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  • Apr 16, 1969
    Freddy Weller records "These Are Not My People" in Hollywood
    Apr 16, 1969
    Johnny Cash performs "Folsom Prison Blues" on NBC-TV's "The Kraft Music Hall." Other guests include The Statler Brothers, who sing "Flowers On The Wall"; and Carl Perkins, who does "Restless"; plus Paul Lynde and Kate Smith
    Apr 19, 1969
    Glen Campbell's "Galveston" reaches #1 on the Billboard country albums chart for the first of 11 consecutive weeks
    Apr 19, 1969
    Band leader Lawrence Welk, who appeared two dozen years earlier on a pair of Red Foley hits, rides the cover of TV Guide
    Apr 19, 1969
    Former cast member Lynn Anderson has a return engagement on ABC-TV's "The Lawrence Welk Show"
    Apr 19, 1969
    Glen Campbell ascends to #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with the Jimmy Webb song "Galveston"
    Apr 20, 1969
    Singer and guitarist Wade Hayes is born in Bethel Acres, Oklahoma. Traditionally influenced, he scores several hits in the mid-1990s, including "Old Enough To Know Better," "On A Good Night" and "What I Meant To Say"
    Apr 21, 1969
    Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton record "Just Someone I Used To Know"
    Apr 22, 1969
    A&M Records signs the brother-and-sister act The Carpenters to a recording contract. During their tenure with the label, the pop duo earns one country hit, with the Juice Newton-penned "Sweet, Sweet Smile"
    Apr 22, 1969
    The Beatles' John Winston Lennon legally changes his name to John Ono Lennon. Several of his songs are destined to become country hits

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