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  • Apr 1, 1970
    Paul Cohen dies in Bryan, Texas. An executive with Decca Records, he was the first producer to record major performers in Nashville, at the Tulane Hotel. He is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1976
    Apr 1, 1970
    Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan record "Humphrey The Camel" in a lunchtime session at Nashville's Woodland Sound
    Apr 1, 1970
    Kenny Price records "Biloxi" at RCA Studio A in Nashville
    Apr 1, 1970
    Linda Ronstadt and Merle Haggard guest on an April Fool's Day edition of "Hee Haw" on CBS-TV. Buck Owens performs "My Heart Skips A Beat" and duets with Susan Raye on "Togetherness"
    Apr 1, 1970
    Johnny Cash performs "The Long Black Veil" and teams with Shel Silverstein on "A Boy Named Sue" during ABC-TV's "The Johnny Cash Show." The episode also features Kenny Rogers & The First Edition doing "But You Know I Love You" and Roy Orbison singing "Only The Lonely" and "Oh, Pretty Woman"
    Apr 2, 1970
    Conway Twitty records "Fifteen Years Ago" at Bradley's Barn in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee
    Apr 2, 1970
    Merle Haggard gets covered on NBC-TV's "The Dean Martin Show," as the host delivers "I Take A Lot Of Pride In What I Am"
    Apr 4, 1970
    Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan nest at #1 on the Billboard country singles chart for two weeks with "Tennessee Bird Walk"
    Apr 4, 1970
    Jimmy Dean has a return engagement on ABC's prime-time show "Jimmy Durante Presents The Lennon Sisters Hour"
    Apr 5, 1970
    Roy Rogers and Dale Evans appear on "The Ed Sullivan Show," performing a patriotic medley that includes "God Bless America." George Hamilton is also on the program, with a seven-song Hank Williams medley

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