Country Night At The Bowl – 1963 – Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn, The Louvin Brothers, George Jones, Flatt & Scruggs, Faron Young, June Carter – Past Daily Pop Chronicles
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Last week, I ran the Louvin Brothers portion of this concert, not really sure if there were enough readers out there wanting to hear the whole thing. Johnny Cash, the headliner, was not in great form. A bad case of Laryngitis prevented him from giving the full 100%. But the rest of the show fairly drips with history.
I quickly found out a lot of people wanted to hear the rest of this rare and never-before heard concert. And a case of Laryngitis wasn’t sufficient enough to not run it. Popular demand wanted to hear the whole concert.
So here it is – the whole thing. At almost four hours, it’s a slice of early 60s Country-Western Music and Los Angeles History rolled into one. Presented by radio station KFOX, which was a popular Country station in the L.A. area at the time, the hosts are the disc jockeys from the station, including the legendary Cliffie Stone, who was a fixture in the Country music scene in Southern California for many years.
From the evening of June 22, 1963 – as it happened, here is the KFOX Country Music Night at The Hollywood Bowl.