Kids React to The Beatles

Videos Featured in this Episode:
We featured the songs "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" from the Ed Sullivan Show,
"I Am the Walrus" and a performance of "Hey Jude"


Today in History for October 13Th

Highlights of this day in history: Cornerstone laid for what becomes the White House; Britain's Margaret Thatcher born; Boston wins baseball's first World Series; TV variety show host Ed Sullivan dies; Musician Paul Simon born. (Oct. 13)


The Archies: Sugar, Sugar

"Sugar, Sugar" is one of 16 animated music segments created to be shown on "The Archie Comedy Hour" on CBS-TV in 1969, and the song is included on The Archies' 2nd album, "Everything's Archie," also released in 1969. The single was released in 1969, backed with "Melody Hill," and quickly rose to the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, where it remained for 4 weeks, giving The Archies their first gold record ("Jingle Jangle" was their second gold record), and becoming the #1 song for 1969 according to Billboard magazine.

While this music segment was originally created for broadcast on "The Archie Comedy Hour" in 1969, it also made it's way to the CBS-TV prime-time special "The Archie Sugar, Sugar - Jingle Jangle Show" in 1970, which was mostly a repeat of the earlier CBS-TV prime-time special "Archie And His New Pals" from 1969 with both music clips thrown in at the end. This clip was also broadcast on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1969.

At this time, this music segment is only 1 of 4 music segments from "The Archie Comedy Hour" that have been found. The other found music segments are "Jingle Jangle," "You Know I Love You," and "Get On The Line". The other 12 music segments are still missing and feared forever lost.

For anyone interested, these are the "Comedy Hour" music segments that are still missing... "Melody Hill," "Bicycles, Roller Skates & You," "Hot Dog," "Inside Out - Upside Down," "Everything's Alright," "She's Putting Me Through Changes," "Whoopee Tie Ai A," "Nursery Rhyme," "Get On The Line (without the credits from "Archie & His New Pals)," "Senorita Rita," "Look Before You Leap," "Sugar And Spice," and "Archie's Party." If memory serves (it's been over 40 years), neither "Justine" nor "Who's Your Baby?" were ever made into animated segments for "Comedy Hour".

This music clip was included in the "Archie's Funhouse" DVD boxset from Genius Products. While it was not a clip broadcast on "Archie's Funhouse", the boxset included some content from "The Archie Comedy Hour" as well.

This music segment, along with the rest of the original Archies' cartoon material from Filmation, is currently owned by Classic Media, formerly Entertainment Rights.

"Archie" is owned by Archie Comic Publications, Inc.


The Great Santa Claus Switch (Part 1/6)

PART 1/6

(From The Muppet Wiki)

The Great Santa Claus Switch was a Muppet television special that first aired on CBS on December 20, 1970.

Jim Henson's Muppets had made several successful guest appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show and in Christmas of 1970, when Sesame Street was starting to become popular, Ed gave Jim Henson and the Muppets a whole hour of his show as a Christmas gift.

The Great Santa Claus Switch was a full-on Henson production -- written by Jerry Juhl, music by Joe Raposo and puppets by Don Sahlin.


Today in History for October 13Th

Highlights of this day in history: Cornerstone laid for what becomes the White House; Britain's Margaret Thatcher born; Boston wins baseball's first World Series; TV variety show host Ed Sullivan dies; Musician Paul Simon born. (Oct. 13)


The Beatles: Hello Goodbye on Ed Sullivan

This is a remastered account of The Beatles performing Hello Goodbye on a promo video sent to Ed Sullivan for broadcast on his November 26, 1967 Ed Sullivan Show. The following day the Capitol 45 backed with I Am The Walrus would hit the stores. The Beatles deliver a performance as colorful as their Sgt. Pepper uniforms. It was all good fun. Ed comes on at the end to talk about how thoughtful the guys were to send him the film. Good ol' Ed.


Don McLean - American Pie Lyrics

American Pie is the title of a 1971 music album by Don McLean, best known for its title track about The Day the Music Died.

The original 1971 LP is dedicated to the loss of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and Jiles Perry Richardson (The Big Bopper) 3 of the biggest icons in rock history that were trasgically taken from us by a plane crash on Feb 03, 1959 in Iowa..

Feb 03, 1959 will forever be known as "The Day The Music Died" .. The day people lined the streets and cried and no churches would play any music.

Charles Hardin Holley (September 7, 1936 February 3, 1959), known professionally as Buddy Holly, was an American singer-songwriter and a pioneer of rock and roll. Although his success lasted only a year and a half before his death in an airplane crash, Holly is described by critic Bruce Eder as "the single most influential creative force in early rock and roll. His works and innovations inspired and influenced both his contemporaries and later musicians, notably The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Rolling Stones, and Bob Dylan, and exerted a profound influence on popular music for decades.

Buddy Holly and his band The Crickets sang hits such as "That'll be the Day", "Blue Days, Black Nights", "Oh Boy!" and "Peggy Sue"

Richard Steven "Ritchie" Valenzuela (May 13, 1941 February 3, 1959), better known by the stage name Ritchie Valens, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. A rock and roll pioneer and the forefather of the Chicano rock movement, Valens' recording career lasted only eight months. During this time however, he scored several hits, most notably "Donna" which peaked at #2 on the Billboard Best Sellers chart; and, the flip side "La Bamba", which was originally a Mexican folk

song that Valens transformed into a song with a rock rhythm. Both songs charted in early 1959, making Valens a pioneer of the Spanish-speaking rock and roll movement. On February 3, 1959, on what has become known as The Day the Music Died, Valens was killed in a small-plane crash outside Mason City, Iowa, USA, an event that also claimed the lives of fellow musicians Buddy Holly and J.P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson.

Jiles Perry Richardson, Jr. (October 24, 1930 February 3, 1959), called JP by his friends but commonly known as The Big Bopper, was an American disc jockey, singer, and songwriter whose big voice and exuberant personality made him an early rock and roll star. He was drafted into the Army and served from 1955-1957. after his discharge he returned to KTRM as a disc jockey where he set the record for continuous on-air broadcasting 5 days, 2 hours and 8 mins.. during this he lost 35 pounds and after completeing the task, he slept 20 hours straight. He is credited for coining the term "music video" in 1959 and recorded an early example himself. However, his business venture in this area was cut short by his untimely death. He is best known "musically" for his recording of "Chantilly Lace". On February 3, 1959, on what has become known as The Day the Music Died, Richardson was killed in a small-plane crash in Iowa, along with Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens.

The song also makes references to Bob Dylan "the Jester" and The Beatles "Helter Skelter", which both owe their start in music and musical influences to Buddy Holly. Also a reference to Elvis and Prescilla Presley "king and queen," because Buddy Holly got his start in music by opening for Elvis.. could you imagine the pressure from your first concert opening for The King of Rock-N-Roll? I guess Buddy loved the pressure, because he definitely took this and ran with it.

some links

Buddy Holly

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS-PLFAVs_s&feature;=related "oh boy"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v8S9DWxYzo&feature;=related "Peggy Sue"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8_l7-SNjPs&feature;=related "Peggy Sue on Ed Sullivan show"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbCDVkfw8Cc "That'll be the Day on Ed Sullivan show"

Ritchie Valens:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74C_gVCT2wU&feature;=fvw "La Bamba"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMcHbh6HBDk "Donna"

JP "The Big Bopper" Richardson:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TcC_ni0ojo "Chantilly Lace on Dick Clark"