Big news for fans of Mick Jagger and the boys:
All 17 of the Rolling Stones' performances on "The Ed Sullivan Show" will be released Nov. 1 in a deluxe package from Universal Music Enterprises and Sofa Entertainment. (An abridged version comes out Oct. 4.)
The deluxe edition, titled "Six Ed Sullivan Shows Starring The Rolling Stones," has never-released performances, including the band's last "Ed Sullivan" appearance on Nov. 23, 1969. "The best Rolling Stones TV performances are on these shows," says Andrew Solt, executive producer of the sets and Sofa Entertainment founder.
The Stones appeared six times on "Ed Sullivan." Their first appearance, Oct. 25, 1964, featured a performance of "Time Is on My Side." They performed five songs May 2, 1965, including "The Last Time." The Jan. 15, 1967 show featured the final "Sullivan" appearance with founding member Brian Jones, who died in July 1969. The performance features the reworded (on Sullivan's orders) "Let's Spend the Night Together," which became "Let's Spend Some Time Together." The band's final appearance, in 1969, featured guitarist Mick Taylor, and "Gimme Shelter," "Love in Vain" and "Honky Tonk Woman."