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  • Oct 25, 1986
    Mark Knopfler breaks his collarbone in a celebrity race before the Australian Grand Prix. The Dire Straits guitarist finds success as a country songwriter when his songs are covered by Mary Chapin Carpenter, Highway 101 and John Anderson
    Oct 25, 1986
    Loretta Lynn is Roy Clark's co-host for the week on "Hee Haw." Their musical guests include Mickey Gilley, John Hartford, George Hamilton IV and The Whites
    Oct 25, 1986
    "The Boxer" songwriter Paul Simon performs the national anthem at Shea Stadium in New York, where the Mets defeat the Boston Red Sox, 6-5 in 10 innings, during game 6 of the World Series
    Oct 25, 1986
    Crystal Gayle reaches #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with her remake of a pop standard, "Cry"
    Oct 25, 1985
    The California Angels, owned by Country Music Hall of Famer Gene Autry, tell future baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew they will not offer him a contract. It marks the end of Carew's playing career
    Oct 25, 1984
    Johnnie Lee Wills dies at Tulsa's St. John Medical Center. The younger brother of Bob Wills, he played with the Texas Playboys prior to starting his own band, which earned a 1941 hit with the original version of "Milk Cow Blues"
    Oct 25, 1984
    Alabama becomes the first country group to go triple-platinum, with the albums "Feels So Right" and "Mountain Music" each certified by the RIAA for shipping three million copies. The albums "Roll On" and "The Closer You Get" also go double-platinum
    Oct 25, 1984
    Pop singer/songwriter Katy Perry is born in Santa Barbara, California. Among her hits is "Teenage Dream," mentioned in the lyrics of Old Dominion's 2016 country single "Song For Another Time"
    Oct 25, 1983
    Mel Tillis purchases Cedarwood Publishing for $3 million. Cedarwood copyrights include the Tillis-penned songs "Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town," "Detroit City" and "Burning Memories"
    Oct 25, 1982
    Anne Murray gets a gold album from the RIAA for "Christmas Wishes"

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