As the show begins, Tommy Roe walks onto the stage in a luxurious, color-rich suit, and his pleasant voice echoes through the auditorium. The first thing that struck me was his outfit. As one of the YouTube commenters noted, it was a throwback to Victorian times. I couldn’t agree more; seeing a young man looking so elegant and well put-together.
The audience loved the performance, with cheers and applause filling the auditorium. As the music played, I was transported back to a time when music was pure and simple, without any technological enhancements. I loved how the song’s melody and lyrics flowed perfectly with the rhythm. It was simply beautiful.
While “Heather Honey” is a great tune, “Dizzy” was the most memorable of the two songs Tommy Roe performed. The song’s unique melody and Tommy’s performance were top-notch. As noted by one of the commenters, Tommy Roe first performed the song in 1969, and he was only 13 years old at the time. However, when he performed the song on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1970, he was a young man brimming with talent and energy.
The video is part of a medley that included Joe South and Billy Joe Royal. As one commenter noted, Joe South led off the medley and was at the bottom left of the screen during the transition to Tommy. The Ed Sullivan channel wanted to make it appear that this was a solo Tommy Roe performance and not part of a medley, which is why there is sound but no picture in the intro.
Tommy Roe’s music takes us back to when everything seemed more straightforward and simpler. So it’s no wonder the YouTube comments show so much love for the music and the show. It’s great to know that the music of the time still resonates with us today.
So, take a few minutes if you haven’t already watched the video of Tommy Roe performing “Dizzy & Heather Honey” on The Ed Sullivan Show. It’s a great way to travel back in time and experience the pure and simple music of the era. Then, share it with your friends and loved ones, and let them experience it too.