Brigada 2506 Band ROCKS Ed Sullivan Show! (1962)
Yes, in early 1959 even Ed Sullivan sipped the Castro Kool-Aid--but he quickly spat out in disgust.
Ed Sullivan then quickly became a champion of Cuban freedom, and what better proof than his embrace of Brigada 2506-- giving the first returned freedom-fighters his stage. (And what better stage existed on earth in 1962!)
"For almost two years Castro tried to destroy their dignity as human beings...they were starved and ill-treated but NOT ONE OF THEM betrayed their ideals or their comrades.." (Ed Sullivan introducing the Brigada 2506 band April 1962.)