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  • Oct 8, 1931
    Brunswick releases Bing Crosby's pop hit "Star Dust." After Crosby's death in 1977, Willie Nelson is inspired to record an album of pop standards, and he makes the song the title track
    Feb 9, 1932
    The Fort Worth Doughboys record "Sunbonnet Sue" at Dallas' Jefferson Hotel. It's the only instance in which western swing pioneers Milton Brown and Bob Wills record together. In attendance, though not on the record: Jimmie Davis and Jimmie Rodgers
    Feb 24, 1957
    Seven months after he recorded an unreleased version of "That'll Be The Day" in Nashville, Buddy Holly cuts the definitive version of the song in Clovis, New Mexico
    May 27, 1957
    Brunswick releases Buddy Holly's "That'll Be The Day"
    Sep 28, 1957
    Buddy Holly records the pop hit "Maybe Baby" at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. In 1978, the song is refashioned as a country single by Susie Allanson
    Feb 12, 1958
    Brunswick releases Buddy Holly's pop hit "Maybe Baby." Twenty years later, the song becomes a country hit for Susie Allanson
    Oct 15, 1958
    Jackie Wilson records "Lonely Teardrops." The song later becomes a country hit when it's re-recorded by Narvel Felts
    Jul 6, 1967
    Jackie Wilson records his R&B hit "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher." Dolly Parton gets a Grammy nomination with her version of the song in the late-1970s

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