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  • Jan 1, 1967
    Moon Mullican dies from a heart attack at his home in Beaumont, Texas. The Grand Ole Opry member and King of the Hillbilly Piano Players mixed boogie numbers and ballads for hits from 1947-1951, including "Mona Lisa" and "Cherokee Boogie"
    Jan 1, 1967
    The Four Guys move from West Virginia to Nashville. Three months later, they join the Grand Ole Opry
    Jan 1, 1967
    Buck Owens rides the Monterey Park float in the Parade of Roses in Pasadena, California, replacing Sonny & Cher, who were bounced after taking part in a public demonstration. The pop duo appears instead on a Farmers Insurance Group float
    Jan 1, 1967
    Elvis Presley's new contract with manager Colonel Tom Parker takes effect. Parker receives a 50% commission on any income above guarantees
    Jan 1, 1967
    Yodeller Kenny Roberts has a daughter, his eighth child
    Jan 1, 1967
    Charlie Monroe's wife, Betty, dies of cancer
    Jan 3, 1967
    Connie Smith records "I'll Come Runnin'" at day's end at Nashville's RCA Studio B
    Jan 7, 1967
    Charley Pride becomes the first African-American solo singer to perform on the Grand Ole Opry, following an introduction from Ernest Tubb. Pride sings "The Snakes Crawl At Night" and "I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)"
    Jan 7, 1967
    Neil Diamond makes a return appearance on ABC's Dick Clark-hosted "American Bandstand," performing "Solitary Man," a future country hit for T.G. Sheppard
    Jan 9, 1967
    Rock artist Dave Matthews is born in Johannesburg, South Africa. The namesake of The Dave Matthews Band, he joins Willie Nelson as a Farm Aid board member. He also duets with Kenny Chesney on the 2009 country hit "I'm Alive"

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