November 23: The Rolling Stones at the Ed Sullivan Show in 1969

In the fall of 1969, Ed Sullivan flew to Hollywood where the touring Rolling Stones were to tape three performances at CBS Television City. With their new guitarist onboard they performed “Gimme Shelter” and “Love in Vain” from their latest album, Let It Bleed, along with their new hit single “Honky Tonk Women.” The performance aired on November 23, 1969 and also featured jazz legend Ella Fitzgerald on The Ed Sullivan Show.


That would mark the last time The Rolling Stones appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show.

Gimme Shelter:

Love in Vain:


Honky Tonk Women: