On this day in music history: January 6, 1957 …

On this day in music history: January 6, 1957 – Elvis Presley makes his third and final appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Due to the previous controversy generated by his movement on stage, Presley is only shot from the waist up. The singer performs “Hound Dog”, “Love Me Tender”, “Heartbreak Hotel”, “Don’t Be Cruel”, “Too Much”, and “(There’ll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)”. The appearance is a huge success and is seen by over sixty million people, generating the single largest viewing audience in television history at that time. Only two days after this show airs, Presley receives notice from the Memphis draft board that he is to be drafted into the United States Army.