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  • Dec 9, 1967
    Jimmie Rodgers has a quarter of his skull removed during surgery at Glendale Community Hospital to relieve pressure from swelling on his brain. Rodgers was left unconscious eight days prior in an encouter with police
    Dec 10, 1967
    Soul singer Otis Redding dies in a plane crash near Madison, Wisconsin. Just a month later, "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" becomes his biggest recording. The song is later remade as a country hit by Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson
    Dec 11, 1967
    Dolly Parton records as a solo artist for RCA for the first time
    Dec 11, 1967
    NBC airs "Movin' With Nancy," featuring Nancy Sinatra, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Lee Hazlewood, who duets with Nancy on "Jackson"
    Dec 15, 1967
    Congressman Richard Fulton signs a recording deal with RCA in Nashville. No hits emerge from the relationship
    Dec 16, 1967
    Merle Haggard's "Branded Man" tops the Billboard country albums chart
    Dec 17, 1967
    Bass player Duane Propes is born in Longview, Texas. He joins the six-man band Little Texas, whose thick harmonies lead to a successful 1990s run highlighted by "God Blessed Texas," "What Might Have Been" and "You And Forever And Me"
    Dec 19, 1967
    Roy Acuff sets off on a two-week USO tour of American bases in Cuba, the Bahamas, the Canal Zone and Puerto Rico
    Dec 20, 1967
    Jack Greene records "Back In The Arms Of Love"
    Dec 22, 1967
    Anne Bancroft and Dustin Hoffman star as "The Graduate" debuts in theaters. Simon & Garfunkel provide music for the picture, which will be referenced in The Statler Brothers' 1977 country hit "The Movies"

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