– Milton Berle Show – 5th June 1956 – Rare
The quality varies because the video is made up of multiple clips. I have tried to edit in the best quality video where possible.
I have carefully synced in a new audio track, it is much better than whats on the original video.
The hiss and crackle sound has been reduced quite significantly.
– To my knowledge this performance has never been released on DVD with adequate quality. The complete show is available on the DVD ” Rockin’ The Nation – The Complete 50’s TV Shows” [ 2003] by Pirate Productions.
-This performance of ” I Want You I Need You I Love You” is definitely the rarest of all his early television appearances.
About the show: NBC-TV “The Milton Berle Show” – Comedy/Variety Show 8.00 to 9.00pm , June 5th 1956 filmed at NBC Studios,Burbank CA
Guests: Elvis Presley – the new singing sensation Debra Paget (actress) Arnold Stang (comedian) Irish McCalla (actress) Les Baxter and Orchestra – with his No.1 hit ‘The Poor People of Paris’ Barry Gordon (child star) notes: – the original broadcast was in colour!!
– Elvis’ first television performance of Hound Dog which he was yet to record until July 2nd 1956 a day after his appearance on the Steve Allen show.
-In my opinion his performance of Hound Dog earlier on in the program was the most important milestone of his career, because it made him a star. The day after this show aired his name started to headline the front pages of newspapers across the nation and even though most of the publicity was negative, the offers kept coming in and he soon at only 21 years of age was a millionaire and the King of Rock n Roll.
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