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Ed Sullivan's Rock And Roll Classics

From the late 1940s 'til the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on "The Ed Sullivan Show." This installment in the MY MUSIC series presents classic song performances from 1963-1968.

From the late 1940s ’til the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Pictured: Ed Sullivan.

From the late 1940s ’til the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Pictured: Ed Sullivan.

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The Beatles made their American television debut in 1964 on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The Fab Four perform their million-selling #1 chart debut “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” followed by another smash, “She Loves You.”

The Beatles made their American television debut in 1964 on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The Fab Four perform their million-selling #1 chart debut “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” followed by another smash, “She Loves You.”

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The Beatles made their American television debut in 1964 on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The Fab Four perform their million-selling #1 chart debut “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” followed by another smash, “She Loves You.”

The Beatles made their American television debut in 1964 on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” The Fab Four perform their million-selling #1 chart debut “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” followed by another smash, “She Loves You.”

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The Beach Boys perform “Good Vibrations,” one of the top hits of the decade.

The Beach Boys perform “Good Vibrations,” one of the top hits of the decade.

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The Beach Boys perform “I Get Around,” one of the top hits of the decade.

The Beach Boys perform “I Get Around,” one of the top hits of the decade.

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The Mamas and the Papas brought soaring harmonies to their unforgettable anthem “California Dreamin’” and its follow-up “Monday, Monday.”

The Mamas and the Papas brought soaring harmonies to their unforgettable anthem “California Dreamin’” and its follow-up “Monday, Monday.”

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The Doors sing  their chart-topping “Light My Fire” in their infamous one-time-only appearance Sullivan’s show.

The Doors sing their chart-topping “Light My Fire” in their infamous one-time-only appearance Sullivan’s show.

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Ed Sullivan chats with Petula Clark, who performs her Grammy-winning evergreen, “Downtown.”

Ed Sullivan chats with Petula Clark, who performs her Grammy-winning evergreen, “Downtown.”

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The Young Rascals brought their “groovy sounds” — and groovy threads — to the chart-topping “Good Lovin’” and “Groovin’.”

The Young Rascals brought their “groovy sounds” — and groovy threads — to the chart-topping “Good Lovin’” and “Groovin’.”

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