"Not ideally suited to television"
1964-02-25, The Steve Allen Show, Hollywood, CA
The Steve Allen Show was not a welcoming place for new music.
The show was NBC’s Sunday-night variety hour hosted by the first Tonight Show host in a bid to combat Ed Sullivan’s smash over on CBS. And in its very first week on the air, July 1 1956, Allen booked a young Elvis Presley, an ar…
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