In 1957, Elvis Presley Performed ‘Don’t Be Cruel’ Live On The Ed Sullivan Show
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Elvis Presley was at his peak of fame in 1956. After three years of figuring out the music business, he made a hit with his first pop billboard topper with “Heartbreak Hotel” following its release of that January. A chain of more number one hits would follow that year, including “Don’t Be Cruel,” “Hound Dog,” and “Love Me Tender,” which are all actually certified multi-platinum. The Ed Sullivan Show would help Elvis’ top hits reach maximum popularity asking “The King” to appear on his show once in 1956 and once in 1957. At the time, everyone in the world was watching The Ed Sullivan Show The show was known for exposing some of the world’s greatest artists to an audience, including Mr. Presley, himself. After appearing on the show, these artists’ popularity would boost rapidly. Hence why “The King” became so well known.
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