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1979 The Clash open their first US tour at the Palladium in New York City.

1974 Country singer Bryan White is born in Oklahoma.

1973 Free play their final live gig in Hollywood, Florida as Simon Kirke and Paul Rodgers leave to form Bad Company.

1971 Johnny Cash is the subject of the TV show This Is Your Life.

1971 James Taylor makes his TV debut on ABC's Johnny Cash Show.

1970 Bee Gee Maurice Gibb opens in the London stage musical, Sing A Rude Song.

1969 Country singer Jon Randall is born in Dallas, Texas.

1969 Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record some duets in Nashville, with Girl From The North Country eventually ending up on Dylan's Nashville Skyline album, which Cash writes liner notes for.

1966 Brian Wilson begins recording The Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations."

1965 "Tennessee Waltz" is declared the state's official song.

1965 Samuel Bayer, who directs the videos for "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and "No Rain," is born in Syracuse, New York.

1964 The first Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass concert is held, in Los Angeles.

1960 The Everly Brothers sign with Warner Bros. Records in a 10-year contract worth $1 million.

1950 Rickey Medlocke, Lynyrd Skynyrd member and front man of the band Blackfoot, is born in Jacksonville, Florida. He is inducted into the Native American Music Hall of Fame in 2008.

1946 Dodie Stevens, who has a hit with "Pink Shoe Laces" in 1959, is born in Chicago.

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Eagles Release The Greatest Of Greatest Hits Albums

1976

The Eagles release Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) a collection of 10 songs from their first four albums. For a while, it is certified as the top-selling album in US history.

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