Rolling Stones' 'Ed Sullivan Show' Performances Being Released (Video)

All 17 of the Rolling Stones performances on The Ed Sullivan Show will be released Nov. 1 in a deluxe package from Universal Music Enterprises and Sofa Entertainment. An abridged version of the Stones on Sullivan will be released Oct. 4.

The deluxe edition, titled Six Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Rolling Stones includes several performances that have never been released, including their final appearance on the variety show on Nov. 23, 1969. The deluxe package includes six full episodes of The Ed Sullivan Show while the Oct. 4 release is Four Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Rolling Stones.

"The best Rolling Stones TV performances are on these shows," says Andrew Solt, executive producer of the sets and founder of Sofa Entertainment, who researched the band's visual history while making a documentary on the band's first 25 years. "On the concert films and on other shows you don't get the same production values, and here the sound is as good as the visuals. … Groups knew they would appear in front of 35 million people so they rehearsed and made sure they would look good before doing on. Knowing they were playing live on TV made them do their best." Read More...


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