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  • Jun 22, 1950
    "Red Channels," a pamphlet linking entertainment figures to Communism, is published. Among the 151 people cited are Burl Ives, Pete Seeger, Leonard Bernstein, Josh White and songwriter E.Y. Harburg
    Jun 22, 1950
    Red Foley records "Cincinnati Dancing Pig"
    Jun 22, 1949
    Hank Thompson records "Whoa Sailor," "Soft Lips" and "The Grass Looks Greener Over Yonder" at Capitol's Melrose Avenue recording studio in Hollywood
    Jun 22, 1949
    Alan Osmond is born in Ogden, Utah. He's the oldest member of the 1970s pop family act The Osmonds, which has a 1982 country hit, "I Think About Your Lovin'." The group provides backing vocals on Conway Twitty's "Heartache Tonight"
    Jun 22, 1947
    Howard Kaylan is born in New York City. He becomes a founding member of the Los Angeles pop band The Turtles, who earn a hit in 1967 with "Happy Together," re-made in 1978 for the country audience by T.G. Sheppard
    Jun 22, 1944
    Peter Asher is born in London. After forming one-half of the 1960s pop duo Peter & Gordon, he produces the bulk of Linda Ronstadt's country hits, including "Blue Bayou," "When Will I Be Loved" and "Love Is A Rose"
    Jun 22, 1944
    Roy Acuff announces he will "under no circumstances" run for governor for Tennessee's Republican party
    Jun 22, 1944
    Decca releases a two-sided hit by newly minted Louisiana governor Jimmie Davis: "Is It Too Late Now" backed with "There's A Chill On The Hill Tonight"
    Jun 22, 1944
    Bob Wills plays xylophone in "The Last Horseman," the last of eight quickly made westerns starring Russell Hayden to feature The Texas Playboys
    Jun 22, 1944
    Marine Ferlin Husky is among the American troops who take part in the invasion of Cherbourg, France, during World War II

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