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  • Oct 10, 1977
    "Everything Elvis": In the wake of Elvis Presley's death, the cover of People magazine is devoted to the rush on memorabilia related to The King
    Oct 10, 1977
    Guitarist and songwriter Merle Travis joins the Country Music Hall Of Fame during the 11th annual Country Music Association awards at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House. The CBS show is hosted by future Hall of Famer Johnny Cash
    Oct 10, 1977
    George Jones records James Taylor's "Bartender's Blues" in an afternoon session at Nashville's Columbia Studio A
    Oct 10, 1977
    MCA releases Conway Twitty's "Georgia Keeps Pulling On My Ring"
    Oct 12, 1977
    "Simple Dreams" becomes Linda Ronstadt's third RIAA-certified platinum album
    Oct 14, 1977
    Linda Ronstadt sings the national anthem before the Dodgers-Yankees World Series game at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. New York wins, 5-3
    Oct 14, 1977
    Epic releases Johnny Paycheck's signature hit, "Take This Job And Shove It"
    Oct 14, 1977
    Pop singer and actor Bing Crosby dies while playing golf in Madrid, Spain. Crosby netted several country hits during the 1940s. His death inspires admirer Willie Nelson to record the album "Stardust"
    Oct 14, 1977
    "Elvis In Concert," a two-record set that features music from a CBS live special plus other music recorded during Elvis Presley's summer tour, is certified gold and platinum by the RIAA
    Oct 15, 1977
    Natalie Cole and Marvin Yancy have a son, Robbie Yancy. Cole will earn a CMA nomination in 1994 for her role in the album "Rhythm Country & Blues"

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