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  • Jan 1, 1970
    Guitarist Floyd "Salty" Holmes dies in Elwood, Indiana. He was an original member of The Prairie Ramblers, who formed in 1932 and backed Patsy Montana on the 1935 hit "I Wanna Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart." He left the act in 1942
    Jan 1, 1970
    Penn State defeats the Missouri Tigers, 10-3, at the Orange Bowl in Miami to finish the season ranked #2. It's the final college game for Nittany Lion defensive tackle Mike Reid, a future country songwriter who's named defensive player of the game
    Jan 2, 1970
    Marty Robbins records "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife" at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville with a studio band that includes Charlie Daniels
    Jan 2, 1970
    Jerry Reed records "Talk About The Good Times" at the RCA Studios in Nashville
    Jan 2, 1970
    Jimmy Buffett's father, J.D. Buffett, dies in Pascagoula, Mississippi
    Jan 3, 1970
    David Houston begins a four-week occupation of the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart with "Baby, Baby (I Know You're A Lady)"
    Jan 3, 1970
    Billboard reports Ferlin Husky has been hospitalized with a back issue
    Jan 4, 1970
    Fiddler Clayton McMichen dies in Battletown, Kentucky. He was a central figure in The Skillet Lickers, a Georgia-based string band that ranked among country's top acts during the 1920s
    Jan 4, 1970
    Roy Rogers and Dale Evans are featured guests on the CBS variety series "The Ed Sullivan Show." The program also highlights R&B group The Temptations and comedian Rodney Dangerfield
    Jan 4, 1970
    Glen Campbell sings "Green, Green Grass Of Home" on the CBS telecast of "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour." The episode also features guests Joey Heatherton and Walter Brennan, who performs his former country hit "Old Rivers"

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