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  • Oct 1, 1970
    Roger Miller performs "Walkin' In The Sunshine" on NBC-TV's "The Flip Wilson Show," which also welcomes songwriter Paul Williams as a guest
    Oct 2, 1970
    Bill Anderson marries his second wife, Becky Stegall Davis. The event inspires Ben Peters to write "Kiss An Angel Good Mornin'." Though the song is intended for Anderson, it becomes a hit for Charley Pride
    Oct 2, 1970
    Merle Haggard receives his first gold award from the Recording Industry Association of America, for the album "Okie From Muskogee"
    Oct 3, 1970
    Conway Twitty's "Hello Darlin'" hits #1 on the Billboard country albums chart
    Oct 3, 1970
    Kris Kristofferson and John Hartford join a bevy of pop artists on the bill at the Big Sur Folk Festival at the Monterey County Fairgrounds in California. Also appearing: Linda Ronstadt, John Phillips, Joan Baez, Merry Clayton and The Beach Boys
    Oct 4, 1970
    Anne Murray sings "Snowbird" and Roy Clark delivers "The Tips Of My Fingers" on the CBS-TV show "The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour," also featuring Jerry Reed, Mel Tillis and The Osmonds
    Oct 4, 1970
    Heidi Newfield is born in Healdsburg, California. She joins party band Trick Pony, which earns a gold album with its 2001 debut. She leaves for a solo career in 2006, earning a 2008 hit with "Johnny And June"
    Oct 4, 1970
    Rock vocalist Janis Joplin is found dead of a heroin overdose at the Landmark Hotel in Los Angeles. Her version of Kris Kristofferson's "Me And Bobby McGee" becomes a posthumous hit, and her "Piece Of My Heart" is later remade country by Faith Hill
    Oct 5, 1970
    George Jones & Tammy Wynette welcome their only child, Tamala Georgette Jones, in Lakeland, Florida
    Oct 5, 1970
    Minnie Pearl appears on a Bob Hope NBC-TV special spoofing women's lib with Ruth Buzzi, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Totie Fields and Phyllis Diller, among others

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