September 9, 1956: Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. The show was seen by approximately 60 million viewers—a record 82.6 percent of the television audience.
Photo: Ed Sullivan with Elvis Presley during a press conference before Presley’s first appearance on the ‘Ed Sullivan Show’. (Fotos International/Getty Images)
Man…. I ain’t the biggest. I ain’t the baddest… But when I come around brother, they know I’m real. No one and I mean no one, has that passion. I never put myself over but I’m saying this right now brah…. I’m the real deal.