Watch Elvis Presley’s Iconic ‘Hound Dog’ Performance In The Ed Sullivan Show 1956
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By the mid-50s, Elvis Presley was a star on the rise. With his ability to blend R&B, soul, rock, and gospel, he began to make a name in the entertainment industry. When he met Colonel Tom Parker, that’s when he got a deal on RCA Records and released his first single, “Heartbreak Hotel.”
With his sleek looks, handsome face, and provocative moves, Elvis led a controversial image that made old people comfortable. And as for the youngsters, they were all for the King of Rock N’ Roll. So, when it was decided for Elvis to make an appearance of the well-beloved The Ed Sullivan Show, it was one of the greatest deals of all time.
Presley appeared on the show three times: one on September 9th, 1956, another on October 28th, 1956, and the final one on January 6th, 1957. Each of his performances gathered a massive number of viewers, which made Sullivan’s show iconic.
For the king’s 2nd performance, the same energy and appeal greeted millions of fans. Elvis stormed the stage with performances such as “Love Me Tender,” “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Love Me,” with a snarling lip scene that instantly roused the crowd, and his first hit, “Hound Dog.”
You can watch Presley’s 2nd performance of “Hound Dog” below.