Rhino Rocks at VSDA17 Jul, 2002 By: Hive News
Quirky independent Rhino Home Video is here at the show promoting Ed Sullivan's Rock 'n' Roll Classics, an ambitious nine-volume set that includes more than 20 years of live music from television's celebrated “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
The DVD set carries a suggested list price of $169.99, while the VHS version sells for $129.99. For that, Rhino promises 144 “career-defining performances,” including the Beatles' early 1960s breakthrough appearance that was watched by an estimated 73 million people, the Rolling Stones' rendition of “Let's Spend the Night Together” and the Doors' controversial performance of “Light My Fire” that got them banned from the show.
The DVD includes a variety of special features, including rare footage of Sullivan with his wife, Sylvia; an interview with “Ed Sullivan Show” director John Moffit; and selected discographies.
“The Ed Sullivan Show” was on the air from 1948 until 1971. The first two DVDs also will be available individually for $19.95.