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  • Jan 13, 1948
    Buck Owens marries background vocalist Bonnie Campbell--four months pregnant with their son, Buddy Alan--in Phoenix
    Apr 8, 1948
    The FCC approves Gene Autry's purchase of Phoenix radio station KOOL for $250,000 on the condition that he divest himself of KPHO
    May 23, 1948
    Buddy Alan is born in Tempe, Arizona. The son of Buck Owens and Bonnie Owens, he joins Buck on a Top 10 duet in 1968, "Let The World Keep On A-Turnin'," and later goes into country radio programming
    May 26, 1948
    Stevie Nicks is born in Phoenix, Arizona. She joins the pop group Fleetwood Mac, whose self-titled 1975 album includes her composition "Landslide." The song becomes a country hit for The Dixie Chicks in 2002
    Sep 27, 1948
    Marty Robbins marries Marizona Baldwin
    Jul 16, 1949
    Ronny Robbins is born in Phoenix, Arizona. The son of Marty Robbins, he charts four singles from 1978-1984
    Feb 21, 1951
    Keyboard player Vince Welnick is born in Phoenix. He joins the jam band The Grateful Dead in 1973, more than 20 years before the group is mentioned in the lyrics of Lonestar's "No News"
    May 25, 1951
    Marty Robbins signs a recording contract with Columbia Records in Phoenix. He remains with the company for most of the next 31 years, racking up such classics as "El Paso," "Devil Woman" and "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife"
    Sep 26, 1954
    Glendale, Arizona, mayor H.L. Schrey declares Marty Robbins Day
    Jan 24, 1955
    Ira Hayes dies after a night of drinking in Bapchule, Arizona. One of the men who raised the flag on Mt. Suribachi at Iwo Jima, he struggled with his fame after the war, his story inspiring the Johnny Cash hit "The Ballad Of Ira Hayes"

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