Moderately Interesting Morning Fact for June 20, 2012: Really, Really Big Show Edition

“Toast of the Town” with host New York entertainment columnist Ed Sullivan debuts on CBS on this day in 1948. The show was officially renamed “The Ed Sullivan Show,” in 1955. The godfather of the modern talk show aired historic musical performances by the likes of Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Supremes, The Beach Boys, The Jackson 5, The Rolling Stones, The Lovin’ Spoonful and The Doors. The show also gave a wider audience to¬†Jim Henson and his puppet creations, the Muppets, which appeared on the show 25 times.

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