25-Year-Old Conway Twitty Charms The Ladies In Rare ‘It’s Only Make Believe’ Performance


Incredibly rare footage shows a fresh and young musician dazzling the audience before he became a true country icon.

Conway Twitty was just 25-years-old when he made one of his first appearances on television back in 1959. It was just over six months since his unforgettable single, “It’s Only Make Believe” had soared across radio waves, and Dick Clark welcomed him as a guest on his legendary Saturday Night Beech-Nut Show.


Walking in the front of The Little Theater in New York, this video features too many pieces of stunning American history to mention and showcases just how magical Conway’s performances were – even from an early age.

His single would go on to become his very first No. 1 hit, and a true international sensation, marking it forever as a staple in any true country record collection.

In an interview segment, Twitty once stated that the song had become a hit in more than 20 different countries and sold over 8 million copies worldwide!

This performance has Twitty traipsing about The Little Theater as the sea of women cheer and wave at him walking by. Throughout the entire performance, you can catch glimpses of their thrill and it’s clear he has them under a spell!

Watch this truly enchanting and rare performance in the video below!

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