Bartholomew helped shape the sound of R&B with his recording, writing and production for so many Crescent City artists.
The group played up their moptop looks and echoed the Liverpool quartet's famous appearance on the show hosted by Sullivan himself in 1964.
The Beatles US invasion slowly began following the release of 'Please Please Me' on Vee Jay Records on 25 February 1963 and the rest is history.
On 7 February 1964, The Beatles arrived at JFK airport in New York for their first US performances and the rest was history
‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ was the most important TV show for bands hoping to break America. The Rolling Stones played it for the first time on 25 October 1964.
A series of high-definition DVDs of Elvis Presley, The Beatles and The Supremes legendary 'Ed Sullivan Show' performances are set for release in May.
The 2 February, 1957 edition of The Perry Como Show featured actors Peter Lawford, Tab Hunter, singers Polly Bergen and the Four Lads...and Fats Domino.