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Brigada 2506 Band ROCKS Ed Sullivan Show! (1962)

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Yes, in early 1959 even Ed Sullivan sipped the Castro Kool-Aid--but he quickly spat out in disgust.

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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.)

DON'T miss this rollicking video of the performance.

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(H/T our friend professor and author Victor Triay.)

2 comments to Brigada 2506 Band ROCKS Ed Sullivan Show! (1962)

  • asombra

    Note the Rolex on Nosferatu.

  • asombra

    Don't the fidelistas look reputable, respectable, solidly professional and reliable? Shouldn't every country be run by such people? No? Well, surely every "Latin" country, then, since "magical realism" tells us "Latins" are aberrant and incapable of what the first world considers normal and proper. Let them be ruled by scruffy rabble, then. It's good for them, or at least it's what they like.