ASMR

What is ASMR? It is an acronym for “Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response” (which is not officially classified as a condition by the sciences) that is first bandied about on the internet around the close of the first decade of the 2000s. For the most part, the words making up the name are self-explanatory, but you might be wondering about meridian. Meridian generally refers to a high point in excitement, but technically it refers to any of the pathways along which the body’s vital energy flows according to the theory behind acupuncture. Autonomous also has specialized meaning: it can refer to involuntary physiological responses or to the autonomic nervous system, which autonomously regulates bodily functions, including sexual arousal. ASMR, however, is a nonsexual response. According to the modest ones who answered questionnaires on the topic, it is simply a tingling feeling that starts at the top of the head and trickles downward—and is characteristically triggered by a person softly whispering into a camera and making random hand movements along objects.

Other names for ASMR include “head/brain tingles,” “brain orgasm” (or “braingasms”), and “whisper porn” (despite it being nonsexual), and the aftereffect of the tingling sensation is relaxation and contentment, which makes it therapeutic for depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

Those who are able to experience the ASMR sensation can be stimulated at a salon when a stylist is gently shampooing his or her hair, or simply attentively cutting it, or when a pedicurist is softly massaging his or her foot. They can also be stimulated by a soft-spoken description of subtle movements (as flipping through a magazine, crinkling paper, stirring a bowl of soup, eating a pickle, folding laundry, or combing hair) or of a virtual massage, makeover, or medical checkup. The person gently handling and talking about the merch on the Home Shopping Network might also bring on an ASMR sensation for some.

The key to the ASMR experience is said to be a feeling of intimacy and connectedness; every hushed movement and whisper needs to be focused and personalized to make the audience feel appreciated.

A fairly well-known ASMRist (ASMR artist) was nimbused television painter Bob Ross, who would bring on ASMR in his audience with his soft, even voice and calm brushstrokes.

StoneBridge’s ‘Mama India’ Remix Is One Of The Greatest Dance Anthems Of All Time

Mama India [Reloaded] is one of the best tunes of 2020, and if you don’t know it yet, you soon will because this is yet another example of great house music. StoneBridges’s remix of Mama India by Stevo is fantastic and features a funky, incessant groove, a rolling bassline and the vocals sample of Mama India. A well crafted, tech-edged slice of house and more progressive-based brilliance from StoneBridge. It’s wonderfully laden with great house sounds. StoneBridge is the man right now in house circles. Go to any city anywhere in the world and you’re guaranteed to hear a load of StoneBridge tracks. Get ready – this is by far the biggest release yet for Area 51 Records. Boy this leaves you breathless! Sure to be huge.

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‘Ozark’ Renewed For Supersized Fourth & Final Season By Netflix – Deadline

The saga of the Byrde family will soon be coming to an end after Netflix renewed Ozark for an expanded fourth and final season.

The drama, which stars Jason Bateman, Laura Linney and Julia Garner, has been renewed for 14 final episodes with the season split into two seven-episode parts.

The new season will mark the final chapter in the Byrde family’s journey from suburban Chicago life to their criminal enterprise in the Ozarks, particularly after that season three ending.

Bateman plays Marty Byrde, a financial advisor-turned-money launderer for a Mexican drug cartel, who moves to the Lake of the Ozarks to make good for the cartel. Linney stars as his wife Wendy, who becomes wrapped up in a series of schemes, including casino operations in season three. Cast returning includes Garner, who plays Ruth Langmore, the Byrde’s younger consigliere, Sofia Hublitz as Charlotte Byrde, Skylar Gaertner as Jonah Bryde, Charlie Tahan as Ruth’s cousin Wyatt Langmore and Lisa Emery as local heroin distributor Darlene Snell.

Chris Mundy will return as showrunner, writer and executive producer and will reunite with Bateman as the creative force behind both parts of the new season.

Produced by MRC Television, it is exec produced by Bateman, Mundy, Mark Williams, John Shiban, Patrick Markey and Bill Dubuque. Linney will also be a Co-Executive Producer for Season 4.

The show has been a slow-burning hit for Netflix, which revealed during its first-quarter financial results that the third season was set to be viewed by just under 30M in the first four weeks after is March 27 premiere.

The drama, which launched in 2017, has scored 14 Emmy nominations with two wins, to date, for Jason Bateman for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and for Julia Garner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and a nomination for Outstanding Drama Series.  The series also garnered two Golden Globe nominations and six Screen Actors Guild nominations for its performances by Bateman, Garner and Laura Linney.

Bateman, Linney, Garner and Mundy recently appeared at Deadline’s Contenders Television livestream event. “We are very proud of what we did, but we would be lying if we said we didn’t have a little virus aid,” Bateman told Deadline. “We had some gratuitous timing with the show coming out when everyone had nothing to look at except their walls and television. Hopefully people liked what they were looking at,” he added, noting that while the captured audience was nice, it was the talented group behind the camera and in front that really made the difference.

The streaming platform did not reveal when it plans to air the final run of Ozark but it will likely not be until 2021 at the earliest, depending on how long the COVID-19 production shutdown lasts.

Of the renewal, Bateman said, “A super-sized season means super-sized problems for the Byrdes. I’m excited to end with a bang(s).”

Mundy added, “We’re so happy Netflix recognized the importance of giving Ozark more time to end the Byrdes’ saga right. It’s been such a great adventure for all of us — both on screen and off — so we’re thrilled to get the chance to bring it home in the most fulfilling way possible.

Cindy Holland, VP of Original Content, said, “Ozark is a gripping drama that has captivated audiences all around the world and garnered tremendous critical acclaim. We’re so grateful to Chris, Jason, Laura, Julia and the entire cast and crew for all their tireless dedication to the show and can’t wait to see how the Byrdes’ journey comes to a close.”

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Rush — Get Into The Spirit Of Radio

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2020 — In celebration of the 40th anniversary of Permanent Waves, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Rush premiere their new official conceptual music video for “The Spirit of Radio.” The animated video captures the magic, spirit and growth of the FM radio format with a nostalgic nod to the pioneering DJ’s broadcasting music into homes around the world. The video also pays homage to Rush’s friend, soul brother and fellow bandmate Neil Peart whose music and lyrics continue to capture the hearts and imaginations of the fans.

Today RUSH Premiere Their New Official Conceptual Music Video For “The Spirit of Radio.”

The Spirit of Radio” is the first single off their 1980 album Permanent Waves, which reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200 in the U.S. and No. 3 in Canada. It is Rush’s seventh studio album and signaled a new direction for the Canadian band as it entered a new decade. “The Spirit of Radio” marked the band’s successful step from the more lengthy and thematic writing style they were known for and it has become one of their most cherished songs among fans. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 51 in the U.S., No 22 in Canada, the Top Twenty on the U.K. Singles chart and was named one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll.

UMe/Mercury/Anthem label group recently released a new, imagination-capturing expanded edition of all the magic music that comprises the band’s remarkable 1980 release, Permanent Waves. Permanent Waves-40th Anniversary is available to fans in four distinct configurations, including the (1) Super Deluxe Edition, (2) two-CD Deluxe Edition, (3) three-LP Deluxe Edition, and (4) Deluxe Digital Edition.

This year also marks the 100th anniversary of the first entertainment radio broadcast from the XWA studio in Montreal as well as the first licensed broadcasting station in the U.S.

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Paul McCartney Flaming Pie Archive Collection Limited Numbered Deluxe Editions To Include Remastered Original Album, Bonus Tracks, Previously Unreleased Material, Exclusive Books, Photos, Artwork, & Much More To Be Released July 31

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2020 — Paul McCartney proudly announces the thirteenth installment in his GRAMMY Award-winning Archive Collection: On July 31, Paul’s critically acclaimed and universally beloved tenth solo album Flaming Pie will be the latest to receive the Archive Collection treatment, being released on formats including a 5CD/2DVD/4LP Collector’s Edition, a 5CD/2DVD Deluxe Edition, plus 3LP, 2LP and 2CD editions.

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Paul McCartney proudly announces the thirteenth installment in his GRAMMY Award-winning Archive Collection: On July 31, Paul’s critically acclaimed and universally beloved tenth solo album Flaming Pie will be the latest to receive the Archive Collection treatment, being released on formats including a 5CD/2DVD/4LP Collector’s Edition, a 5CD/2DVD Deluxe Edition, plus 3LP, 2LP and 2CD editions.
Paul McCartney proudly announces the thirteenth installment in his GRAMMY Award-winning Archive Collection: On July 31, Paul’s critically acclaimed and universally beloved tenth solo album Flaming Pie will be the latest to receive the Archive Collection treatment, being released on formats including a 5CD/2DVD/4LP Collector’s Edition, a 5CD/2DVD Deluxe Edition, plus 3LP, 2LP and 2CD editions.

All digital pre-orders for the Archive Collection release of Flaming Pie will include YOUNG BOY. Also available as a stand-alone for digital download & streaming, the EP recreates the 1997 “Young Boy” maxi single and features the remastered Flaming Pie single “Young Boy,” a home-recorded version of the song, the original B-side “Looking For You,” and excerpts of “Oobu Joobu Part 1,” also from the original single. The two music videos for the track have been restored and will also be published on the same day.

Two additional EPs will be available with “The World Tonight” arriving on June 26 and “Beautiful Night” on July 17.

Originally released May 5, 1997, Flaming Pie ended a four-year gap between McCartney studio albums. Recorded largely in the wake of Paul’s involvement in the curation and release of The Beatles Anthology series, Flaming Pie was shaped and inspired by that experience, with Paul remarking at the time “(The Beatles Anthology) reminded me of The Beatles’ standards and the standards that we reached with the songs. So in a way it was a refresher course that set the framework for this album.” Produced by Paul, Jeff Lynne and George Martin and featuring a supporting cast of family and friends including Ringo Starr, Steve Miller, Linda McCartney and son James, Flaming Pie is equal parts a masterclass in songcraft and a sustained burst of joyful spontaneity. With highlights ranging from the uplifting and inspirational opener “The Song We Were Singing” to the raucous title track (named for a quote from an early John Lennon interview on the origin of The Beatles’ name: “It came in a vision – a man appeared on a flaming pie and said unto them, ‘from this day on you are Beatles with an A.'”) to the pensive “Calico Skies,” and featuring singles “Young Boy,” “The World Tonight” and “Beautiful Night,” Flaming Pie would represent yet another pinnacle in Paul’s solo catalogue: Released to rapturous reviews, the album would be Paul’s most commercially successful release of the ’90s, achieving his highest chart positions since the ’80s and would receive gold certifications in the US, UK, Japan and more.

As the thirteenth release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, Flaming Pie will be available in formats including a numbered, limited seven-disc (5CD/2DVD) Deluxe Edition Box Set comprised of the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, 32 bonus audio tracks including unheard home recordings and demos, alternative studio recordings, rough mixes and B-sides including selections from Oobu Joobu parts 1-6, Flaming Pie At The Mill CD (Paul’s hour-long tour of his studio), video content including the  In The World Tonight documentary, original music videos, EPKs, interviews, performances and behind-the-scenes material, a 128-page book containing previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album artwork from the archives and the story behind the album written by Chris Heath – including track-by-track information, recipes and new interviews with Paul, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Steve Miller and key album personnel, studio notes, handwritten lyrics, the 1997 Flaming Pie issue of Club Sandwich, the official newspaper of the Paul McCartney Fanclub, downloadable 24bit 96kHz HD audio, and more.

A 4LP/5CD/2DVD Collector’s Edition — strictly limited to 3,000 numbered copies issued in a cloth wrapped two-piece collector’s box — will feature everything in the Deluxe Edition plus a marbled art print portfolio of six silkscreened Linda McCartney art prints, exclusive vinyl versions of the remastered album cut at half speed across 2LPs in an exclusive gatefold sleeve, an LP of home recordings in a hand-stamped white label sleeve, and “The Ballad of the Skeletons” – Paul’s 1996 collaboration with Allen Ginsberg, also featuring Philip Glass and Lenny Kaye – released for the first time on vinyl and cut at 45 RPM with vinyl etching and poster.

Additional Flaming Pie Archive Collection formats will include 2CD (remastered album + 21 tracks of bonus audio), 2LP (remastered album cut at half speed across two 180g LPs in gatefold sleeve with booklet), and 3LP (remastered album cut at half speed across two 180g LPs in gatefold sleeve with booklet, plus single 180g LP of unreleased home recordings in hand-stamped white label sleeve both housed in a slipcase). The release will also be available on streaming platforms.

The Paul McCartney Archive Collection debuted with the November 2, 2010 re-release of Paul McCartney and Wings’ 1973 milestone Band on the Run, which won the 2010 GRAMMY Award for Best Historical Album, while the Archive Collection’s Deluxe Edition Box Set of the 1976 classic Wings Over America took the 2013 GRAMMY for Best Boxed or Special Limited Edition Package. Every release in the ongoing Paul McCartney Archive Collection is supervised by Paul himself, who oversees all aspects of each and every title from remastering to the curation of lost tracks, outtakes, artwork, photographs and video from his personal vaults, and much more. The result is one of the most ambitious and personal undertakings of its kind, one that encompasses more than 50 years of cherished, classic material from the most successful songwriter and recording artist in music history.

FLAMING PIE – PAUL McCARTNEY ARCHIVE COLLECTION

DELUXE EDITION

  • Numbered cloth wrapped clam shell box
  • CD portfolio containing 5CDs and 2DVDs
  • 128-page book containing previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album artwork from the archives and the story behind the album – including track-by-track information, recipes and new interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Steve Miller and key album personnel, written by Chris Heath.
  • Facsimiles of John Hammel studio notebook, Club Sandwich Magazine, Flaming Pie plectrum, and envelope containing handwritten lyrics for 8 tracks and The Flame newspaper

CD1 – Remastered Album

  1. The Song We Were Singing
  2. The World Tonight
  3. If You Wanna
  4. Somedays
  5. Young Boy
  6. Calico Skies
  7. Flaming Pie
  8. Heaven On A Sunday
  9. Used To Be Bad
  10. Souvenir
  11. Little Willow
  12. Really Love You
  13. Beautiful Night
  14. Great Day

CD2 – Home Recordings

  1. The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
  2. The World Tonight [Home Recording]
  3. If You Wanna [Home Recording]
  4. Somedays [Home Recording]
  5. Young Boy [Home Recording]
  6. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
  7. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
  8. Souvenir [Home Recording]
  9. Little Willow [Home Recording]
  10. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
  11. Great Day [Home Recording]

CD3 – In The Studio

  1. Great Day [Acoustic]
  2. Calico Skies [Acoustic]
  3. C’mon Down C’mon Baby
  4. If You Wanna [Demo]
  5. Beautiful Night [Run Through]
  6. The Song We Were Singing [Rough Mix]
  7. The World Tonight [Rough Mix]
  8. Little Willow [Rough Mix]
  9. Whole Life [Rough Mix]
  10. Heaven On A Sunday [Rude Cassette]

CD4 – Flaming Pies

  1. The Ballad Of The Skeletons
  2. Looking For You
  3. Broomstick
  4. Love Come Tumbling Down
  5. Same Love
  6. Oobu Joobu Part 1
  7. Oobu Joobu Part 2
  8. Oobu Joobu Part 3
  9. Oobu Joobu Part 4
  10. Oobu Joobu Part 5
  11. Oobu Joobu Part 6

CD5 – Flaming Pie At The Mill

DVD1 – In The World Tonight

DVD2 – Bonus Film

  1. Beautiful Night
  2. Making Of Beautiful Night
  3. Little Willow
  4. The World Tonight [Dir. Alistair Donald]
  5. The World Tonight [Dir. Geoff Wonfor]
  6. Young Boy [Dir. Alistair Donald]
  7. Young Boy [Dir. Geoff Wonfor]
  8. Flaming Pie EPK 1
  9. Flaming Pie EPK 2
  10. In The World Tonight EPK
  11. Flaming Pie Album Artwork Meeting
  12. TFI Friday Performances

Plus downloadable 24bit 96kHz HD audio

COLLECTOR’S EDITION

  • All the contents of the Deluxe Edition plus:
  • Numbered cloth wrapped two-piece collector’s box
  • 4LPs including: exclusive remastered album cut at half speed across 2LPs; hand-stamped white label vinyl featuring home recordings; exclusive “The Ballad Of The Skeletons” 12″ single with vinyl etching and poster
  • Exclusive marbled art print portfolio housing six Linda McCartney art prints
  • Watch the unboxing video here:

LP1 – Remastered Album
Side 1
1.     The Song We Were Singing
2.     The World Tonight
3.     If You Wanna
Side 2
4.     Somedays
5.     Young Boy
6.     Calico Skies
7.     Flaming Pie

LP2 – Remastered Album
Side 3
8.     Heaven On A Sunday
9.     Used To Be Bad
10.  Souvenir
Side 4
11.  Little Willow
12.  Really Love You
13.  Beautiful Night
14.  Great Day

LP3 – Home Recordings
Side 1
1.     The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
2.     The World Tonight [Home Recording]
3.     If You Wanna [Home Recording]
4.     Somedays [Home Recording]
5.     Young Boy [Home Recording]

Side 2
6.     Calico Skies [Home Recording]
7.     Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
8.     Souvenir [Home Recording]
9.     Little Willow [Home Recording]
10.  Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
11.  Great Day [Home Recording]

LP4 – The Ballad Of The Skeletons
Side 1
1.     The Ballad Of The Skeletons

Side 2
–      Vinyl etching

3LP FORMAT

LP1 – Remastered Album
Side 1
1.     The Song We Were Singing
2.     The World Tonight
3.     If You Wanna
Side 2
4.     Somedays
5.     Young Boy
6.     Calico Skies
7.     Flaming Pie

LP2 – Remastered Album
Side 3
8.     Heaven On A Sunday
9.     Used To Be Bad
10.  Souvenir
Side 4
11.  Little Willow
12.  Really Love You
13.  Beautiful Night
14.  Great Day

LP3 – Home Recordings
Side 1
1.    The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
2.    The World Tonight [Home Recording]
3.    If You Wanna [Home Recording]
4.    Somedays [Home Recording]
5.    Young Boy [Home Recording]
Side 2
6.    Calico Skies [Home Recording]
7.    Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
8.    Souvenir [Home Recording]
9.    Little Willow [Home Recording]
10.  Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
11.  Great Day [Home Recording]

2LP FORMAT

LP1 – Remastered Album
Side 1
1.     The Song We Were Singing
2.     The World Tonight
3.     If You Wanna
Side 2
4.     Somedays
5.     Young Boy
6.     Calico Skies
7.     Flaming Pie

LP2 – Remastered Album
Side 3
8.     Heaven On A Sunday
9.     Used To Be Bad
10.  Souvenir
Side 4
11.  Little Willow
12.  Really Love You
13.  Beautiful Night
14.  Great Day

2CD FORMAT

CD1 – Remastered Album

  1. The Song We Were Singing
  2. The World Tonight
  3. If You Wanna
  4. Somedays
  5. Young Boy
  6. Calico Skies
  7. Flaming Pie
  8. Heaven On A Sunday
  9. Used To Be Bad
  10. Souvenir
  11. Little Willow
  12. Really Love You
  13. Beautiful Night
  14. Great Day

CD2 – Bonus Audio

  1. The Song We Were Singing [Home Recording]
  2. The World Tonight [Home Recording]
  3. If You Wanna [Home Recording]
  4. Somedays [Home Recording]
  5. Young Boy [Home Recording]
  6. Calico Skies [Home Recording]
  7. Flaming Pie [Home Recording]
  8. Souvenir [Home Recording]
  9. Little Willow [Home Recording]
  10. Beautiful Night [1995 Demo]
  11. Great Day [Home Recording]
  12. Beautiful Night [Run Through]
  13. Whole Life [Rough Mix]
  14. Heaven On A Sunday [Rude Cassette]
  15. Great Day [Acoustic]
  16. Calico Skies [Acoustic]
  17. C’mon Down C’mon Baby
  18. Looking For You
  19. Broomstick
  20. Love Come Tumbling Down
  21. Same Love

UMe Announces Global Deal With SOFA Entertainment For ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ Catalog; For The First Time Ever, Full Performance Segments Officially Available Worldwide Via Streaming Platforms


SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 12, 2020 — Nearly 50 years after The Ed Sullivan Show wrapped its final episode and charmed TV viewers for the final time on Sunday night June 6, 1971, it officially joins the streaming universe and lives on forever. UMe today announced an agreement with SOFA Entertainment Inc. for the global digital rights to The Ed Sullivan Show library, which encompasses the influential television program’s historic 23-year primetime run on CBS. This marks the first time that Ed Sullivan Show performance and guest segments will be officially available in their entirety across streaming services worldwide. Launching today on The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel, the first segments showcase landmark live musical performances.

‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ joins the streaming universe and lives forever with the UMe announcement today, June 12, 2020, of an agreement with SOFA Entertainment for the global digital rights to ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ library. This marks the first time performance and guest segments from the influential television program’s historic 23-year primetime run will be officially available in their entirety across streaming services worldwide.
‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ joins the streaming universe and lives forever with the UMe announcement today, June 12, 2020, of an agreement with SOFA Entertainment for the global digital rights to ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ library. This marks the first time performance and guest segments from the influential television program’s historic 23-year primetime run will be officially available in their entirety across streaming services worldwide.

Among the voluminous gems in this vast catalog are iconic clips that have primarily only been available in excerpted versions on EdSullivan.com or as low-resolution digital “bootlegs.” Scores of rarities will also be available digitally for the first time. Icons and up-and-comers appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show, which welcomed entertainers and influential figures from just about every category of cultural relevance, including music, comedy, sports, film, dance and opera. Many segments will be upgraded to high-resolution clips as part of UMe’s strategic curation of a national treasure that has achieved international acclaim.

Available now, the first seven segments to stream under this new arrangement celebrate music artists, with a new video premiering every day and thousands more clips from the catalog to stream over the next three years. UMe plans one or more videos daily on The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel and EdSullivan.com, both newly updated.

Bruce Resnikoff, UMe President & CEO, said, “UMe is proud to continue its successful relationship with SOFA Entertainment. Together we will transform an incredible treasure trove from The Ed Sullivan Show to the streaming era and to new audiences. Ed Sullivan was a pioneer of his time and is responsible for many pivotal TV performances and significant moments in entertainment history. We will now introduce these high-quality landmark television performances from musicians, comedians and Broadway that catapulted the careers of many icons to a global audience.” 

“SOFA Entertainment is thrilled to continue its decade-long relationship with UMe,” said Andrew Solt, CEO of SOFA Entertainment. “The UMe team has the passion and expertise to honor Ed Sullivan’s legacy and create new ways for people around the world to enjoy it. I’m overjoyed that the SOFA Entertainment stewardship is now in the hands of my son, Josh, who has experience with digital content including five years at Google.”

Josh Solt, who is now President of SOFA Entertainment, said, “We have enormous potential to build The Ed Sullivan Show into a global brand. I am extremely excited that UMe shares SOFA Entertainment’s vision to make The Ed Sullivan Show accessible to existing fans and future generations.”

The Ed Sullivan Show brought the hottest performances from around the world and introduced emerging talent to America’s living room every Sunday night. The show featured some of the earliest or first televised performances of music superstars including Elvis Presley, Stevie Wonder, The Band, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Jackson 5, The Mamas and the Papas, The Supremes, and The Rolling Stones. Families also gathered together on Sunday nights to see their favorite film stars and sports figures. The Ed Sullivan Show previewed films (African Queen, American In Paris, Best Years Of Our Lives, Bridge On The River Kwai, Roman Holiday) and interviewed icons: Brigitte Bardot, Charlton Heston, Elizabeth Taylor, Gregory Peck, Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Peter Sellers, Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, and Steve McQueen.

Ed Sullivan, who was personally involved in his show’s bookings, was known to have said he wanted to “entertain all of the people some of the time” – from providing grandparents with glimpses of vaudeville to offering parents Hollywood stars and sports figures to bringing teenagers their next poster idols, and youngsters the Italian mouse, Topo Gigio. Over the course of two decades, he cast aside racial, political and cultural boundaries to ensure that audiences witnessed the best and the brightest.

In a time of segregation, Ed Sullivan, an influential Civil Rights advocate, invited African-American actors (Pearl Bailey, Diahann Carroll), athletes (Muhammad Ali, Jackie Robinson), comedians (Richard Pryor, Flip Wilson) and musicians (Harry Belafonte, James Brown, Motown artists such as Four Tops, The Temptations, The Supremes), to name just a few, to appear on the show.

For many Motown artists, a performance on The Ed Sullivan Show represented a pivotal career milestone bringing their talents to mainstream America and catapulting them to the top of the charts with breakout success. He was the first to bring country music (Chet Atkins, Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, Jimmy Dean, Brenda Lee and Buck Owens) to national television viewers.

Ed Sullivan sought out international talent, entertainers, performers and influential personalities from the U.K. (18 Groups/Singers of the British Invasion, Julie Andrews, Cliff Richard), France (Johnny Hallyday, Edith Piaf, Brigitte Bardot), Italy (Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida), Spain (Andrés Segovia, Salvador Dalí, José Greco), Germany (Obernkirchen Children’s Choir), Japan (The Blue Comets), Ireland (Peter O’Toole, The Clancy Brothers, The Dubliners) and Israel (Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion).

Mainstream America’s introduction to Broadway, classical, opera and ballet was often through exposure on The Ed Sullivan Show. Broadway productions were frequently encapsulated into extended segments along with the great songwriters, such as Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin and Lerner and Lowe, who often brought the original casts of their musicals, including My Fair Lady (Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison), Bye Bye Birdie (Dick Van Dyke, Chita Rivera, Paul Lynde), Oliver! (Davy Jones), Camelot (Richard Burton, Julie Andrews) and more. Classical violinist and then 13-year-old prodigy Itzhak Perlman was invited to perform, and Louisiana-born classical pianist Van Cliburn appeared after winning the Tchaikovsky competition in Russia. Spain’s classical guitarist Andrés Segovia, and Japan’s Suzuki Violins, also graced The Ed Sullivan Show stage. Among the most famous and celebrated sopranos from the world of opera, Maria Callas, who rarely made public appearances, performed Tosca, and Beverly Sills performed an aria. Dance included mambo, tango, tap (Sammy Davis, Jr.) and Russia’s Moiseyev Ballet.

The Ed Sullivan Show prided itself on celebrating the superstars as much as the up-and-coming and the offbeat, including acrobatic teams, dance teams, drill teams, college sport teams, rifle teams, marching bands, novelty acts, plate spinners and jugglers. Occasionally, Ed Sullivan also gave political figures a platform to speak to America, including presidents, senators and governors.

Launching on YOUTUBE, the first segments below showcase landmark live musical performances.

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Live On The Ed Sullivan Show:

STREAM LAUNCH     ARTISTPERFORMANCE     AIR DATE
6/12Marvin GayeTake This Heart Of MineJune 19, 1966
6/12The SupremesYou Can’t Hurry LoveSeptember 25, 1966
6/12The Beach BoysGood VibrationsOctober 13, 1968
6/12The TemptationsI Can’t Get Next To YouSeptember 28, 1969
6/12Neil DiamondSweet CarolineNovember 30, 1969
6/12The Jackson 5Stand!December 14, 1969
6/12Gladys Knight &
The Pips
I Heard It Through
The Grapevine
March 29, 1970
6/13Smokey Robinson
and the Miracles
YesterdayMarch 31, 1968
6/14Four TopsReach Out I’ll Be ThereOctober 16, 1966
6/14The Jackson 5I Want You BackDecember 14, 1969
6/15Diana Ross & The
Supremes
Love ChildJanuary 5, 1969
6/16The TemptationsMedley: Girl (Why
You Wanna Make
Me Blue) / All I
Need / My Girl / (I
Know) I’m Losing You
May 28, 1967

About The Ed Sullivan Show
The Ed Sullivan Show is the most popular primetime variety show in American history. For nearly a quarter century, Ed Sullivan hosted the greatest array of talent on television, including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley and Motown artists such as The Supremes, The Temptations and The Jackson 5. Every Sunday night at 8pm on CBS from 1948-1971, The Ed Sullivan Show showcased a wide variety of pop culture from the worlds of music, comedy, novelty and much more. The library of 1,000 hours includes over 10,000 performances.

About SOFA Entertainment
In 1990, Andrew Solt formed SOFA Entertainment Inc. and acquired The Ed Sullivan Show from the Sullivan family. The Ed Sullivan Show is the most respected and revered variety show in television history. SOFA Entertainment is the copyright holder of the original Ed Sullivan programs and over 150 hours of newly created programming.

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Bob Marley: Legacy Documentary Series Continues With Episode Four: Rhythm Of The Game

TUFF GONG FC PARTNERS WITH FIFA FOR LIMITED EDITION SOCCER KIT

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS ‘LIVE AT THE RAINBOW’ LIVESTREAM INCLUDING RARELY SEEN FOOTAGE ANNOUNCED FOR JUNE 4TH

LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2020 / — Today, episode four of Bob Marley’s Legacy documentary series was released; this time exploring Bob’s well known love of soccer and his longstanding connection between the game and his music. Delving deep into the archives, never before told anecdotes are revealed on Bob’s life and his impact on the world. Rhythm of the Game is available on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel.

Today, episode four of Bob Marley’s Legacy documentary series was released; this time exploring Bob’s well-known love of soccer and his longstanding connection between the game and his music. Rhythm of the Game is available on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel. In other news, Tuff Gong FC has also announced a special collaboration with FIFA for a limited-edition soccer kit available exclusively on May 29 at 1pm ET in FIFA 20's Ultimate Team game mode via a limited-time-only Season Objective.

Tuff Gong FC has also announced a unique collaboration with FIFA for a restrained-model soccer kit to be had absolutely on May 29 at 1 p.M. ET in FIFA 20’s Ultimate Team hobby mode via a constrained-time-simplest Season Objective. Celebrate Bob Marley’s legacy and love of the sport with the 75th Anniversary Kit, available in FIFA Ultimate Team for a restricted time on Windows, PS4, and Xbox One. Additionally, a Bob Marley 75 Soccer Jersey inspired by way of the newly-added Bob Marley participant kit in the 2020 EA video recreation will become available on June 1 HERE.

On June 4th, Bob Marley & The Wailers “Live At The Rainbow” is probably live-streamed on Bob Marley’s Official YouTube Channel HERE. The concert may be shown inside the exact strolling order formally for the primary time since initially performed, is probably streamed in its entirety at the Bob Marley YouTube channel June 4th at 12pm PT/ 3pm ET / 8pm BST precisely forty 3 years to the day it took place. The live-stream consists of rarely-seen photos, along with a magical live overall performance of “Burnin’ and Lootin” further to newly unearthed images taken backstage.

In first rate news, the first rate video for “Is This Love” from Bob Marley & The Wailers’ 1978 album, Kaya has been remastered in HD. The video become firstly filmed at the Keskidee Youth Centre in London and capabilities a completely specific look with the beneficial useful resource of a then 9-year-antique Naomi Campbell.

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In this digital era, Bob Marley remains one of the most followed posthumous artists on social media, and MARLEY75 will serve to bring his music and message to the digital foreground, reaching new audiences and perspectives with innovative content and groundbreaking technology. Special live events, exclusive digital content, recordings, exhibitions, plus rare and unearthed treasures will also be revealed throughout the year. Bob Marley’s music continues to inspire generation upon generation, as his legacy lives on through his message of love, justice and unity, a sentiment needed more than ever in 2020. In conjunction with Tuff Gong and UMe, a division of the Universal Music Group, the Marley family will continue to ensure the highest quality, integrity and care is taken to honor Bob’s legacy and to celebrate one of the 20th century’s most important and influential figures.

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ABOUT BOB MARLEY

Bob Marley, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, is notable not only as the man who put reggae on the global map, but, as a statesman in his native Jamaica, he famously brought together the country’s warring factions. Today, Bob Marley remains one of the 20th century’s most important and influential entertainment icons. Marley’s lifestyle and music continue to inspire new generations as his legacy lives on through his music. In the digital era, he has the second-highest social media following of any posthumous celebrity, with the official Bob Marley Facebook page drawing more than 70 million fans, ranking it among the Top 20 of all Facebook pages and Top 10 among celebrity pages. Marley’s music catalog has sold millions of albums worldwide. His iconic collection LEGEND holds the distinction of being the longest-charting album in the history of Billboard magazine’s Catalog Albums chart and remains the world’s best-selling reggae album. Marley’s accolades include inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (1994) and ASCAP Songwriters Hall of Fame (2010), a GRAMMY® Lifetime Achievement Award (2001), multiple entries in the GRAMMY® Hall Of Fame, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame (2001).  For more information visit: bobmarley.com and facebook.com/bobmarley.

Photo Credit: Photo: Peter Murphy © Fifty-Six Hope Road Music Ltd.
Photo Caption: Football scrimmage in the front yard of Bob’s home and Wailers/Tuff Gong HQ at 56 Hope Road, Kingston, Jamaica. Just after the Kaya tour, August/September, 1978.