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  • Dec 1, 1970
    Ray Charles sings "You Don't Know Me" when he visits the cornfields on CBS' "Hee Haw." Hosted by Buck Owens and Roy Clark, the cast also includes Stringbean, Grandpa Jones, Minnie Pearl, Gunilla Hutton, Lulu Roman, Archie Campbell, Junior Samples and The Hagers, who perform "Hitchin' A Ride"
    Dec 1, 1970
    RCA releases the soundtrack to the concert movie "Elvis: That's The Way It Is"
    Dec 2, 1970
    Merle Haggard sings "Sidewalks Of Chicago" on "The Johnny Cash Show," which also features Bonnie Owens, Homer & Jethro and Anne Murray, who does "Snowbird." Haggard, Cash, Owens, The Carter Family and The Statler Brothers join voices on "Sing Me Back Home"
    Dec 3, 1970
    Elvis Presley starts Christmas shopping in Memphis. He buys $20,000 worth of guns in three days
    Dec 3, 1970
    Dave Dudley records "Comin' Down" at Nashville's Mercury Recording Studio
    Dec 4, 1970
    Johnny Cash headlines at New York's prestigious Madison Square Garden with band member Carl Perkins. The set includes recent hits "Folsom Prison Blues," "A Boy Named Sue" and "Daddy Sang Bass"
    Dec 4, 1970
    A 24-year-old bread truck driver attends a court hearing in Nashville, where he's been charged with extortion after allegedly threatening to harm Johnny Cash's family unless he received $200,000
    Dec 4, 1970
    Singer/songwriter Neil Young plays the first of two solo acoustic concerts at New York's prestigious Carnegie Hall
    Dec 5, 1970
    Sonny James and The Fifth Dimension guest on NBC's "The Andy Williams Show." James performs "Young Love"
    Dec 5, 1970
    Elvis Presley, Glen Campbell and Red West attend as Memphis Mafia member George Klein gets married

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