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  • Apr 30, 1958
    Don Gibson records "Give Myself A Party" during an afternoon session at Nashville's RCA Studio B
    Apr 30, 1957
    Elvis Presley records "Jailhouse Rock" at Radio Recorders in Hollywood
    Apr 30, 1955
    Marvin Rainwater performs "I Gotta Go Get My Baby" on ABC-TV's "Ozark Jubilee," also featuring Shug Fisher and host Red Foley
    Apr 30, 1954
    "River Of No Return" debuts in movie theaters. Starring Robert Mitchum and Marilyn Monroe, its theme song becomes a country hit for Tennessee Ernie Ford
    Apr 30, 1953
    Merrill Osmond is born in Ogden, Utah. With his brothers, he forms The Osmonds, gaining major pop success in the 1970s and netting a 1982 country hit, "I Think About Your Lovin'." The group sings backing vocals on Conway Twitty's 1983 remake of The Eagles' "Heartache Tonight"
    Apr 30, 1951
    Columbia releases Ray Price's debut single, the Lefty Frizzell-penned "If You're Ever Lonely Darling"
    Apr 30, 1948
    Roy Rogers' trusty horse, Trigger, is stolen in the plot of "Under California Stars," debuting in movie houses. The Sons Of The Pioneers contribute music to the film
    Apr 30, 1948
    Bing Crosby, who picked up a country hit by teaming with The Andrews Sisters on "Pistol Packin' Mama," serves as the grand marshal of the Apple Blossom Festival parade in Winchester, Virginia
    Apr 30, 1946
    Capitol Records offers 95,000 shares of stock, so it can build a pressing plant in Scranton, Pennsylvania
    Apr 30, 1945
    With World War II coming to a perceptible end, Nazi leader Adolf Hitler commits suicide in Berlin with a shot to the head. Three years earlier, he was recognized in the title of Carson Robison's topical country hit "Mussolini's Letter To Hitler"

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