Perhaps more than anyone, Johnny Carson is the one person that comes to mind when people think about late-night television. Made famous for his hilarious antics, sketches, and musical and celebrity guests, Carson defined both television and a generation. Starting with "The Johnny Carson Show" in 1955, he soon rose to fame and hosted the game show "Who Do You Trust?" in 1957. By 1962, Johnny was slated to take over Jack Paar as the host of "The Tonight Show." With Ed McMahon acting as his announcer, co-host and sidekick, Carson's show became a television and pop-culture phenomenon around the world.
On this particular night, a member of the audience got their chance at 15 minutes of fame when a musical guest couldn't make it. Rising to occasion, David Tolley surprised everyone in the room with what he did next.