Petula Clark. Ed and O'Toole sing "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling."

21.04 [964] The Ed Sullivan Show:
20-Oct-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
The 5th Dimension
Joan Rivers  (stand-up comedy)
Lana Cantrell
David Frye (stand-up, impressions)
Tony Sandler
Ralph Young
Steve McQueen (Guest, on film)
Highlights:
--The 5th Dimension - "Sweet Blindness"
--On film: Steve McQueen shown riding a motorcycle, short interview, clip from "Bullitt."
--Lana Cantrell sings "Didn't We?"
--Sandler & Young - "Gonna Build A Mountain."
--Richard Castellano, Helen Verbit, and Bobby Alto (actors) - perform a scene from their Broadway play "Lovers & Other Strangers."
--The Piero Brothers (jugglers from South Africa)
--Audience bows: Peter Yates ("Bullitt" director), and Carmine Santullo (Sullivan's assistant), Ed Ames (singer-actor), Grace Cahn, Martin Wolman, Ed King.
--On film:
Ed interviews Steve McQueen on the set of "Bullet." McQueen is seen riding a motorcycle, then a dune buggy (with Ed as his reluctant passenger). Segment ends with an auto chase scene from "Bullet."

21.05 [965] The Ed Sullivan Show:
27-Oct-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Mary Hopkin
Gary Lewis and the Playboys
George Carlin (comedian)
New Doodletown Pipers
Helen Hayes
Ed Ames
Dewey 'Pigmeat' Markham
The Kuban Cossacks
Highlights:
--Mary Hopkin - "Morning of My Life" & "Those Were the Days"
--Gary Lewis and the Playboys - "Main Street"
 --Helen Hayes (actress) - reads preface from her book.
--Ed Ames (singer-actor) - medley: "Gentle on My Mind," "My Cup Runnith Over," "The Look Of Love" and "Kiss Her Now."
--The Doodletown Pipers - "The 59th Bridge Street Song (Feelin' Groovy)," and on film, "The Sounds of Children" and "You've Got To Be Taught."
--Kuban Cossacks (Cossack dancers)
--Judge Dewey "Pigmeat" Markham (comedy sketch)
--Audience bows: Mr. and Mrs. Don Rickles; Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Vale; Ken Berry; Perle Mesta.

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Next three weeks:
CBS aired reruns due to a strike by the American Federation of Musicians union.
(The "28-day strike" lasted from 30-Oct-1968 through 28-Nov-1968.)

[---] 03Nov1968 - unknown repeat aired.
The following guests were originally scheduled:
November 3, 1968 (cancelled show): The Young Rascals, Connie Francis (with a medley of songs from her 'Connie and Clyde' album), George Hamilton, Sergio Franchi, Alan King (comedy monologue), Stiller and Meara (doing a skit about the "good old days"), Peter Gennaro (dancer), and The Antonettes (a teeterboard act). Also, a clip from the Beatles' movie "Yellow Submarine" was to be shown.

[---] 10Nov1968 - repeat from 29Sep1968.
The following guests were originally scheduled:
November 10, 1968 (cancelled show): Jimi Hendrix, Tom Jones, Vikki Carr, Wayne and Shuster, comedian Scoey Mitchill, Valente and Valente (balancing act), and The Chung Trio (instrumentalists).

[---] 17Nov1968 - repeat from 04Feb1968

[---] 24-Nov-1968 - live show aired, but with pre-recorded music.

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21.06 [966] The Ed Sullivan Show:
24-Nov-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Dusty Springfield
Jackie Mason  (stand-up comedian)
Nancy Wilson
The New Doodletown Pipers
Morey Amsterdam (comedian)
Burns & Schreiber (comedy team)
Silvan (magician)
Highlights:
--Dusty Springfield - "Son of a Preacher Man."
--Nancy Wilson - "Clear Out Of This World" & "Face It Girl, It's Over."
--The Kessler Twins - "I Say A Little Prayer."
--The Doodletown Pipers - "MacArthur Park."
--The Muppets - Three serpent type creatures each raise their heads and say "Scrap-yap" in turn. One blows mist to eliminate the others.

21.07 [967] The Ed Sullivan Show:
01-Dec-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass
Engelbert Humperdinck
Tiny Tim
Jack Carter
Scoey Mitchell  (comedian)
Peter Gennero (dancer)
Highlights:
--David Hemmings (actor) - recites Dylan Thomas poems "In My Craft of Sullen Art" and "Death Shall Have No Dominion."
--On film: Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - "My Favorite Things" and "The Christmas Song."
--Englebert Humperdinck - "Les Bicyclettes De Belsize" & "Marry Me."
--Tiny Tim - "Great Balls of Fire," "School Days," "I'm Glad I'm A Boy" and "My Hero."
--Gloria Loring - "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" & "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me."
--Peter Gennaro and his dancers (choreographer, with 8 women) - dance to "I've Got Rhythm."
--Audience bows: Lou Brecker (Roseland Ballroom founder), Ann-Margret, and Gail Hunnicut (David Hemmings' wife).

21.08 [968] The Ed Sullivan Show:
08-Dec-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Ray Charles
The Association
Richard Pryor
Liza Minnelli
Jack E. Leonard  (insult comedian)
Joan Sutherland
Highlights:
--The Association - "Never My Love" & "Along Comes Mary."
--Ray Charles - "Marie," "Eleanor Rigby" (with Ray Block's Orchestra) & "If It Weren't for Bad Luck."
--Liza Minnelli - "Sweet Blindness" & "Simon."
--Joan Sutherland - "Saluta la France" and "La fille du régiment (The Daughter of the Regiment)."
--Richard Pryor (stand-up routine) - talks about childhood, school, God creating humans, slaves, and impersonates Richard Nixon.
--The Veterans (Comic circus from Sweden) - athletes try to vault.
--The Venezuelan Folk Ballet (singers and dancers in colorful costumes).
--Audience bow: Anna Maria Alberghetti (singer).

21.09 [969] The Ed Sullivan Show:
15-Dec-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Stevie Wonder
Brooklyn Bridge
Norm Crosby
Rich Little
Anna Maria Alberghetti
Jane Morgan
Steve Rossi
Joe E. Ross
Edward Villella
Highlights:
--Stevie Wonder - "For Once in My Life," "You Met Your Match" and "Alfie."
--Brooklyn Bridge (with Johnny Maestro) - "Worst That Could Happen."
--Anna Maria Alberghetti - "Who Can I Turn To" (segment begins with a 1951 film clip of Alberghetti).
--Norm Crosby (stand-up comedian) - tells jokes using fractured English
--Rich Little (comedian-impressionist) - imitates George Burns, Jack Benny, Rochester, Ed Sullivan, etc.
--Jane Morgan - "It's Today" (production number from "Mame") and "We Need A Little Christmas" (with "Mame" Broadway cast).
--Edward Villella (ballet dancer) - pas de deux with Patricia McBride and solo dance.
--Steve Rossi & Joe E. Ross - comedy team doing impressions.
--Audience bows: Otto Preminger (movie producer), Jules Dassin (producer)

21.10 [970] The Ed Sullivan Show: CHRISTMAS SHOW
22-Dec-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Vogues
Patti Page
Mike Douglas
Stiller & Meara (Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara)
Lovelace Watkins
Peter Gennaro
Highlights:
--The Vogues - medley ("Turn Around, Look At Me," "You Are My Reason to Live" and "Till").
--Patti Page - recites "Happy Birthday Little Jesus" (poem read in child talk).
--Mike Douglas & Patti Page - medley: "It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas," "My Cup Runneth Over" and "Little Green Apples."
--Mike Douglas - "The Christmas Song."
--Lovelace Watkins - "A Portrait Of My Love" (operatic song).
--Bake Turner (of the New York Jets) - plays guitar & sings.
--Flip Wilson - talks about Girl Scout cookies, and does his character Harold the Boy Scout.
--Stiller & Meara - stand-up routine: an interview with Mrs. Santa Claus.
--The Muppets - Reindeer discuss Christmas deliveries.
--New York Jets football players Joe Namath, Jim Turner, Bake Turner and Don Maynard - celebrate their win over The Miami Dolphins, with film clips.
--Peter Gennaro (choreographer) - "Sleigh Ride" production number.
--Cameo: Marine Major David Althoff (highly decorated Marine)

21.11 [971] The Ed Sullivan Show:
29-Dec-1968 CBS Sun
Guests:
Sly and the Family Stone
Lainie Kazan
Eddie Albert
Earl Wilson Jr.
Charlie Manna  (comedian)
George Kirby (stand-up comedy)
The Jovers (balancing duo)
Burger's Animals (trained animal act)
Highlights:
--Sly and the Family Stone - medley: "Everyday People," "Dance to the Music," "Ya Ya Ya," "M'Lady" & "Hey Music Lover."
--Lainie Kazan - "The Trolley Song" & "How Can I Be Sure?"
--Eddie Albert - "September Song."
--Earl Wilson Jr. - "The Impossible Dream."
--Your Father's Mustache - medley: "Hello My Baby," "Mame," and "Take Me Out to the Ball Game."
--Charlie Manna (stand-up comedian) - does comedy and sings "Laura" and "Smile."
--Audience bows: Earl Wilson Sr. and Lovelace Watkins.

21.12 [972] The Ed Sullivan Show:
05-Jan-1969 CBS Sun (repeated 03-Aug-1969)
Guests:
Diana Ross & the Supremes
Johnny Mathis
Henry Mancini
Rodney Dangerfield  (stand-up comedian)
Peter Gennaro
Shani Wallis (actress-singer)
Rolan Brothers (balancing act)
Highlights:
--Diana Ross & the Supremes perform "Love Child," "I'm Livin' in Shame" and "I Get a Kick Out of You."
--Henry Mancini and his Orchestra - "Conquest."
--Johnny Mathis - sings "Moment to Moment" and a medley of Latin songs.
--Johnny Mathis (backed up by Henry Mancini's orchestra) - medley of Mancini songs: "Dear Heart," "Days Of Wine & Roses" and "Moon River."
--Shani Wallis sings "I Can't Give You Anything But Love" and "As Long As He Needs Me" (2nd song from "Oliver").
--Burns & Schreiber (comedy team, doing a routine about machines) - Avery acts like a machine, with sound effects.
--Peter Gennaro - dances to "Strangers in the Night."
--Audience bows: Jack Lord (actor), Jean Claude Killy (Olympic skier)

21.13 [973] The Ed Sullivan Show: LIVE FROM CIRCUS CIRCUS LAS VEGAS
12-Jan-1969 CBS Sun (repeated 29-Jun-1969)
Guests:
The Chambers Brothers
Gina Lollobrigida
Don Rickles
Jerry Vale
The Nitwits (comedy troupe)
Highlights:
--The Chambers Brothers - medley: "I Can't Turn You Loose," "People Get Ready" & "Time Has Come Today."
--Gina Lollobrigida with dancers - "Walking Happy" (lyrics: "The Kind Of Walk You Walk").
--Jerry Vale - "Till" & "Those Were The Days."
--Don Rickles (stand-up comedian) - in a running joke, Rickles keeps hassling Ed.
--The Nitwits (comedy-instrumental group)
--Joe Gerlac (high distance sponge diver)
--Rudy Cardanez (juggler)
--Ferazzini Chimps (animal act)
--Flying Alexanders (tightrope act)
--The Cannastrellis (daredevil trampoline tumblers)
--The Amazing Meckners (tumblers perform the double somersault)
--Audience bows: Ella Fitzgerald; Harry James; Buddy Hackett; Abbe Lane; George Kirby; Jack Carter;
Myron Cohen; Bill Miller; Jay Sarnow

21.14 [974] The Ed Sullivan Show:
19-Jan-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Gary Puckett & the Union Gap
Liza Minnelli
Wayne & Shuster
John Davidson
The Lennon Sisters
Scoey Mitchell
Victor the Bear
Highlights:
--Gary Puckett & The Union Gap - "Don't Make Promises" & "By The Time I Get To Phoenix."
--Liza Minnelli sings "Is It True What They Say About Dixie?" (Al Jolson song) and "Frank Mills" (song from "Hair").
--The Lennon Sisters - "It's Today" (from "Mame") and "Yesterday."
--John Davidson sings "Didn't We?" and "Somewhere."
--Shelley Berman - talks about the history of the "Jew's Harp," performs "Yankee Doodle Dandy" and "I Walk the Line."
--Scoey Mitchell - does a routine about visiting his doctor. Ends his segment with a tribute to the late Martin Luther King, Robert Kennedy and John F. Kennedy.
--Wayne and Shuster (comedy team) - Paris 1897 routine.
--Victor the Bear (black bear from the movie "Paint Your Wagon) - Victor wrestles a man. (Bear muzzled during wrestling segment.)
--Audience bow: Jack E. Leonard (comedian).

21.15 [975] The Ed Sullivan Show:
26-Jan-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Tommy James & the Shondells
George Hamilton
Shirley Bassey
Joe Namath (on tape)
John Byner
Irwin C. Watson  (stand-up comedian)
Marvin Roy (magician)
Highlights:
--Tommy James and the Shondells - "Crimson & Clover" & "Mony, Mony."
--Shirley Bassey - "Something's Coming" and a "Goin' Out of My Head"/"You Go To My Head" medley.
--George Hamilton - "Act Naturally" & "This Guys In Love With You."
--The Green Machine (rock band made up of U. S. Marines) - "Stand Up and Be Counted."
Comedy:
--John Byner - stand-up topics: Apollo 8 launch, Huntley and Brinkley, half-time entertainment during a football game.
--John Byner & Irwin Watson - give suggestions to Ed on how to call guests over for a bow.
--Joe Namath (on videotape, sit down interview)
--Ballet America (dance troupe) - Hoedown style dance number
--Marvyn Roy (magician)
--Audience bows: Elston & Arlene Howard, Luciene Fontaine, Sterling Moss (race car driver).

21.16 [976] The Ed Sullivan Show:
02-Feb-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Vanilla Fudge
The Temptations
James Earl Jones
Stiller & Meara (comedy team) (Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara)
Sergio Franchi
Highlights:
--Vanilla Fudge - "Shotgun."
--James Earl Jones (actor) and cast perform a scene from their Broadway play "The Great White Hope."
--The Temptations - "The Best Things in Life Are Free," "Runaway Child" and a medley ("Cloud Nine" & "I'm Gonna Make You Love Me").
--Sergio Franci - medley: "Hava Nagila" and "If I Were A Rich Man" (in English & Italian).
--Jacques d'Amboise & Allegra Kent (from the New York City ballet) - "Meditation" pas de deux from "Thais."
--Audience bows: Tina Louise, Carol Lawrence, and Roslyn Kind (Barbra Streisand's half-sister).

21.17 [977] The Ed Sullivan Show:
09-Feb-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Leslie Uggams
Joan Rivers
Barbara Eden
Roslyn Kind
Joan Rivers
Bill Dana
Peter Gennaro
The Schaller Brothers
Highlights:
--Barbara Eden sings "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?"
--Leslie Uggams sings "Get Me to the Church on Time" and "If You Go Away."
--Roslyn Kind (Barbra Streisand's half-sister) sings "The Shape Of Things To Come" and "Give Me You."
--Joan Rivers - stand-up topics include working with difficult audiences.
--Bill Dana (in character as Jose Jimenez) - Jose is a Navy man who has lived under the sea.
--Jeremy Vernon (comedian) - talks about the Vietnam War, and speaks in a European accent.
--Jorgen & Conny (acrobats from Sweden) - routine includes pole balancing.
--Peter Gennaro Dancers tap-dance to "Yankee Doodle Dandy."
--The Shaller Brothers (comedic trampoline act)
--Audience bows: Joey & Cindy Adams (comedian and his columnist wife).
On film:
--Scenes from the Gina Lollobrigida movie "Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell."

21.18 [978] The Ed Sullivan Show:
16-Feb-1969 CBS Sun (repeated 20-Jul-1969)
Guests:
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Rodney Dangerfiled
Arthur Godfrey
Caterina Valente
The Young Americans
Eric Brenn
Fiore & Eldridge
The Rios Brothers (balancing act)
Highlights:
--Blood, Sweat & Tears - "Smiling Phases."
--Arthur Godfrey and the Young Americans - "A Tall Oak Tree" (includes Arthur Godfrey giving a speech about the environment along with other issues).
--The Young Americans - medley of songs including "Georgy Girl," "Tammy" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie."
--Caterina Valente - "Malaguena," "The Look of Love" and "That Old Black Magic."
--Caterina Valente and her brother Silvio Franceso duet (unknown song title).
--Fiore & Eldridge (comedy team) - Blind date sketch.

21.19 [979] The Ed Sullivan Show:
23-Feb-1969 CBS Sun (repeated 24-Aug-1969)
Guests:
The 5th Dimension
Michele Lee
Glenn Yarborough
M. Cohen
Harry Goz
Martia Ross
Herschel Bernardi
Anita Gillete
Highlights:
--The 5th Dimension - "California Soul" and a medley ("What the World Needs Now" & "All You Need Is Love").
--Glenn Yarbrough - "The Honey Wind Blows" & "Baby, the Rain Must Fall."
--Michele Lee sings "Steady Steady."
--Dickie Henderson does a parody of Frank Sinatra's "One For My Baby (and One More For The Road)."
--Audience bows: US Air Force Col. Joe M. Jackson, Buddy Rogers and Bob Thomas.
Tribute to Harold Prince (theatrical director and producer, with songs from his productions):
--Harry Goz sings "Sunrise Sunset" (from "Fiddler on the Roof").
--Anita Gillette, Martin Ross and the "Cabaret" Broadway cast - "Wilkommen."
--Herschel Bernardi sings "Life Is" and performs the "Mime Dance" (with the "Zorba" Broadway cast).
Also appearing:


21.20 [980] The Ed Sullivan Show:
02-Mar-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Paul Anka
The Checkmates
Alan King
Gwen Verdon
Flip Wilson (comedian)
Nancy Walker
Nancy Ames
Highlights:
--Paul Anka - "It Only Takes A Moment" and "Goodnight My Love."
--Paul Anka (singing and playing drums) - "Hallelujah, I Love You So" with his brother Bill on drums.
--The Checkmates Ltd. - "Baby I Need Your Lovin'."
--Flip Wilson - comedy monologue.
--Gwen Verdon (dancer-singer) - "Sultan's Delight" production number.
--Alan King - comedy monologue.
--Nancy Walker and Alan King (comedians) - play an angry couple in a "Hostility" sketch.
--Nancy Ames - sings a Latin medley.
--The Ethiopian Peace Corps Orchestra (East African musicians and dancers)
--The Three Hermanis (novelty act).
--Audience Bow: Werner Klemperer

21.21 [981] The Ed Sullivan Show:
09-Mar-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Association
Jeannie C. Riley
Mickey Mantle
Greg Morris
Norm Crosby (comedian)
Carol Lawrence
Will Jordan
Highlights:
--Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Proud Mary" & "Good Golly Miss Molly."
--Jeannie C. Riley - "Harper Valley PTA" & "There Never Was a Time" medley.
--The Association - "Goodbye Columbus."
--Mickey Mantle (formerly of the Yankees) - makes his first TV appearance after announcing his retirement from baseball.
--Greg Morris (actor from "Mission Impossible") - sings/speaks "For Once In My Life."
--Carol Lawrence - "Startime" song & dance production number with a dozen male & female dancers.
--Will Jordan (impressionist) - imitates various celebrities including Ed.
--Valente & Valente (man & woman juggling team)
--The American Legion Drill Team from Chicago
--Audience bows (cameos): Pierre Gallent (author of book Charles de Gaulle); John Gary (singer).

21.22 [982] The Ed Sullivan Show:
16-Mar-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Janis Joplin
Chet Atkins
Floyd Cramer
Boots Randolph
Ed Ames
Scoey Mitchell (comedian)
Norm Neilson (magic act)
Honey Ltd.
Highlights:
--Janis Joplin - "Raise Your Hand" & "Maybe, Maybe, Maybe."
--Ed Ames - "If I Had A Hammer" & "Changing, Changing" (possible 3rd song: "Love").
--Honey Ltd. (four female singers) - "At Long Last Love" & "R-E-S-P-E-C-T."
--The United States Air Force Marching Band (Strategic Air Command band).
Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer and Boots Randolph segment:
--Boots Randolph (saxophonist) - "Yakety Sax."
--Floyd Cramer (pianist) - "On the Rebound."
--Chet Atkins (guitarist) - "Autumn Leaves."
--Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer and Boots Randolph - "Rock a Bye Your Baby (with a Dixie Melody)."
Also appearing:
--The Carals (juggling-balancing act)
--Barbara Joe Rubin (female jockey interviewed by Ed).
--Audience bows: Buddy and Sherry Hackett (comedian & his wife); Jerry Vale (singer); and Benny Friedman (University of Michigan 1925 All American star).

21.23 [983] The Ed Sullivan Show:
23-Mar-1969 CBS Sun (repeated 13-Jul-1969)
Guests:
Sly and the Family Stone
Dionne Warwick
George Burns  (stand-up comedian)
Mason Williams
Lana Cantrell
Jack Carter  (stand-up comedian)
Highlights:
--Sly and the Family Stone - "Love City" (and possibly "Stand").
--Dionne Warwick sings "This Girl's in Love with You."
--Mason Williams - "Classical Gas" (instrumental)
--Lana Cantrell - "Don't Tell Mama" (Broadway production number) & "My Way."
--Phillip Waruinge (boxer from Kenya)
--Pompoff Thedy Family (comedy skit with bumbling classical musicians)
--Joyce Choco (child ballet dancer)
--Audience bows: James Garner (actor); Bill Gargan.

21.24 [984] The Ed Sullivan Show:
30-Mar-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Cast of "Hair"
Peter Nero
Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme
The Lennon Sisters
Charlie Callas (stand-up comedian)  
Dickie Henderson (British stand-up comedian)
The Muppets
Highlights:
--The Broadway cast of "Hair" - "Aquarius"/"Let the Sun Shine In"
--Peter Nero - "Mrs. Robinson" (instrumental)
--Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme - "Golden Rainbow," "Real True Lovin'" and "Dear World."
--Eydie Gorme - "As Long As He Needs Me."
--Steve Lawrence - "I've Gotta Be Me."
--The Lennon Sisters - "On A Clear Day" and a "Parade" medley.
--Dickie Henderson (singer-comedian) - slapstick routine with microphone cord.
--Audience bows: Sheila Green; Jackie Mason
 
21.25 [985] The Ed Sullivan Show:
06-Apr-1969 CBS Sun (Easter)
Guests:
Peggy Lee
Tony Bennett
Duke Ellington Band
Eddie Albert
Joan Rivers  (comedian)
Rodney Dangerfield (stand-up comedian)
Highlights:
--Eddie Albert (actor) - recites "Prayers for the 1970s," written by Norman Corwin.
--Peggy Lee sings "Spinning Wheel" & "A Natural Woman."
--Tony Bennett sings a medley: "Love Song," "Solitude," "What The World Needs Now" & "People" (backed up by the Duke Ellington Orchestra).
--Duke Ellington and his Orchestra - "Rocking In Rhythm."
--Shirley Verrett (Met Opera singer) - "Alleluja" by Mozart.
--Edward Villella & Patricia McBride (of The New York City Ballet) - dance a pas de deux from Prokofiev's "Romeo & Juliet."
--Audience bow: Gale Yarbrough (Race Car Driver).

[--] 13-Apr-1969 - Ed Sullivan is Pre-empted by CBS News Presents: "The Life of a President, Dwight D. Eisenhower."

21.26 [986] The Ed Sullivan Show:
20-Apr-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Chambers Brothers
Norm Crosby
Ken Berry
Pat Cooper (comedian)
Peter Gennaro (dancer)
Julie Budd (singer)
Grace Markay
Charlie Cairoli & Co.
Highlights:
--The Chambers Brothers - "Wade in the Water."
--Julie Budd (14-year-old singer) - "Johnny One Note."
--Ken Berry (of TV's 'Mayberry R.F.D.') sings "I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man" and does a soft-shoe dance.
--Grace Markay sings "If He Walked into My Life."
--The World's Greatest Jazz Band perform "Sunny" and a medley (including "Up Up and Away").
--Iby's Poodles (trained animal act) - dog does a high dive act.

21.27 [987] The Ed Sullivan Show:
27-Apr-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Joe Cocker & the Grease Band
Connie Francis
Alan King
John Byner (comedian)
Lovelace Watkins (singer)
The Martys (comedic acrobats)
Highlights:
--Joe Cocker & the Grease Band - "Feelin' Alright"
--Connie Francis - "Those Were The Days" & "The House I Live In."
--Lovelace Watkins - "When Your Love Has Gone."
--The Young Americans - "Time for Living."
--Nancy Walker - Delicatessen sketch
--Alan King - talks about insurance.
--John Byner - stand-up monologue

21.28 [988] The Ed Sullivan Show:
04-May-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Richie Havens
Joel Gray
Vikki Carr
The Baja Marimba Band
Scoey Mitchell
Brascia & Tybee
Stiller & Meara
Scoey Mitchell
Peter Gennaro (dancer)
Highlights:
--Richie Havens - "High Flyin' Bird."
--Joel Gray (musical-comedy star) sings "When I'm 64," "San Francisco" and "Give My Regards To Broadway."
--Beverly Sills (operatic soprano) sings Aria from "Linda De Chaumonix."
--Vicki Carr - "After Today" & "With Pen In Hand."
--Julius Wechter and the Baja Marimba Band - "Comin' In The Back Door" and "Big Red."
--Scoey Mitchell - stand-up routine (topics include vodka, bad breath, and taxes).
--Guy Marx (comedian) - spoofs daytime TV & opera duets.
--Brascia & Tybee (modern jazz dancers) - perform a pas de deux.

21.29 [989] The Ed Sullivan Show:
11-May-1969 CBS Sun (repeated 07-Sep-69)
Guests:
Diana Ross & the Supremes
Ed Ames
Lana Cantrell
David Frye
Irwin C. Watson (stand-up comedian)
The Muppets
Highlights:
--Diana Ross & the Supremes - "The Impossible Dream," "You're Nobody 'till Somebody Loves You"
and "No Matter What Sign You Are."
--Ed Ames - "Son of A Travelin' Man" & "Windmills of Your Mind."
--Lana Cantrell sings "Life Is" & "Stay."
--David Frye (impressionist) - does imitations of politicians and celebrities.
--Irwin C. Watson - talks about rude children, bad luck, and dating.
--The Muppets - Ugly monster shrinks after a girl compliments him.
--Bob Fournier and The Hal Greco Troupe (13 dancers) - perform the "Sulli-Gulli," a dance satirizing Ed Sullivan's mannerisms.
--Phoa (magician) - act includes Chinese paper & bird tricks.
--Film & audience bows: The Aquanauts - Four men who lived underwater for 2 months in the 'Tektite One,' a habitat in the Caribbean.
 
21.30 [990] The Ed Sullivan Show:
18-May-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
The 5th Dimension
Liza Minnelli
George Carlin
Joan Rivers
Bill Dana (as Jose Jimenez)
Cadet Glee Club Of U. S. Military Academy
Vino Venito (sword balancer)
Highlights:
--The 5th Dimension - "Up Up & Away," "Working on a Groovy Thing," and "Aquarius"/"Let the Sun Shine In."
--Liza Minnelli - "You Made Me So Very Happy" and "Didn't We?"
--The West Point Glee Club sing a medley of military songs.
--George Carlin - plays a news reporter, commercial announcer, and "Al Sleet" (the Hippy Dippy Weatherman) in "The Big 3 News" sketch.
--Joan Rivers - talks about weight problems, childhood, etc.
--Bill Dana (comedian, in character as 'Flamenco Dancer' Jose Jimenez) - interviewed by Ed.
--Vino Venito (sword balancer from "Circus, Circus" in Las Vegas) - balances candelabra.
--Audience bow: Jacqueline Susann (author).

21.31 [991] The Ed Sullivan Show:
25-May-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Mary Hopkin
Sam & Dave
Theodore Bikel
Louis Nye (comedian)
Ron Carey (comedian)
Primo Family (singers)
Ernest Montego (juggler)
Highlights:
--Sam & Dave - "Born Again," "Soul Man" & "I Thank You."
--Mary Hopkin sings "Goodbye" and "Love Is The Sweetest Thing."
--Theodore Bikel - "Those Were the Days."
--Louis Nye - stand-up routine about an Army sergeant talking to troops.
--The Primo Family (8-member family band) sing "I Dig Rock 'n' Roll Music," "Where Is Love?" and "Fool on the Hill."
--Ron Carey (comedian) - imitates his priest, Father Murphy.
--Berri Lee (magician) - with Ed assisting, does rope trick, burning book, etc.
--Ernest Montego (juggler, with female assistant) - juggles balls, works with sticks, rides unicycle.

21.32 [992] The Ed Sullivan Show:
01-Jun-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Lesley Gore
Mason Williams
Gwen Verdon
Alan King
Wayne and Shuster
Ace Trucking Company
Highlights:
--Smokey Robinson & the Miracles - "Doggone Right" & "Abraham, Martin & John."
--Lesley Gore - "I Could Have Danced All Night" & "A Natural Woman" medley.
--Mason Williams performs "Major Thang" & "Greensleeves."
--Gwen Verdon and two other women dance to the song "Mexican Breakfast."
--Alan King (stand-up comedian making his 45th Sullivan appearance) - tells stories about dogs. King then mentions his recent trip to Israel where he dedicated the "Alan King Hospital," which includes "The Ed Sullivan Room," the hospital's largest diagnostic room.
--Wayne & Shuster (comedy team) - do a routine about a student rebellion at a nursery school.
--Ace Trucking Company (Improv company) - do spoofs of commercials and an obscene phone call sketch.
--Audience bows:
Johnny Longdon (jockey); Jack Waldren; Jack Dempsey; Patricia Jane Berg (golfer); Jean Drapeau (mayor of Quebec);
Tom Knowles & Bob Cameron; Diana Ross

21.33 [993] The Ed Sullivan Show:
08-Jun-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Jerry Vale (singer)
Myron Cohen (comedian)
Burns and Schreiber (comedy team)
The Serendipity Singers
Monique Leyrac (singer)
Kile and Paam (singer)

21.34 [994] The Ed Sullivan Show:
15-Jun-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
The Everly Brothers
Rodney Dangerfield
Stiller & Meara (comedy team)(Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara)
Phil Crosby (singer)
Marilyn May (singer)
Peter Gennaro (dancer)
The Inner Dialogue
The Rios Brothers (European acrobatic circus act)
Highlights:
--The Everly Brothers - medley: "Bowling Green," "Walk Right Back," "Wake Up Little Susie" and "Bye Bye Love."
--Phil Crosby (Bing's son) - "You're Nobody Til Somebody Loves You" and "Let There Be Love."
--The Inner Dialogue - "I Go to Life" and "The Touch."
--Marilyn Maye - "What's There to Sing About?" and "Misty."
--Jerry Stiller and Anne Meara (comedy team) - reporter interviews parent at high school riot.
--Peter Gennero (choreographer with dance troupe) - "Don't Rain on My Parade" production number.
--The Skating Bredos (daredevil male & female skaters)

21.35 [995] The Ed Sullivan Show:
22-Jun-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Sonny James
Flip Wilson
Jackie Mason
Karen Wyman
Hal Frazier
Georgia Tech Glee Club
Highlights:
--Sonny James (singer-guitarist) - "Running Bear" (and possibly "A World of Our Own").
--The Georgia Tech Glee Club - "Testament of Freedom" (and possibly "The Cossack Song").
--Karen Wyman (16-year-old singer) - "Why Can't I Walk Away?"
Additional guests (scheduled to appear):
--Hal Frazier sings "My Way."
--The Man (rock group)
--Jackie Mason
--Flip Wilson
--Fantasio (magician)

[--] 29-Jun-69 CBS Sun - Repeat of "The Ed Sullivan Show" from 12-Jan-69

21.36 [996] The Ed Sullivan Show:
06-Jul-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Bobby Vinton
Gordon MacRae
Lanie Kazan
Charlie Manna (comedian)
Jackie Vernon (comedian)
Sugar Shoppe
Al Koran (magician-mentalist)
Valente & Valente (balancing act)
Highlights:
--Bobby Vinton sings "Those Were The Days" and a medley: "Blue Velvet," "Halfway to Paradise," "Take Good Care of My Baby" and "Please Love Me Forever."
--Lainie Kazan (actress-singer) sings "Love."
--Gordon MacRae recites, then sings, "America the Beautiful."
--Gordon MacRae and Lainie Kazan do a medley of operetta songs including "The Desert Song," "Rose Marie," "Stout-Hearted Men," "Serenade," "Indian Love Call" and "Lover Come Back to Me."
--The Sugar Shoppe (Canadian group) performs "Poor Papa" (1920's song) and "Save The Country."

[--] 13-Jul-69 CBS Sun - Repeat of "The Ed Sullivan Show" from 23-Mar-69
[--] 20-Jul-69 CBS Sun - Repeat of "The Ed Sullivan Show" from 16-Feb-69


21.37 [997] The Ed Sullivan Show:
27-Jul-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Vikki Carr
Henny Youngman
The Clara Ward Gospel Singers
Gilbert Price
The Chung Trio (instrumentalists)
The Bob Fournier & Hal Greco Dancers
Princess Tajana (aerialist)
Highlights:
--Vikki Carr - "Where Am I Going?" & "The Glory of Love."
--Gilbert Price - "I've Gotta Be Me."
--The Clara Ward Gospel Singers - "Born Free" & "City Called Heaven."
--Henny Youngman (comedian with violin) - tells several jokes about his wife, etc.
--Dominique (described as a 'comedy pickpocket')

[--] 03-Aug-69 - Repeat of "The Ed Sullivan Show" from 5-Jan-69.

[--] 10-Aug-69 - pre-empted for a pre-season football game (Cleveland Browns vs. San Francisco 49ers)


21.38 [998] The Ed Sullivan Show:
17-Aug-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Steppenwolf
Nancy Ames
Stiller & Meara (Jerry Stiller & Anne Meara)
Sergio Franchi
Charlie Cairoli and Co.
Van Harris
Erich Brenn
Peter Gennero
Highlights:
--Steppenwolf - "It's Never Too Late" and a "Born To Be Wild"/"Magic Carpet Ride" medley.
--Nancy Ames - "I Got You, Babe"/"Happy Together" medley.
--Sergio Franchi sings "Love Finds The Way," "Lonely Is A Man Without Love," "Noche de Ronda," "Serenata" & "For Once In My Life."
--Stiller & Meara (stand-up comedy, Stiller plays a shy obscene phone caller)
--Van Harris - talks about marriage and 'kids today' in his comedy monologue.
--Washington D.C. Festival Chorus (2 Dozen High School students sing patriotic songs)
--Peter Gennero (choreographer) - dances to "Back Roads of My Mind."
--Charlie Cairoli and Company (clown troupe) - Charlie is dressed as C. Chaplin, while another clown plays clarinet.
--Eric Brenn (juggler) - spins plates & does other tricks.

[--] 24-Aug-69 - Repeat of "The Ed Sullivan Show" from 23-Feb-69.

21.39 [999] The Ed Sullivan Show:
31-Aug-1969 CBS Sun
Guests:
Sam & Dave
Roslyn Kind
Jackie Mason (stand up comedian)
Charlie Cairoli and Company (clown troupe)
Pat Cooper  (stand up comedian)
Sandler & Young
Anna Moffo
Highlights:
--Sam & Dave - "Soul Sister, Brown Sugar" & "That Lucky Ol' Sun" medley.
--Roslyn Kind - "The Fool On The Hill" & "Give Me You."
--Sandler & Young - perform "The French Lesson" routine, and sing "Come On People (Glory River)" & "Let My People Go."
--Anna Moffo - "Chacun le Sait" (aria from Donizetti's "Daughter of The Regiment").
--Ballet America (dance troupe) - "Hill Country," based on traditional American folk dancing.

[--] 07-Sep-69 - Repeat of "The Ed Sullivan Show" from 11-May-69.

[--] 14-Sep-69 - pre-empted for Danny Thomas' "Make Room for Granddaddy" special.

[--] 21-Sep-69 - pre-empted for the CBS News Special "Royal Family," a British TV documentary (produced jointly by the BBC and Britain's commercial Independent Television Authority).

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