Rolling Stones Ed Sullivan Shows on DVD

You can replace those
bootleg VHS tapes, fans. Watch trailer, below.

 

 

By Blurt Staff

 

SOFA
Entertainment has just released Four Ed Sullivan Shows starring The Rolling
Stones
2 DVD set. The collection features 4 full episodes
starring The Rolling Stones and includes:

 

  • The Rolling Stones making
    their triumphant return to the Ed Sullivan stage on May 2, 1965,
    performing an early original composition by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
    — the Top 10 hit “The Last Time”; a rendition of the Willie Dixon blues
    classic “Little Red Rooster”; a cover of Solomon Burke’s “Everybody Needs
    Somebody To Love”; and closing out the show — the rarely performed
    instrumental homage to Chess Records, “2120 South Michigan Avenue.”

 

  • Their February 13, 1966, Ed
    Sullivan Show
    appearance, presented in gorgeous CBS color, performing
    their No. 1 smash hit “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” against a backdrop
    of screaming fans and a touching rendition of their hit “As Tears Go
    By.”  Performed as a duet, the song features the vocals of Mick
    Jagger and the soft chords of Keith Richards’ acoustic guitar.  They
    end this Sullivan appearance with their newest hit, the manic “19th
    Nervous Breakdown.”

 

  • The Rolling Stones returning
    to the Ed Sullivan stage on September 11,1966, after being chased by a mob
    of fans down Broadway following the dress rehearsal, with a unique
    performance of their No. 1 hit “Paint It, Black” with Brian Jones sitting
    and playing the signature riff on his sitar; their hit “Lady Jane,”
    featuring Jones on dulcimer, and the band showcases their versatility by
    closing the show with their smash Top 10 hit “Have You Seen Your Mother,
    Baby, Standing In The Shadows?”

 

  • The Rolling Stones final
    appearance on the Ed Sullivan stage with founding member Brian Jones was
    on January 15, 1967, performing their No. 1 hit “Ruby Tuesday” which was
    followed by their now historic version of “Let’s Spend The Night Together”
    with the lyrics changed to “Let’s Spend Some Time Together” by CBS
    network’s standards and practices department.  This was a memorable
    moment in the annals of TV censorship.   In true Stones’
    fashion, the chorus is defiantly delivered with a sarcastic roll of Mick
    Jagger’s eyes as he looks into the camera and lets the audience at home
    know he’s fully aware of the absurdity of the situation. 

 

 

Then on November 1st comes Six Ed Sullivan Shows starring The Rolling
Stones (DELUXE EDITION)
which features all 6 full episodes
starring The Rolling Stones — their first and final Sullivan appearances in
addition to the four shows above. It includes:

 

  • The Rolling Stones’ very first appearance on October 25, 1964,
    includes their Top 10 hit, “Time Is On My Side.” This show captures the
    excitement and hysteria of their fans in the Sullivan Theater as they nearly
    drown out The Rolling Stones’ performances. The screams lasted throughout the
    entire performance, continuing after they finish and the curtain has dropped
    with Sullivan’s futile attempts to calm the crazed teenage crowd as he tries to
    communicate a few words to Mick.

 

  • Their November 23, 1969, appearance which marked their final
    appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show where the band introduced their newest
    member, guitarist Mick Taylor, who replaced Brian Jones.  Jones who had left the
    band was soon thereafter found dead in his swimming pool.  The Stones performed
    “Gimme Shelter,” a song that summed up the tumultuous period of the late ’60s;
    the Robert Johnson blues classic,  “Love In Vain” and their latest No. 1 hit,
    “Honky Tonk Women.”

  

 

 

 

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