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  • May 4, 1970
    Joe Walsh, a future member of The Eagles, watches police gun down four students at Kent State University in Ohio
    Jul 10, 1970
    Gerald Vernon is born in Columbus, Ohio. Using the professional name Gary LeVox, he becomes the lead singer for Rascal Flatts, whose tight harmonies and positive lyrics lead to numerous multi-platinum albums and Vocal Group of the Year honors
    Sep 20, 1970
    Mike Reid plays his first regular season game in the NFL as his Cincinnati Bengals beat the Oakland Raiders, 31-21, at Riverfront Stadium. He goes on to score hits as a country artist, and as a songwriter for Conway Twitty, Ronnie Milsap and The Judds
    Dec 20, 1970
    In the final regular season game of Mike Reid's NFL rookie season, his Cincinnati Bengals swamp the Boston Patriots, 45-7, at Riverfront Stadium. A solid 20 years later, he can be heard on country radio, singing "Walk On Faith"
    Apr 26, 1971
    Bass player/vocalist Jay DeMarcus is born in Columbus, Ohio. He co-founds the harmony trio Rascal Flatts, which wins the Country Music Association's Vocal Group of the Year honor six straight times beginning in 2003
    Apr 28, 1972
    "The Boxer" songwriter Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and James Taylor play a fundraiser for presidential candidate George McGovern at the Cleveland Arena
    Aug 24, 1972
    Glen Campbell begins a two-night stand at the Ohio State Fair in Columbus. He's introduced to Carl Jackson and adds the youngster to his band, where Jackson remains for the next 12 years. Jackson plays on a number of Campbell's hits and authors Campbell's 1985 single ("Love Always) Letter To Home"
    Nov 23, 1972
    Dana Williams and his family move from Beavercreek, Ohio, to Nashville, where he emerges nearly two decades later as the bass player for Diamond Rio
    Jan 1, 1973
    Songwriter Jack Rollins dies in Cincinnati. He penned Gene Autry's "Frosty The Snow Man" and Hank Snow's "I Don't Hurt Anymore"
    May 3, 1973
    Brad Martin is born in Greenfield, Ohio. The country traditionalist nets a hit from his debut album in 2002 with "Before I Knew Better"

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