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  • Feb 16, 1969
    Former life insurance executive Edwin Craig is hospitalized with a heart ailment at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville. Craig had a hand in bringing country music to Nashville, establishing WSM Radio and approving the start of the Grand Ole Opry
    Feb 17, 1969
    Bob Dylan records "Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You" at the Columbia Studio in Nashville. It's hailed among country's 500 greatest singles of all-time in the Country Music Foundation book "Heartaches By The Number"
    Feb 17, 1969
    Decca releases Jack Greene's album "Until My Dreams Come True"
    Feb 17, 1969
    Jon Randall is born in Dallas, Texas. After playing with Emmylou Harris' Nash Ramblers, he joins Lorrie Morgan on the 1996 hit "By My Side." He also writes Brad Paisley & Alison Krauss' "Whiskey Lullaby," Miranda Lambert's "Tin Man" and Blake Shelton's "Drink On It"; and produces Dierks Bentley and Parker McCollum
    Feb 17, 1969
    "Don't The Girls All Get Prettier At Closing Time" songwriter Baker Knight has a daughter, actress Tuesday Knight, born on a Monday
    Feb 18, 1969
    Sax player Boots Randolph nabs a gold album from the RIAA for "Boots With Strings"
    Feb 18, 1969
    Marty Robbins records "I Can't Say Goodbye"
    Feb 18, 1969
    Jerry Lee Lewis & Linda Gail Lewis record "Don't Let Me Cross Over" at the Columbia Studios in Nashville
    Feb 18, 1969
    Johnny Cash and Bob Dylan record "Girl From The North Country" at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville for Dylan's album "Nashville Skyline." Among the unreleased performances from the day's session are "T For Texas," "That's All Right" and "You Are My Sunshine"
    Feb 18, 1969
    The Bee Gees' Maurice Gibb marries "To Sir With Love" singer Lulu at St. James' Church in Gerrard's Cross, England. He goes on to co-write several Kenny Rogers hits, including "Islands In The Stream" and "Buried Treasure"

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