This showed up today on Facebook. It shows Jack with entertainment host Ed Sullivan. Both were big CBS figures. Both their shows were sponsored by Lincoln-Mercury. Both shows were long-running.
The Beatles appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show three times. Here's a clip from their first appearance in February 1964: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qXyw1JiW7I
Ed Sullivan was such a big personality that he featured in the Broadway play and movie Bye-Bye Birdie. The heart throb was Conrad Birdie, an Elvis-like performer, who had been drafted and was going away after his performance on The Ed Sullivan Show ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yRLe6MfGsDo ). The teenage girls swooned and sang, "Bye, bye, Birdie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1t3cBTb3xPc
In 1956, Ed Sullivan was involved in a near-fatal head-on collision in Connecticut. He was away from the show for quite some time, and when he returned, he moved slowly. He didn't seem to recover his strength completely; at least, not as he appeared on television.
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