The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour was an American comedy and variety show television series hosted by the Smothers Brothers and initially airing on CBS from 1967 to 1969. The series was a major success, especially considering it was scheduled against the major NBC television series, Bonanza, with content that appealed to contemporary youth viewership with daring political satire humor and major music acts like Buffalo Springfield, Pete Seeger and The Who. But continual conflicts with network executives over content led to the show being abruptly pulled from the schedule in 1969.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour - Tom Smothers - Netflix
Thomas Bolyn Smothers III (born February 2, 1937) is an American comedian, composer and musician, best known as half of the musical comedy duo the Smothers Brothers, alongside his younger brother Dick.
The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour - Rock and Roll - Netflix
Smothers introduced some musical acts at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. As he became more politically active, he befriended similarly inclined celebrities like John Lennon. In 1969, Smothers played guitar on Lennon's recording of his single “Give Peace a Chance” (his name was mentioned in the song as well). The song was written and performed during Lennon's 'Bed-In' honeymoon on June 1, 1969, in Room 1742 at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Smothers can be seen in the hotel room in the documentary film Imagine.
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