Jim Henson’s Muppets perform on The Ed Sullivan Show for the first time in 1966

The popularity of garage rock starts here. Garage rock and Muppet history was made on September 18, 1966 as this date marked the first television appearance on CBS-TV’s The Ed Sullivan Show of Jim Henson’s Muppets. For this first appearance, Henson chose a 1966 garage rock song called “Rock It To Me” by a teen band called The Bruthers.