The show might have been completely forgotten, except that co-star Henry Lewis eventually introduces Ed Rose (1875-1935, lyrics) and Abe Olman song Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh! into the show. The song reportedly sells 1.5 million recordings; it definitely becomes a top-selling US song again during WW2 — remaining popular enough to be heard in 2005 film The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Andrews Sisters cover
The first taped Grammy Awards special is telecast on NBC as an episode of anthology series Sunday Showcase.
While the 1st Grammy Awards had been given by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences on May 4 that year, not until 1971 are the Awards televised live for the first time by ABC from LA’s Hollywood Palladium. ( NARAS site )
The nude cover, needless to say, was great for PR. Only 5000 UK copies are pressed (by EMI by gad) but the album gets to #124 in the US after release by Tetragrammaton Records.