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1960 The film Rio Bravo, starring Dean Martin, Ricky Nelson, Walter Brennan and John Wayne, premieres in New York City.

1960 In Nashville, The Everly Brothers record "Cathy's Clown," which is released as the first single under their new 10-year deal with Warner Bros. Records.

1958 Jerry Lee Lewis becomes the first artist to sing three songs on an episode of American Bandstand (and he sings, not lip-synchs them).

1950 John Hartman (original drummer for The Doobie Brothers) is born in Falls Church, Virginia.

1943 Country singer-songwriter Dennis Linde is born in Abilene, Texas. He pens the 1972 Elvis Presley hit "Burning Love."

1941 Wilson Pickett is born in Prattville, Alabama.

1934 Charley Pride is born on a cotton farm in the tiny town of Sledge, Mississippi. After his baseball career stalls, he becomes a country music star, one of the first African Americans to break through in the format.

1911 "Alexander's Ragtime Band" is published by Ted Snyder of New York; it becomes a massive hit.

1844 Composer Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov is born in Russia.

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Neil Young Goes To #1 With "Heart Of Gold"

1972

Neil Young's "Heart Of Gold," with backing vocals by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt, goes to #1 in the US.

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