Johnny Cash’s country music variety show debuts (1969)

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The Johnny Cash Show

johnny-cash-show-1969 Debut: Johnny Cash kicks off his country-music series with guests Bob Dylan, singer-songwriters Joni Mitchell and Doug Kershaw, and comedienne Fannie Flagg.

Johnny is taping his shows at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry (“I wouldn’t do it anywhere but here”) with the regular members of his troupe: June Carter (his wife) and the singing Carter Family, guitarist-singer Carl Perkins, the singing Statler Brothers and the instrumental Tennessee Three.┬áBill Walker conducts a 27-piece “Nashville sound” orchestra. (60 min.)

Highlights… Johnny: “Folsom Prison Blues,” “The Wall,” “Greystone Chapel,” “It Ain’t Me, Babe” (with June). Dylan: “I Threw It All Away,” “Livin the Blues.” Joni: “Both Sides Now.” Doug: “Diggy, Liggy Lo.” Johnny, Dylan: “Girl of the North Country.”

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Premiere tonight! Johnny Cash

Bob Dylan, Fannie Flagg and Joni Mitchell join the “Folsom Prison Blues” man, Johnny Cash, in his new musical variety hour. Tonight 9:30 pm.


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Source publication: TV Guide

Publication date: June 7, 1969

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