The archive of The Ed Sullivan Show is marking a milestone for The Sound of Music. A new playlist on the official YouTube channel of the long-running variety show is dedicated to songs and performances from the musical and the film, which had its worldwide premiere 57 years ago, on March 2, 1965.
The channel features many different versions of signature songs from The Sound of Music, including “My Favorite Things” by Eddie Fisher (1965), numbers from The Supremes (1966) and Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass (1968), and duets by Cass Elliot and Johnny Mathis, Shirley Jones and Herschel Bernardi, Jeannie C. Riley and Minnie Pearl, and John Davidson with the Lennon Sisters.
There’s also a stirring performance of “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” by the 1970 Hollywood Bowl Cast, as originally broadcast from that famous venue.
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Image: Original Broadway cast of The Sound of Music