SOFA Entertainment/UMe are set to release new, high-definition DVDs of legendary performances by Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Supremes and The Temptations from US television’s The Ed Sullivan Show on 25 May.
From 1948 to 1971, US TV’s longest-running prime time variety program, CBS’ The Ed Sullivan Show, beamed the world’s biggest stars into the homes of nearly every American household live every Sunday evening. For musicians of all stripes, performing on the show was the pinnacle of television opportunities, with singular star-making potential. Among the artists vaulted to new heights of stardom via history-making appearances were The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Temptations, and The Supremes, all of whom returned to The Ed Sullivan Show several times after electrifying debut performances on the program.
DVD collections: The Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles, The Best Of The Supremes On The Ed Sullivan Show, and The Best Of The Temptations On The Ed Sullivan Show have been digitally upgraded from standard definition to high definition video for release on 25 May.
The 4 Complete Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Beatles collects the four entire episodes of The Ed Sullivan Show with history-making performances by The Beatles on two DVDs. On February 9, 1964, The Beatles stepped onto Ed Sullivan’s stage to make their U.S. TV debut. 73 million Americans tuned in and “Beatlemania” exploded. In these unforgettable live shows from 1964 and 1965, The Beatles performed 20 songs, including the Number One hits ‘She Loves You,’ ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand,’ ‘Ticket To Ride,’ ‘Yesterday,’ ‘Help!,’ ‘I Saw Her Standing There,’ and ‘All My Loving.’