TV Appearances (1956-1963)
by G.E. Hewitt

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Introduction

This page lists television appearances of Patsy Cline that are preserved on film. Two dates are confirmed through biographical research, although the associated footage may no longer exist. For a list of Patsy's television and radio performances on Arthur Godfrey and Friends, please refer to the Arthur Godfrey Appearances page. For a list of radio, television and concert appearances that are preserved as audio recordings, refer to the Concert & Radio page of this discography.


Date: January 7, 1956
Location: Ryman Auditorium, 116 5th Avenue North, Nashville TN.
Purina Grand Ole Opry #4 (ABC-TV)

Little Jimmy Dickens (ldr), Owen Bradley (dir), Chet Atkins, Tony Bennett, Bill Carlisle, June Carter, Patsy Cline, Little Jimmy Dickens, Ferlin Husky, Ray Price, Jean Shepard, Ernest Tubb, Slim Whitman (v), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. A Church, A Courtroom And Then Goodbye - 2:43(Eddie Miller, W.S. Stevenson)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)
Hip-OSelect CD17415 — On The Air: Her Greatest TV Performances   (2012)
b. I Saw The Light(Hank Williams)
Both titles on: MPI DVD — Sweet Dreams Still   (2005)

Chet Atkins (v) on b; Tony Bennett (v) on b; Bill Carlisle (v) on b; June Carter (v) on b; Little Jimmy Dickens (v) on b; Ferlin Husky (v) on b; Ray Price (v) on b; Jean Shepard (v) on b; Ernest Tubb (v) on b; Slim Whitman (v) on b.


Purina Grand Ole Opry

“I Saw The Light” is an ensemble performance that closes the episode; only a few seconds of footage have been released to the public, and the performers are listed by visual confirmation. Alan Stoker of the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum helped clarify the matter of broadcast date. The Purina sponsored TV broadcast of the Grand Ole Opry started production in October 1955 and produced a new episode each month. Patsy's appearance is from the fourth episode, making it the January 1956 broadcast. Mark Manning helped confirm the specific date of January 7, 1956. The book Ernest Tubb: Texas Troubadour by Ronnie Pugh confirms this date: On January 7, 1956, [Ernest Tubb] welcomed Tony Bennett to the program saluting Hank Williams. Jimmy Dickens, Slim Whitman, Bill Carlisle, and an unknown female singer in town for her second recording session, Patsy Cline, also appeared on that show.


Date: October 13, 1956
Location: CBS Studios, Los Angeles
Western Ranch Party #7

Tex Ritter (ldr), William B. Wagnon (pdr), Irvin Atkins (dir), Patsy Cline (v), Television Orchestra (acc)

a. I've Loved And Lost Again - 3:09(Eddie Miller)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
MPI DVD — Sweet Dreams Still   (2005)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)

Date: March 16, 1957
Location: CBS Studios, Los Angeles
Western Ranch Party #11

Tex Ritter (ldr), William B. Wagnon (pdr), Irvin Atkins (dir), Patsy Cline (v), Television Orchestra (acc)

a. Walkin' After Midnight - 2:19(Don Hecht, Alan Block)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)

Date: May 1957
Location: WSMV-TV, 5700 Knob Rd, Nashville TN.
Top Of The Morning (WSM)

Patsy Cline (v), Hank Garland, Grady Martin (eg), Owen Bradley (p), Bob Moore (b)

a. Walkin' After Midnight - 2:10(Don Hecht, Alan Block)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
MPI DVD — Sweet Dreams Still   (2005)

Date: June 22, 1957
Location: State Fair Semi-Centennial Exposition, Oklahoma City
Ozark Jubilee (ABC TV)

Bryan Bisney (dir), Patsy Cline (v), Bill Wimberly's Band (acc)

a. Walkin' After Midnight(Don Hecht, Alan Block)
b. Try Again(Bob Summers, Jerry Le Fors)
Both titles unissued.


Note: this broadcast was filmed live on location and is confirmed through biographical research only.


Date: August 10, 1957
Location: Jewell Theatre, 216 South Jefferson Avenue, Springfield MO.
Country Music Jubilee (ABC TV)

Red Foley (ldr), Bryan Bisney (dir), Patsy Cline (v), Television Orchestra (acc)

a. Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray - 2:45(Eddie Miller, W.S. Stevenson)
MPI DVD — Sweet Dreams Still   (2005)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)
b. Try Again(Bob Summers, Jerry Le Fors)
unissued

Television Orchestra (acc) on b.


Note: "Three Cigarettes In An Ashtray" is a lip sync performance of the single.


Date: December 7, 1957
Location: Jewell Theatre, 216 South Jefferson Avenue, Springfield MO.
Country Music Jubilee (ABC TV)

Red Foley (ldr), Bryan Bisney (dir), Patsy Cline, Red Foley (v), Television Orchestra (acc)

a. Making Believe(Jimmy Work)
b. I Really Don't Want To Know(Don Robertson, Howard Barnes)
c. Then You'll Know(Bobby Lile)
All titles unissued.

Red Foley (v) on b.


Note: these performances are confirmed through biographical research only.


Date: Summer 1959
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Community Jamboree

Ferlin Husky (ldr), Marvin Hughes (dir), Patsy Cline (v), Television Orchestra (acc)

a. Lovesick Blues - 2:29(Irving Mills, Cliff Friend)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
MPI DVD — Sweet Dreams Still   (2005)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)

Date: October 1959
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Community Jamboree #4

Ferlin Husky (ldr), Marvin Hughes (dir), Patsy Cline (v), Television Orchestra (acc)

a. Come On In (And Make Yourself At Home) - 2:22(Virgil F. Stewart)
Hallway Productions VHS — The Real Patsy Cline   (1985)
MPI DVD — Sweet Dreams Still   (2005)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)

Date: November 7, 1959
Location: Jewell Theatre, 216 South Jefferson Avenue, Springfield MO.
Jubilee U.S.A. (ABC TV)

Slim Wilson (ldr), Bryan Bisney (dir), Patsy Cline, Slim Wilson (v), Television Orchestra (acc)

a. Walkin' After Midnight(Don Hecht, Alan Block)
unissued
b. Let's Go To Church (Next Sunday Morning) - 1:51(Steve Allen)
MPI DVD — Sweet Dreams Still   (2005)
c. Come On In (And Make Yourself At Home) - 1:43(Virgil F. Stewart)
MPI DVD — Sweet Dreams Still   (2005)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)

Slim Wilson (v) on b.


Date: December 12, 1959
Location: Jewell Theatre, 216 South Jefferson Avenue, Springfield MO.
Jubilee U.S.A. (ABC TV)

Red Foley (ldr), Bryan Bisney (dir), Patsy Cline, Red Foley, Ferlin Husky (v), Television Orchestra (acc)

a. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! - 1:41(Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
MPI DVD — Sweet Dreams Still   (2005)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)
b. Gotta Lot Of Rhythm In My Soul(Barbara Vaughan, W.S. Stevenson)
unissued
c. Winter Wonderland(Felix Bernard, Dick Smith)
unissued
d. Lovesick Blues(Irving Mills, Cliff Friend)
unissued

Red Foley (v) on c; Ferlin Husky (v) on a.


Date: June 4, 1960
Location: Jewell Theatre, 216 South Jefferson Avenue, Springfield MO.
Jubilee U.S.A. (ABC TV)

Eddy Arnold (ldr), Bryan Bisney (dir), Eddy Arnold, Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas, June Valli (v), Television Orchestra (acc)

a. How Can I Face Tomorrow - 1:48(Buster Beam, Lawton Jiles, W.S. Stevenson)
Hallway Productions VHS — The Real Patsy Cline   (1985)
MPI DVD — Sweet Dreams Still   (2005)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)
b. I'm Hogtied Over You - 2:57(Tennessee Ernie Ford)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)
c. Lovesick Blues - 1:57(Irving Mills, Cliff Friend)
Hallway Productions VHS — The Real Patsy Cline   (1985)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)
d. Reuben And Rachel - 1:31(Harry Birch, William Gooch)
unissued

Eddy Arnold (v) on d; Cowboy Copas (v) on b, d; June Valli (v) on d.


Note: this was Patsy's final appearance on ABC's Jubilee U.S.A. The series was cancelled September 24, 1960.


Date: February 9, 1961
Location: Bradley Studios, 804 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN.
Country Style USA (TV)

Faron Young (ldr), Marvin Hughes (dir), Cast Members, Patsy Cline, Faron Young (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Television Orchestra (acc)

a. Walkin' After Midnight - 2:24(Don Hecht, Alan Block)
Hallway Productions VHS — The Real Patsy Cline   (1985)
MPI DVD — Sweet Dreams Still   (2005)
Hip-OSelect CD17415 — On The Air: Her Greatest TV Performances   (2012)
b. Stay A Little Longer - 1:03(Bob Wills, Tommy Duncan)
Both titles on: Bear Family DVD20114 — Country Style USA (Season 4)   (2008)

Cast Members (v) on b; Faron Young (v) on b; The Jordanaires (bkv) on a.


Date: February 7, 1962
Location: WSMV-TV, 5700 Knob Rd, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk TV Grand Ole Opry #31

Marvin Hughes (dir, p), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. She's Got You - 2:42(Hank Cochran)
Cracker Barrel CD0611 — Great Ladies Of The Opry   (2006)
Cracker Barrel CD1502 — Timeless Hits Live   (2015)
b. Crazy - 2:18(Willie Nelson)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
Both titles on: MPI DVD — Sweet Dreams Still   (2005)
Time Life DVD Box — Opry Video Classics   (2008)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)
Hip-OSelect CD17415 — On The Air: Her Greatest TV Performances   (2012)

Date: April 16, 1962
Location: WSMV-TV, 5700 Knob Rd, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk TV Grand Ole Opry #39

Marvin Hughes (dir), Patsy Cline, Bobby Lord (v), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Strange - 2:12(Mel Tillis, Fred Burch)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
Hip-OSelect CD17415 — On The Air: Her Greatest TV Performances   (2012)
b. Imagine That - 2:18(Justin Tubb)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
Cracker Barrel CD0609 — Legends Of The Opry   (2006)
Time Life DVD Box — Opry Video Classics   (2008)
Hip-OSelect CD17415 — On The Air: Her Greatest TV Performances   (2012)
c. (Remember Me) I'm The One Who Loves You - 2:49(Stuart Hamblen)
Time Life DVD Box — Opry Video Classics   (2008)
Cracker Barrel CD0623 — Grand Ole Opry Duets   (2011)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)

Bobby Lord (v) on c.


Date: August 7, 1962
Location: WSMV-TV, 5700 Knob Rd, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk TV Grand Ole Opry #203

Marvin Hughes (dir), Patsy Cline, Lonzo & Oscar, Ernest Tubb (v), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. So Wrong - 2:55(Carl Perkins, Danny Dill, Mel Tillis)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
MPI DVD — Sweet Dreams Still   (2005)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)
Hip-OSelect CD17415 — On The Air: Her Greatest TV Performances   (2012)
b. You're Stronger Than Me - 2:44(Hank Cochran, Jimmy Key)
Hip-OSelect CD17415 — On The Air: Her Greatest TV Performances   (2012)
c. May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You - 1:45(R. Meredith Willson)
unissued

Lonzo & Oscar (v) on c; Ernest Tubb (v) on c.


Date: September 25, 1962
Location: WSMV-TV, 5700 Knob Rd, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk TV Grand Ole Opry #210

Marvin Hughes (dir), Patsy Cline (v), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. When I Get Through With You (You'll Love Me Too) - 1:32(Harlan Howard)
b. Why Can't He Be You - 3:20(Hank Cochran)
Both titles on: Hip-OSelect CD17415 — On The Air: Her Greatest TV Performances   (2012)

Date: February 18, 1963
Location: WSMV-TV, 5700 Knob Rd, Nashville TN.
Pet Milk TV Grand Ole Opry #222

Tommy Jackson (dir), Patsy Cline, T. Tommy Cutrer, Bobby Lord (v), Marvin Hughes (p), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. Leavin' On Your Mind - 2:54(Wayne Walker, Webb Pierce)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
Cracker Barrel CD0608 — Great Love Ballads   (2006)
Time Life DVD Box — Opry Video Classics   (2008)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)
Hip-OSelect CD17415 — On The Air: Her Greatest TV Performances   (2012)
b. Someday You'll Want Me To Want You - 2:10(Jimmie Hodges)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)
c. Blue Moon Of Kentucky - 1:49(Bill Monroe)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)
Hip-OSelect CD17415 — On The Air: Her Greatest TV Performances   (2012)
d. Just A Closer Walk With Thee - 1:15(Traditional)
unissued

T. Tommy Cutrer (v) on d; Bobby Lord (v) on b, d.


Date: February 26, 1963
Location: WSMV-TV, 5700 Knob Rd., Nashville TN.
Music From The Heart Of America

Glenn Reeves (ldr), Patsy Cline (v), The Jordanaires (bkv), Tommy Jackson (fdl), Opry Musicians (acc)

a. San Antonio Rose - 2:33(Bob Wills)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
MPI DVD — Sweet Dreams Still   (2005)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)
Hip-OSelect CD17415 — On The Air: Her Greatest TV Performances   (2012)
b. Walkin' After Midnight(Don Hecht, Alan Block)
unissued
c. I Fall To Pieces - 2:44(Harlan Howard, Hank Cochran)
White Star VHS — Remembering Patsy   (1993)
MPI DVD — Sweet Dreams Still   (2005)
Public Domain CD5072 — Across The Airwaves   (2011)
Hip-OSelect CD17415 — On The Air: Her Greatest TV Performances   (2012)

The Jordanaires (bkv) on b-c.


Note: disk jockey and concert promoter Glenn Reeves hosted this TV special. The show was dubbed a "Country Music Spectacular" by Cash Box Magazine and the publication advertises an air date of April 18, 1963.


Sessions Reported: 19

Performances Reported: 44

Unique Songs Reported: 35

Unique Issues Reported: 12