Before there was Glee, there was the Georgia Tech Glee Club, and before four mop-tops from Liverpool took America by storm on The Ed Sullivan Show, a few dozen sharp-dressed, clean-cut Ramblin’ Wrecks took to TV’s most famous stage for a few numbers of their own.
Sullivan hosted Tech’s Glee Club twice: In 1953, the men sang the school fight song, and in 1969 they performed a rousing rendition of “Testament of Freedom,” a midcentury choral group favorite.
Click here to watch the two performances:
Founded in 1906, the Georgia Tech Glee Club is the oldest student organization on campus. Last year, the group released its second recording, Engineers are People, Too. For more about their performances and goings-on, visit their home on the web.