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  • Oct 15, 1963
    Frank B. Walker, the first president of MGM Records, dies of a heart attack at his Queens, New York, home. The label was the recording home for Hank Williams, and will go on to represent Marie Osmond, Hank Williams Jr. and Mel Tillis
    Dec 11, 1963
    Hank Williams Jr. has his first recording session, at age 14, in Nashville. The session features some of his father's songs: "You Win Again," "Your Cheatin' Heart," "Cold, Cold Heart" and "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"
    Dec 13, 1963
    Hank Williams Jr. records his first hit, a cover of his father's "Long Gone Lonesome Blues," in Nashville
    May 11, 1964
    Hank Williams Jr. begins three days of recording with MGM labelmate Connie Francis at Nashville's Columbia Recording Studio. The first song they tackle: "Wolverton Mountain," written by Bocephus' future manager, Merle Kilgore
    Jan 7, 1965
    Hank Williams Jr. records his voice alongside Hank Sr.'s vocals on "Crazy Heart" and "May You Never Be Alone" in Nashville in the first session for the Grammy-nominated album "Father & Son"
    Feb 16, 1965
    Hank Williams Jr. sings along with the voice of Hank Williams Sr. while recording the Grammy-nominated album "Father & Son." The session's efforts include "Why Don't You Love Me," "Move It On Over" and "Lost Highway"
    Feb 17, 1965
    Hank Williams Jr. continues work on the Grammy-nominated album "Father & Son," pairing him with the late Hank Sr. On the session: "Mind Your Own Business," "Honky Tonk Blues," "I Don't Like This Kind Of Livin'" and "Lonesome Whistle"
    Mar 16, 1965
    Hank Williams Jr. concludes recording for the Grammy-nominated album "Father & Son," pairing him with the vocals of his late daddy. The day's work includes "I Won't Be Home No More," "Wedding Bells" and "Lovesick Blues"
    Jun 30, 1965
    Roy Orbison's contract with Monument Records expires. He signs a new deal with MGM for $1 million
    Mar 7, 1966
    Hank Williams Jr. records "Standing In The Shadows," a song recognizing the daunting influence of his late father, in Nashville

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