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  • Apr 7, 1935
    Bobby Bare is born near Ironton, Ohio. He earns a reputation as a champion for songwriters and for quality songs, garnering hits with "500 Miles Away From Home," "Marie Laveau" and "Detroit City," which earns him a Grammy in 1963. He joins the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2013
    Apr 8, 1935
    Lyricist Fred Ebb is born in New York City. Known for his contributions to the movie "New York, New York" and the Broadway productions "Cabaret" and "Chicago," he also writes Eddy Arnold's 1955 country hit "That Do Make It Nice"
    Apr 9, 1935
    Hank Snow writes a letter to RCA Records in Montreal, asking to record for the label. RCA's response is intended to discourage him, but leaves the door slightly open: "Unless you have original numbers it is very unlikely that we would be interested"
    Apr 10, 1935
    Victor releases Jimmie Rodgers' "I've Ranged, I've Roamed, And I've Travelled" with "Why Did You Give Me Your Love?"
    Apr 12, 1935
    Television executive Gene Weed is born in Dallas, Texas. He becomes a longtime producer of the Academy of Country Music awards and has a hand in such shows as NBC-TV's "Hot Country Nights" and TNN's "Prime Time Country"
    Apr 16, 1935
    Easy-listening pop vocalist Bobby Vinton is born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania. Known for such hits as "Blue Velvet" and "Mr. Lonely," he also writes Marty Robbins' 1977 country hit "Adios Amigo"
    Apr 17, 1935
    Marshall Jones moves to Boston to work on radio station WBZ with Bradley Kincaid. Sounding older over the airwaves than is typical for a 21-year-old, he acquires the nickname "Grandpa" Jones
    Apr 18, 1935
    Rock record producer Paul Rothchild is born in Brooklyn. Noted for his work with The Doors and Paul Butterfield, he also produces Janis Joplin's "Me And Bobby McGee," ranked in a Country Music Foundation book among country's 500 greatest singles
    Apr 22, 1935
    Songwriter Jack Nance is born in Newport, Arkansas. He co-writes Conway Twitty's breakthrough 1958 pop hit "It's Only Make Believe"
    Apr 22, 1935
    The Light Crust Doughboys hold a recording session in Fort Worth, Texas. It marks the first time that fiddler Kenneth Pitts records with the band

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