Watch The Band Perform ‘Up On Cripple Creek’ On ‘Ed Sullivan’ In 1969

By Scott Bernstein May 6, 2021 9:53 am PDT

Tons of footage from the long and storied run of The Ed Sullivan Show’s has been added to the program’s YouTube channel over the past year. A recent addition features The Band‘s raucous “Up On Cripple Creek” from the quintet’s November 2, 1969 appearance on Ed Sullivan.

The Band — consisting of Robbie Robertson, Levon Helm, Garth Hudson, Richard Manuel and Rick Danko — made their lone appearance on Ed Sullivan less than two months after the release of their self-titled sophomore studio album. Sullivan also welcomed guests Petula Clark, Pearl Bailey and Buck Owens on the same episode.

“Up On Cripple Creek” features Levon Helm on both drums and lead vocals. Robbie Robertson is credited as the songwriter. The Band released both “Up On Cripple Creek” and “Rag Mama Rag” from the self-titled LP as singles.

See The Band’s “Up On Cripple Creek” from Ed Sullivan below:


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[Hat Tip – Rolling Stone]

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