Tennnnn-hutttt! While Gomer Pyle, USMC was on the air, it served as a showcase for star Jim Nabors in more ways than one. Gomer was first introduced on The Andy Griffith Show as a simple, innocent country boy whose good intentions often led to chaos. But when it came time for Gomer to sing, the country drawl disappeared, and a powerful singing voice emerged.
One example is this clip, with Gomer performing "The Impossible Dream". Small wonder, then, that Nabors was also a million selling recording artist during the 60's.