Which band/artist had more appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show?

Who had more head-to-head appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show?

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Some of the greatest performers, comedians and artists appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. Sullivan is best known for introducing America to The Beatles, and sending the career of Elvis Presley into the stratosphere. 

The legendary host had his favorites throughout his show, which began all the way back in 1948 and aired until 1971. Sullivan was known for his flubs and shaky stance on camera, but he always brought in the hottest performers showbiz had to offer, and plenty of them were musical artists. 

From the British Invasion to some of rock 'n' roll's greatest bands, if they were on the rise, they were on Sullivan

In each question, two artists/groups will be listed. It's up to you to decide which had more appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show

Good luck!

  1. Let's start off strong. Did Elvis or The Beatles have more appearances on Ed Sullivan?
  2. From the British Invasion, did The Animals or The Rolling Stone have more appearances?
  3. Nat King Cole vs. The Temptations?
  4. How about The Jackson 5 vs. Marvin Gaye?
  5. Who had more appearances on Ed Sullivan: Neil Diamond or Johnny Cash?
  6. Who do you think had more appearances, Herman's Hermits or Ray Charles?
  7. What about Creedence Clearwater Revival vs. The Mamas & The Papas? Which group appeared more on Sullivan?
  8. The Doors vs. Janis Joplin?
  9. What about Tony Bennett and Nancy Sinatra, who had more appearances?

Which band/artist had more appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show?

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tootsieg 9 months ago
4/9. Regardless of my score, Ed Sullivan was a “must see” in our house on Sunday nights.
dmirarh 9 months ago
3 out of 9: Nailed it!!!
Coldnorth dmirarh 9 months ago
Time to celebrate. We have the same score. We know our stuff, yipeeeeeeee
daDoctah 9 months ago
So, who had more appearances? Señor Wences or Topo Gigio? Or various plate-spinners? Seems I remember that ever week at least two of the three would appear.
TheOnlyONE 9 months ago
9/9. Does it get any easier than this one?
JHP 9 months ago
well viewers

I get my 30mins (or so) of Class from watching this show every week

Ed Sullivan for a show host was scary classy
cmsgtjrk 9 months ago
3 out of 9, my memory is failing
CaptainDunsel cmsgtjrk 9 months ago
They say the memory is the second thing to go. (I forget what the first was...)
Ready2go 9 months ago
3/9, bombs away. I never missed Ed during the 60s.
CaptainDunsel 9 months ago
JHP CaptainDunsel 9 months ago
is that in AZ?
CaptainDunsel JHP 9 months ago
I confess, I don't know. I just grabbed an image quickly to express the fact that I had "cratered" on this quiz. However, looking at it now, I think it may be. My son and I stopped at the big crater in AZ back in 1991 when we moved cross country. That built up area toward the bottom resembles what I remember of the visitor center.
JHP CaptainDunsel 9 months ago
okee-dokee:) I watch Ed S every weekend (rock and roll classics)
daDoctah CaptainDunsel 9 months ago
Barringer Crater between Holbrook and Flagstaff. My girlfriend at the time had an encounter with a raven in the parking lot; she was afraid to throw out our fast-food bag because of "the big scary bird" perched on the edge of a trash can until I told her that bird probably represented the most intelligent species with feathers on this whole planet, and he was being very polite waiting for her to let go of the bag before claiming it.
CaptainDunsel daDoctah 9 months ago
"It was delicious. "
Andybandit 9 months ago
I got 5/9. I got #1, 2, 3, and 5 wrong. I never pay attention to how many episodes the singers have been in.
texasluva 9 months ago
Missed everyone that was the same amount and got all the others correct.
Big3Fan 9 months ago
With six you get eye roll. I do know that the DC5 were on eighteen times and the Supremes fourteen.
teire 9 months ago
3/9, not that I’m proud of it.
Bricat2001 teire 9 months ago
Well of it makes you happier i also got 3/9
Sway 9 months ago
6/9. Who was on more Topo Gigio or Tiny Tim.
MrsPhilHarris Sway 9 months ago
Topo Gigio.
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