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  • Apr 12, 1959
    Pop singer Brook Benton performs "It's Just A Matter Of Time" in New York on CBS' "The Ed Sullivan Show." The song is destined to become a country hit twice: for Sonny James and for Randy Travis
    Apr 14, 1959
    "The George Burns Show" comes to a conclusion on CBS-TV following a six-month prime-time run. Twenty years later, Burns nets a country hit with the nostalgic "I Wish I Was Eighteen Again"
    May 31, 1959
    Pop singer Bobby Darin performs "Dream Lover" on "The Ed Sullivan Show." The song becomes a country hit a dozen years later for Billy "Crash" Craddock
    Jun 7, 1959
    Johnny Horton performs "The Battle Of New Orleans" in New York on CBS-TV's "The Ed Sullivan Show"
    Jun 26, 1959
    After two years as a daytime staple, "The Jimmy Dean Show" is broadcast for the last time on CBS-TV. The program's writers included Larry Marks, who authors Dean's 1976 recitation "I.O.U."
    Oct 5, 1959
    "Splish Splash" singer Bobby Darin takes a guest role opposite Jackie Cooper on the CBS-TV drama "Hennesey"
    Nov 8, 1959
    Johnny Mathis sings the pop classic "Misty" on CBS-TV's "The Ed Sullivan Show." The song is destined to become a 1975 country hit for Ray Stevens
    Jan 13, 1960
    Jimmie Davis reverses plans to guest on a February edition of "The Ed Sullivan Show" on CBS. Intending to run for governor of Louisiana, an appearance would have likely required his rival receive equal broadcast time
    Feb 7, 1960
    Country singer Molly Bee guests on CBS-TV's "The Jack Benny Show"
    May 1, 1960
    Johnny Horton performs "Sink The Bismarck" on CBS-TV's "The Ed Sullivan Show" from New York

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