The Ed Sullivan Show ran for 24 seasons and showcased talents from all across the globe. Celebrities sang, danced, and performed their hit compositions live, with the show’s orchestra playing in the background.
Celebrities, such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, & Elvis Presley, came to perform on the show, making it one of the most sort out variety shows during the 40s till the 70s. A recently-shared video clip of the rock band’s performance, “The Turtles,” on the show has gained immense popularity.
The era of the 60s is marked by the British singers, which led to a rock and roll revolution. During these times, several bands in the US broke the music revolution. They challenged the British bands with their refreshing music.
The Turtles are one such band. The group, led by Mark Volman (who played vocals, saxophone, and guitar) and Howard Kaylan (vocalist), gained fame in the year 1965 with a Bob Dylan cover song, “It Ain’t Me Babe.”
Their November 12th, 1967 appearance on The ED Sullivan Show marks the group’s second appearance as a guest. Kaylan, Volman, & the 3 other members of the musical group perform the song “Happy Together.”
Written by Garry Bonner and Alan Gorden, the peppy song is one of the best examples of melody, chord progression, & harmonies. As a result, it can be considered one of the most timeless classics ever created.
The chemistry between the group members is commendable. At one point, Volman jumps into the frame, but Kaylan continues singing the song showing how strong their friendship is. They still remain close even after so many years.