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  • Oct 2, 1980
    Bill and Becky Anderson renew their wedding vows on their 10th anniversary
    Oct 2, 1980
    Helen Cornelius discovers $15,000 worth of clothing has been stolen from the bus in which she tours with Jim Ed Brown
    Oct 2, 1980
    Columbia releases Janie Fricke's "Down To My Last Broken Heart"
    Oct 2, 1980

    Larry Holmes keeps his heavyweight boxing title when his fight with Muhammad Ali is stopped after 10 rounds. At the bout in Las Vegas: Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Paul Anka, Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams and Aretha Franklin

    Oct 3, 1980
    "Coast To Coast," starring Robert Blake, debuts in theaters. Johnny Lee sings "I Can Tell By The Way You Dance" and "Pickin' Up Strangers." Also heard are Jimmy Buffett, Rita Coolidge, Johnny Rivers, J.D. Souther, Bonnie Raitt and T.G. Sheppard
    Oct 3, 1980
    The NBC music series "The Midnight Special" welcomes pop music's Pure Prairie League featuring lead singer Vince Gill
    Oct 3, 1980
    The Paul Simon movie "One Trick Pony" debuts in theaters. It becomes the namesake for the country trio Trick Pony
    Oct 3, 1980
    RCA releases Dean Dillon's "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her." George Strait's version becomes a hit six years later
    Oct 4, 1980
    Glen Campbell sings "Southern Nights" with host Dionne Warwick on the syndicated music show "Solid Gold." He also does two songs with Tanya Tucker. Other guests on the episode include the Vince Gill-led Pure Prairie League plus Seals & Crofts
    Oct 4, 1980
    Tug McGraw strikes out Larry Parrish, of the Montreal Expos, as the Philadelphia Phillies clinch baseball's National League East title. McGraw is the father of future country singer Tim McGraw

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