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  • May 27, 1967
    "The Best Of Eddy Arnold" starts a seven-week run at #1 on the Billboard country albums chart
    May 27, 1962
    Jackie Wilson appears on "The Ed Sullivan Show" singing "Lonely Teardrops," a future country hit for Narvel Felts. The evening's lineup also includes pop singer Connie Francis and baseball star Hank Greenberg
    May 27, 1962
    The Los Angeles Times reports Gene Autry and his Golden West Broadcasters have purchased Portland radio station KEX
    May 27, 1961
    Johnny Cash has a guest acting part on NBC's "The Deputy," featuring Henry Fonda
    May 27, 1957
    Brunswick releases Buddy Holly's "That'll Be The Day"
    May 27, 1957
    Ernest Tubb is arrested for carrying a pistol and for drunk and disorderly conduct after he fires a shot in the lobby at Nashville's WSM radio
    May 27, 1955
    Buddy Holly graduates from Lubbock High School. A mentor of Waylon Jennings, his "True Love Ways" becomes a country hit for Mickey Gilley
    May 27, 1950
    Red Foley hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Birmingham Bounce"
    May 27, 1948
    The animated Disney movie "Melody Time" debuts, featuring "Fantasia"-like segments with contemporary music. Roy Rogers and The Sons Of The Pioneers sing "Blue Shadows On The Trail" and "Pecos Bill," a future hit for Tex Ritter
    May 27, 1944
    Hugh Gibb marries Barbara Pass. Three of their subsequent sons--Barry, Maurice and Robin Gibb--form the pop group The Bee Gees. The brothers Gibb also co-write a number of country hits, including "Islands In The Stream"

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