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  • Aug 19, 1939
    The Mutual Broadcasting Network and the BBC work together to beam Gene Autry's appearance on the British radio show "Sing Song" back to the U.S.
    Mar 7, 1962
    The Beatles make their radio debut on the BBC, playing three songs, including a version of Roy Orbison's "Dream Baby (How Long Must I Dream)"
    Jul 12, 1962
    Mick Jagger and company first perform as The Rolling Stones, on a BBC radio show. In 1969, the band records "Honky Tonk Women," cited in the Country Music Foundation's "Heartaches By The Number" among country's 500 greatest singles
    Oct 10, 1962
    The BBC bans Bobby "Boris" Pickett's "The Monster Mash," including a background vocal appearance by future Nashville songwriter Johnny MacRae. Among MacRae's credits: "I'd Love To Lay You Down" and "I'd Be Better Off (In A Pine Box)"
    Apr 16, 1963
    Grand Ole Opry member Hank Locklin appears on England's BBC-TV on "The 625 Show," alongside a new band called The Beatles
    Feb 10, 2003
    John Prine receives a lifetime achievement award in London from BBC Radio 2, honoring his contributions to songwriting. He co-wrote Don Williams' "Love Is On A Roll" and George Strait's "I Just Want To Dance With You"
    Oct 5, 2016
    The BBC reports pop singer/songwriter Rod Temperton died in his London home of cancer. He wrote hits for Michael Jackson, George Benson and The Brothers Johnson. His ballad "Always And Forever," made famous by Heatwave, was cited in the lyrics of Bryan White's 1996 country hit "That's Another Song"
    Jan 9, 2018
    "Lady Down Sally" singer Eric Clapton reveals on BBC Radio 2 that he has tinnitus, ringing in the ears

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