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  • Dec 1, 1965
    Merle Haggard & The Strangers record "Swinging Doors" at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood
    Dec 1, 1965
    Johnny Cash records "Happiness Is You" at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville. It will be used in episode five of the 2019 PBS series "Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns"
    Dec 2, 1965
    Leroy Van Dyke performs "Auctioneer" and "Walk On By" on ABC-TV's "Shindig!"
    Dec 2, 1965

    Songwriter Casey Beathard is born in Torrance, California. He authors such hits as Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink," Darius Rucker's "Come Back Song," Eric Church's "Homeboy" and George Strait's "The Breath You Take"

    Dec 2, 1965
    Dean Martin sings Don Gibson's "Blue Blue Day" on his weekly NBC-TV series "The Dean Martin Show"
    Dec 2, 1965
    Sgt. Barry Sadler signs a recording deal with RCA in New York
    Dec 3, 1965
    Don Gibson performs "Sea Of Heartbreak" on an episode of ABC-TV's "The Jimmy Dean Show" shot at New York's Carnegie Hall. Floyd Cramer plays "Last Date" and joins Chet Atkins and Boots Randolph on a version of "Yakety Axe." Dean covers "Nine Pound Hammer"
    Dec 3, 1965
    The Rolling Stones' Keith Richards is electrocuted on stage in Sacramento when his guitar touches the microphone. It takes seven minutes to revive him. The Stones' "Honky Tonk Women" will be listed among country's 500 greatest singles in a Country Music Foundation book, "Heartaches By The Number"
    Dec 4, 1965
    Bill and Bette Anderson have their second daughter, Jennifer Lane
    Dec 4, 1965
    Eddy Arnold nets a #1 country single in Billboard with "Make The World Go Away"

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