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  • Feb 1, 1934
    Folk singer Bob Shane is born in Hawaii. He joins The Kingston Trio, whose single "Tom Dooley" wins the first Grammy given for a country recording in 1959
    Apr 12, 1942
    Bass player Larry Ramos is born in Waimea, Hawaii. He joins the Los Angeles pop band The Association in 1967, just in time to sing on "Never My Love." The song is remade as a country hit 11 years later by Vern Gosdin
    Dec 29, 1951
    Pop singer Yvonne Elliman is born in Honolulu, Hawaii. Best known for singing "If I Can't Have You" for the "Saturday Night Fever" soundtrack, she also backs up Eric Clapton on his minor country hit "Lay Down Sally"
    Sep 7, 1957
    Margot Chapman, of The Starland Vocal Band, is born in Honolulu, Hawaii. The group has a 1976 hit on the John Denver-owned Windsong label with "Afternoon Delight," which is covered as a country hit by Johnny Carver
    Nov 11, 1957
    Elvis Presley performs on Veterans Day at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Ironically, it becomes his last show before his own induction into the Army
    Aug 21, 1959
    Hawaii becomes the 50th state added to the U.S. The Aloha State provides a home for Randy Travis, Kris Kristofferson and Dolly Parton, and a wedding site for Travis, Janis Gill and The Dixie Chicks' Martie Maguire
    Mar 25, 1961
    Elvis Presley performs at Bloch Arena in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, his last concert for nearly eight years. He donates $5,000 to the U.S.S. Arizona Memorial Fund, joined on the appearance by Minnie Pearl
    Mar 27, 1961
    Elvis Presley begins three weeks of shooting in Hawaii for the movie "Blue Hawaii"
    Apr 17, 1961
    Location shooting for Elvis Presley's movie "Blue Hawaii" concludes in the Pacific
    Aug 4, 1961
    Barack Obama is born in Honolulu, Hawaii. During his presidency, he gets White House visits from Charley Pride, Dierks Bentley and Brad Paisley, whose "Welcome To The Future" is inspired by Obama's election

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