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  • May 8, 1934
    The Carter Family records "You've Been Fooling Me, Baby" in Camden, New Jersey. It will be used in the 2019 PBS series "Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns"
    May 10, 1934
    Drummer Tommy Perkins is born in Oklahoma City. As a member of The Texas Playboys, he appears on the Bob Wills classic "Faded Love" in 1950
    May 19, 1934
    Bass player Bobby Dyson is born in Dalehart, Texas. He plays on hits by Jim Reeves, Dolly Parton and Waylon Jennings, among others, and is reportedly the first musician to play electric bass on the Grand Ole Opry
    May 23, 1934
    Bonnie Parker and Clyde Darrow are shot to death by police in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Their tale is immortalized by Merle Haggard in "The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde," as well as the film "Bonnie And Clyde"
    May 24, 1934
    Charlie Dick is born in Frederick County, Virginia. He goes on to marry Patsy Cline
    May 26, 1934
    Ernest Tubb marries his first wife, Elaine Cook, at the Texas home of his sister Jewel. Mrs. Tubb is later honored with his song "Blue Eyed Elaine"
    May 26, 1934
    Fiddler Theron Hale makes his final appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, where he has performed regularly for eight years
    May 26, 1934
    Dixie Deen is born in Birmingham Maternity Hospital in England. She moves in the 1960s to the United States, where she earns a country hit by writing Dave Dudley's "Truck Drivin' Son-Of-A-Gun." She marries fellow songwriter Tom T. Hall in 1968

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