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  • Apr 1, 1965
    Lee Gillette retires from Capitol Records in Los Angeles. During his tenure with the label, he worked with such artists as Merle Travis, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Hank Thompson and Leon Payne
    Apr 1, 1965
    Connie Smith sings "Once A Day" on ABC's "The Jimmy Dean Show." Also on the episode are The Stoneman Family and Sheb Wooley, who performs "That's My Pa"
    Apr 3, 1965
    Songwriter Hy Heath dies in Los Angeles. His credits included Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Mule Train," Ray Price's "Run Boy," Louis Jordan's "Deacon Jones" and Hank Williams' "Take These Chains From My Heart"
    Apr 5, 1965
    Decca releases Loretta Lynn's "Blue Kentucky Girl"
    Apr 5, 1965
    Guitarist Mike McCready is born in Pensacola, Florida. He's a founding member of the alt-rock band Pearl Jam, noted in the lyrics of Lonestar's 1996 hit "No News"
    Apr 5, 1965
    Capitol releases The Beach Boys' pop hit "Help Me, Rhonda," with Glen Campbell playing acoustic guitar
    Apr 6, 1965
    RCA releases Elvis Presley's gospel single "Crying In The Chapel," more than four years after he recorded it
    Apr 7, 1965
    MGM releases Elvis Presley's "Girl Happy"
    Apr 7, 1965
    Willie Nelson records "Night Life" at RCA Studio B in Nashville
    Apr 8, 1965
    Jimmy Dean sings "Why Don't You Love Me" backed by Floyd Cramer on piano and duets with Rowlf the Muppet on "Breezin' Along With The Breeze" during ABC-TV's "The Jimmy Dean Show." Chet Atkins also appears and presents Dean a CMA plaque honoring his "promulgation of country music"

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