BLACK MUSIC MOMENT #39: Bo Diddley Becomes First Black Performer On Ed Sullivan Show

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Maxine Elliot Theater
39th & Broadway New York, NY 10018

When: November 20, 1955

What: Bo-Diddley becomes the first black performer on the most popular program on American television, “The Ed Sullivan Show.”


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