Watch Elvis Presley “When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again” on The Ed Sullivan Show
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On January 6, 1957, Elvis Presley made his third and final appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. He performed alongside emerging comedienne Carol Burnett, veteran ventriloquist Arthur Worsley, and Sullivan impressionist Will Jordan.
Unlike his two other previous appearances, where the charming man appeared on the show all down to his feet, Presley’s sexy hip gyrations caused so much controversy in America that protests from conservative groups prompted the show to only let the young man be filmed up to the waist.
Elvis’s setlist that night included “Hound Dog,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Too Much,” the gospel song “Peace in the Valley,” and a cover of “When My Blue Moon Turns to Gold Again.” The latter song can be viewed below for reference.
By the time Presley made his third appearance on the show, however, Sullivan seemed to have changed his tune and no longer wanted to be associated with Elvis’ critics, closing the show by saying, “I wanted to say to Elvis Presley and the country that this is a real decent, fine boy, and wherever you go, Elvis, we want to say we’ve never had a pleasanter experience on our show with a big name than we’ve had with you. So now let’s have a tremendous hand for a very nice person!” Elvis bowed in front of the audience, bidding goodbye to one of the greatest moments that changed history forever.