Top TV Shows & Their Opening Theme Songs: 1965-1966 TV Season

#8 – The Beverly Hillbillies The Beverly Hillbillies aired on CBS for nine seasons from 1961-1971.  The theme song entitled “The Ballad of Jed Clampett” was performed by Flatt and Scruggs, a bluegrass group, with the lyrics sung by Jerry Scoggins.  The show had an estimated audience this season of 13,947,150. Below is a CBS promo for the show in 1965.

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