Elvis Presley made his third and final, and most famous appearance on CBS’ Ed Su…
Written by megarock on January 7, 2018
Elvis Presley made his third and final, and most famous appearance on CBS’ Ed Sullivan Show on Jan. 6, 1957.
The Sullivan show received numerous complaints about Elvis after his first two times on the show. He got the nickname “Elvis The Pelvis” so Sullivan decided that Presley was to be filmed from the waist up only.
Elvis sang seven songs including “Hound Dog,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Love Me Tender,” “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Too Much,” and “When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again”, and at the request of the network, “Peace in the Valley”.
After Elvis’ last number, Sullivan attempted to fend off controversy yet again by declaring: “I just wanted to say that this is a real decent, fine boy. We want to say that we’ve never had a pleasanter experience with a big name than we’ve had with you.”
Now you know Sullivan never said that about Bo Diddley. Or Buddy Holly…. or The Doors…..
Here’s a video clip from that night 61 years ago.