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  • Oct 2, 1972
    Epic releases George Jones' "A Picture Of Me (Without You)"
    Oct 2, 1972
    United Artists releases The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's album "Will The Circle Be Unbroken." The project features Roy Acuff, Jimmy Martin, Maybelle Carter, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, Merle Travis, Vassar Clements, Junior Huskey, Norman Blake and Bashful Brother Oswald
    Oct 2, 1971
    "Gunsmoke" star Amanda Blake sings "Your Cheatin' Heart" in an installment of the syndicated music series "Hee Haw." Buddy Alan also guests on the show, which features Grandpa Jones and his wife, Ramona, performing "Tom Dooley"
    Oct 2, 1970
    Merle Haggard receives his first gold award from the Recording Industry Association of America, for the album "Okie From Muskogee"
    Oct 2, 1970
    Bill Anderson marries his second wife, Becky Stegall Davis. The event inspires Ben Peters to write "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'." Though the song is intended for Anderson, it becomes a hit for Charley Pride
    Oct 2, 1968
    Roy Rogers & Dale Evans, The Sons Of The Pioneers and Kate Smith appear on NBC's "The Kraft Music Hall"
    Oct 2, 1967
    Johnny Cash records "Rosanna's Going Wild" at the Columbia Recording Studios on Music Row in Nashville
    Oct 2, 1967
    Decca releases Jimmy C. Newman's "Blue Lonely Winter"
    Oct 2, 1967
    Singer/songwriter Gillian Welch is born in New York City. The earthy performer becomes an acclaimed member of the alternative country movement, appearing on the "Hope Floats" and "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtracks
    Oct 2, 1966
    Several hundred hippies protest the criminalization of LSD with a Love Pageant Rally in San Francisco's Panhandle Park. Janis Joplin, who will record "Me And Bobby McGee," drinks cheap wine at the event's periphery

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