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  • Jan 19, 1954
    Johnny Bond records "10 Little Bottles" at his home studio in Burbank, California. It's another 10 little years before a different Bond version of the song becomes a hit
    Jan 19, 1954
    George Jones conducts his first recording session at a makeshift studio in the Beaumont, Texas, home of Starday Records co-owner Jack Starnes, recording "No Money In This Deal"
    Mar 6, 1954
    Starday releases George Jones' debut single, "No Money In This Deal"
    Jan 1, 1957
    Starday Records officially becomes an affiliate of Mercury. The association lasts a mere 19 months
    Apr 13, 1959
    George Jones picks up his first #1 country single in Billboard magazine as a recording artist with "White Lightning"
    Feb 2, 1960
    Cowboy Copas records "Alabam" at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville
    Aug 22, 1960
    Cowboy Copas starts a 12-week run in the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart with "Alabam"
    Mar 1, 1962
    Johnny Bond records "10 Little Bottles" at the Starday Studios in Nashville. Witnessing the session are Harlan Howard, Jan Howard, Grandpa Jones, Archie Campbell and Justin Tubb
    Jan 8, 1966
    Red Sovine's recitation "Giddyup Go" kicks off a six-week ride at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart
    Oct 9, 1968
    King Records is sold to Starday, seven months after the death of King founder Syd Nathan. Among the master tapes changing hands are recordings by Moon Mullican, Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas and The Delmore Brothers

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