Thursday, June 4, 2009
Blog back to 1960's Music
I remember Watching The Ed Sullivan Show in the 60's. He had all the up and coming Bands and Musicians on his show. Lets See if I can list a few from Memory(in no order); Beatles, Elvis, Rolling Stones, The Dreamweavers, The Doors, Janis Joplin,the Bee Gees,The Turtles, Mama and Papas, The Supremes, the Fifth Dimension, and the list goes on. Here is a link to seasons Nine-Twentythree performance list. His show ran from June 30 1948- March 28 1971. Okay a little about me here, I graduated from High School in 1971. The Ed Sullivan Show was the Longest running Variety show in Television History. Ed Sullivan was not afraid of having controversial issues and People on his program. The Censoring was very high back then so some Musician were ask to change lyric and not move their body in a sensual way. Elvis Show received a lot of flack,so they say...I was too young to remember that! However Bob Dylan walked off because he was asked to change his lyrics to "Talkin". One of my favorites is below. The Monkeys preformed in 1966.
I have to say I really miss the Variety show from years pass. The new Censorship really sucks. I do not think we have improved on this subject at all. Most of the time I do not like watching them or listening to the Songs.
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