On March 12, 1961, over 80 million people watched the Clancy Brothers sing with Tommy Makem on a pre-St. Patricks Day edition of the Ed Sullivan Show, starting with this performance of “Wild Colonial Boy”. They were given the additional time on the show when singer-actress Pearl Bailey did not show up for the live broadcast. Among those in the audience was record producer John Hammond, who soon signed them to Columbia Records.
Here’s another holiday favorite by the Irish Rovers:
Happy St. Patricks Day from Alan Seltzer and . . .
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