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Johnny Cash Debuts ‘The Johnny Cash Show’

The Johnny Cash Show premieres on ABC-TV from the Grand Ole Opry with special guests Bob Dylan, Doug Kershaw and Joni Mitchell. The regular cast includes The Tennessee Three, June Carter and the Carter Family, The Statler Brothers, and Carl Perkins (stepping in for Luther Perkins, who had died the previous year in a tragic fire). Bob Wootton becomes a permanent replacement in Cash’s band and a mainstay for the next three decades.

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