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  • Oct 1, 1967
    Porter Wagoner, Red Foley and Jimmie Davis perform for Louisiana governor John McKeithen at the statehouse in Baton Rouge
    Oct 1, 1967
    Warner-7 Arts buys Atlantic Records for $17.5 million from Mo Ostin, Nesuhi Ertegun and Jerry Wexler. The new Warner-Elektra-Atlantic entity eventually yields such country acts as Tracy Lawrence, Faith Hill, Emmylou Harris and Hank Williams Jr.
    Oct 2, 1967
    Decca releases Jimmy C. Newman's "Blue Lonely Winter"
    Oct 2, 1967
    Singer/songwriter Gillian Welch is born in New York City. The earthy performer becomes an acclaimed member of the alternative country movement, appearing on the "Hope Floats" and "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" soundtracks
    Oct 2, 1967
    Johnny Cash records "Rosanna's Going Wild" at the Columbia Recording Studios on Music Row in Nashville
    Oct 3, 1967
    Woody Guthrie dies in Queens after a 15-year struggle with Huntington's disease. The folk singer/songwriter influenced the social content of several 20th-century genres, including country, and is eventually added to the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame
    Oct 3, 1967
    The Bee Gees record "Words." The song will become a country hit when Susie Allanson covers it in 1979
    Oct 3, 1967
    Chuck Wagon Gang guitarist Howard Gordon, the husband of the group's Anna Carter, dies of a heart attack after taping "The Wilburn Brothers Show" in Nashville. A former member of the Light Crust Doughboys, he'd played with the Chuck Wagon Gang since 1951
    Oct 4, 1967
    Former country hitmaker Bobby Darin portrays George M. Cohan in a retelling of the Broadway figure's story on NBC's "The Kraft Music Hall"
    Oct 5, 1967
    Eddy Arnold is a return guest on NBC's "The Dean Martin Show"

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