The Johnny Cash Show was a music variety show hosted by Johnny Cash. The TV series from Screen Gems ran for 58-episodes from June 7, 1969 to March 31, 1971 on ABC. The show was recorded at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium, then home of the Gand Ole Opry. It reached No. 17 in the Nielsen ratings in 1970. Cash opened each show, and its regulars included members of his touring troupe, his wife June Carter Cash, the Carter Family, The Statler Brothers, Carl Perkins, and Johnny’s backing band the Tennessee Three. The show featured many folk-country musicians such as Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, kristofferson, Merle Haggard, and Tammy Wynette.
Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer, who the mid 1960s, has sung many styles of popular music – pop, rock, R&B, show tunes, country, dance, techno, soul and gospel. He has sold over 100 million records. Jones began singing at an early age: he would regularly sing at family gatherings, weddings, and in his school choir. Tom Jones became the front man for Tommy Scott and the Senators, a Welsh beat group, in 1963. They gained a local following and reputation in South Wales.
“It’s Not Unusual” was the first hit for Jones in America, peaking at #10 in May of 1965. It also reached #3 on Billboard’s Easy Listening Chart. It has since become Jones’ signature song.