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  • Oct 18, 1964
    The Beatles record "I Feel Fine" at Abbey Road in London. In 1989, Sweethearts Of The Rodeo's version becomes a country hit
    Oct 18, 1964
    British rock band The Animals appears on "The Ed Sullivan Show," singing "The House Of The Rising Sun." In 1981, Dolly Parton revives the song as a country hit
    Oct 18, 1963
    Chuck Berry leaves the Federal Medical Center in Springfield, Missouri, after serving one year of a three-year sentence for violating the Mann Act. During his stay, he wrote "(You Never Can Tell) C'est La Vie," a future country hit for Emmylou Harris
    Oct 18, 1963
    Harty Taylor, one-half of the duo Karl & Harty, dies. The duo came to prominence via Chicago radio station WLS' weekly variety show, "The National Barn Dance"
    Oct 18, 1958
    Sonny James makes a guest appearance on ABC's "The Dick Clark Show"
    Oct 18, 1957
    Paul McCartney makes his first appearance with The Quarry Men at the New Clubmoor Hall in Liverpool, England. The group goes on to become The Beatles, and several of their songs emerge as country hits
    Oct 18, 1956
    When Elvis Presley stops at a Memphis gas station, fans gather around his car while an attendant checks the engine. Station owner Edd Hopper is angered by the crowd and pops Presley in the head. Presley, in turn, gives Hopper a black eye. Hopper and an employee are fined for assault. Charges against Presley are ultimately dropped
    Oct 18, 1956
    Just five months after playing on the classic "Be-Bop-A-Lula," Cliff Gallup takes part in his final recording session as a member of Gene Vincent's Blue Caps
    Oct 18, 1954
    Capitol releases Faron Young's "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')"
    Oct 18, 1953
    While stationed in Germany with the Air Force, Johnny Cash makes his first trip to Paris, where he takes in the Eiffel Tower and views the Mona Lisa

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