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  • Oct 18, 1969
    Peter Yarrow, of Peter, Paul & Mary, weds Mary Beth McCarthy--who he met while campaigning for her uncle, Eugene McCarthy, in 1968--in Willmar, Minnesota. Yarrow writes and produces the 1976 pop and country hit "Torn Between Two Lovers"
    Oct 18, 1968
    Bob Wills is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the second annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium
    Oct 18, 1968
    Plans are announced for the creation of the Opryland theme park in Nashville. Affiliated with the Grand Ole Opry, the grounds eventually provide a home for Roy Acuff, while the park spawns such acts as Little Texas, Diamond Rio, Chely Wright and Deborah Allen
    Oct 18, 1968
    John Lennon and girlfriend Yoko Ono are arrested at their London apartment for possession of marijuana. Lennon is a co-writer on two future country hits: "I Feel Fine" and the ironically titled "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party"
    Oct 18, 1968
    Glen Campbell wins two honors, Entertainer of the Year and Male Vocalist of the Year, during the second annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium. NBC tapes the show for the first time for a November telecast
    Oct 18, 1967
    The World War II comedy "How I Won The War" opens at London's Premiere Theatre. It marks the acting debut of "I Feel Fine" co-writer John Lennon in a non-Beatles film
    Oct 18, 1967
    The Disney picture "Charlie, The Lonesome Cougar" debuts in movie theaters, with old hand Rex Allen providing narration
    Oct 18, 1966
    Frank Sinatra records "That's Life" in Hollywood with record producer Jimmy Bowen, who becomes a major Nashville producer
    Oct 18, 1965
    The Beatles record the basic track to "In My Life." The song is referenced in Ty Herndon's 1995 hit "What Mattered Most"
    Oct 18, 1965
    Columbia releases Ray Price's "Don't You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me"

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