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  • Apr 1, 1978
    Waylon Jennings records "Don't You Think This Outlaw Bit's Done Got Out Of Hand" during a session at the Jack Clement Studios in Nashville. Also, after first recording it two days prior, he spends part of the session on "I've Always Been Crazy"
    Apr 1, 1978
    Jerry Lee Lewis appears on stage in Walker, Louisiana, where he refuses to perform, tells the audience to "kiss my ass," then falls unconscious. Two years later, he is ordered by the courts to pay more than $8,000 in damages
    Apr 1, 1978
    Capitol releases Bob Seger's album "Stranger In Town." It features the original version of "We've Got Tonight," destined to become a country hit in 1983 when it's covered by Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton
    Apr 1, 1978
    The Philadelphia Fury opens its soccer season against the Washington Diplomats. The team is owned by rocker Peter Frampton and singer/songwriter Paul Simon, composer of the Buck Owens hit "Bridge Over Troubled Water"
    Apr 1, 1978
    Crystal Gayle hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Ready For The Times To Get Better"
    Apr 2, 1978
    "Dallas" debuts on CBS, introducing the world to J.R. Ewing, and contributing to the development of 1980's "Urban Cowboy" movement. "Dallas" cast member Charlene Tilton goes on to marry "Urban Cowboy" success story Johnny Lee
    Apr 3, 1978
    Debby Boone performs "You Light Up My Life" on the Academy Awards, as the tune brings Joe Brooks the Oscar for Best Song
    Apr 3, 1978
    Dolly Parton performs "Two Doors Down" on ABC-TV's "Cher... Special," also featuring Rod Stewart and The Tubes
    Apr 4, 1978
    Country singer Marie Osmond appears on "The Barbara Walters Special" with her brother, Donny Osmond
    Apr 4, 1978
    George Jones & Johnny Paycheck record the Chuck Berry classic "Mabellene" in an afternoon at Nashville's Columbia Studio B

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