The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show ran on CBS from 1948 until its cancellation in 1971, every Sunday night from 8–9 p.m. E.T. In fact, it was one of the few shows to have run in the same weekly time slot and the same network for such a long period of time. Virtually every type of entertainer appeared on the show, from opera singers, songwriters, acrobats, animal acts, comedians, ballet dancers, puppeteers, and actors.
In 2002, The Ed Sullivan Show was ranked #15 on TV Guide's 50 Greatest TV Shows of All Time. In 2013, the series finished #31 in TV Guide Magazine's 60 Best Series of All Time.
On September 9, 1956, Elvis Presley made his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show (after earlier appearances on shows hosted by the Dorsey Brothers, Milton Berle, and Steve Allen). His first appearance yielded an 82.6 percentage share, the highest in television history for any program.
Elvis would appear two more times on The Ed Sullivan Show- October 28, 1956 and January 6, 1957.
Joan Rivers on April 23, 1967
"Come See About Me" performed on The Ed Sullivan Show on December, 27th 1964 by The Supremes (Diana Ross, Mary Wilson and Florence Ballard).
The Beach Boys
The Rolling Stones
Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop
Ed with Topo Gigio, one of his favorites...
Ed Sullivan and Topo Gigio September 24, 1967