Bob Dylan Performs On ‘The Johnny Cash Show’ In 1969


Bob Dylan shared archival video footage of his appearance in 1969 on The Johnny Cash Show. The videos features Dylan performing “Living The Blues” and “I Threw It All Away” on the premiere episode of the television program.

The videos’ release coincides with the release today of Dylan’s Travelin’ Thru, 1967 – 1969: The Bootleg Series Vol. 15 featuring Johnny Cash. The box set contains recordings Dylan made in Nashville between 1967 and 1969, including his appearance on The Johnny Cash Show. Taped at Nashville’s famed Ryman Auditorium on May 1, 1969, Dylan also performed “Girl From The North Country.” Later broadcast on ABC on June 7, 1969, here’s more on Dylan’s performance:

When The Johnny Cash Show was scheduled to debut in June 1969, the host offered Bob Dylan a guest slot on the first show. In the days before and after The Johnny Cash Show taping, Dylan was working on the album that emerged more than a year later as Self Portrait

Although only one duet with Johnny Cash (“Girl From The North Country”) appears on Dylan’s original Nashville Skyline album, Cash penned the album’s Grammy Award-winning liner notes. A month after Nashville Skyline was released, Dylan made his first live TV appearance in five years on The Johnny Cash Show


Watch Dylan performing “Living The Blues,” which appeared on Self Portrait, on The Johnny Cash Show in 1969 below:

Here’s Bob performing “I Threw It All Away,” which was featured on Nashville Skyline, on The Johnny Cash Show in 1969 below: