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  • Jun 26, 1930
    Ben Speer is born in Double Springs, Alabama. He joins the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1998 as a member of The Speer Family. He also provides background vocals on the Elvis Presley hits "Heartbreak Hotel," "I Was The One" and "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You"
    Jun 26, 1928
    Gene Austin records the pop hit "Memories Of France" in Camden, New Jersey. The song is remade as a country hit by T. Texas Tyler in 1948
    Jun 26, 1926
    Fiddler Kenny Baker is born in Jenkins, Kentucky. After first appearing with Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys in 1956, he plays on more of Monroe's sessions than any other musician. He also plays on Tom T. Hall's "Fox On The Run"
    Jun 26, 1909
    Colonel Tom Parker is born in Breda, Holland, his real name: Andreas Cornelis van Kuijk. He manages Eddy Arnold, Hank Snow and, of course, Elvis Presley
    Jun 26, 1889
    Emma Heckle is born in New Mexico. She becomes the mother of Marty Robbins
    Jun 26, 1876
    General George Custer is killed during his famous last stand at the Battle of Little Big Horn in Montana. His memory is rekindled in Elton Britt's "There's A Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere" and Ed Bruce's "The Last Cowboy Song"

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