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  • May 2, 1952
    Myrna Loy stars in "Belles On Their Toes" as it premieres in New York. "Georgia On My Mind" songwriter Hoagy Carmichael also appears in the picture
    May 3, 1952
    Kitty Wells records "It Wasn't God Who Made Honky Tonk Angels" at the Castle Studio in Nashville during her first session for Decca Records
    May 3, 1952
    Eddy Arnold hits #1 on the Billboard country singles chart with "Easy On The Eyes"
    May 4, 1952
    J.L. Frank dies in a Detroit hotel room, where he's been laid up with strep throat. Referred to as the "Flo Ziegfeld of country music," he was the first major promoter and manager in the genre, working with Pee Wee King, Roy Acuff and Minnie Pearl in a career that will place him in the Country Music Hall of Fame
    May 6, 1952
    Major Walter Harris' plane is shot down over China during the Korean War. Daughter Emmylou Harris is unaware if her father is even alive for the next 16 months while he's tortured as a prisoner of war
    May 8, 1952
    Western-swing vocalist Leon Huff dies of a heart attack near Eufaula, Oklahoma, while riding Johnnie Lee Wills' bus. He sang with Bob Wills and The Light Crust Doughboys, in addition to Johnnie Lee
    May 10, 1952
    Hank Thompson takes over the #1 position in the Billboard country singles chart with "The Wild Side Of Life"
    May 11, 1952
    Lucy Robertson, the eight-year-old daughter of Texas Jim Robertson, dies when she's hit by a car in a hit-and-run accident in Teaneck, New Jersey
    May 13, 1952
    Hank Thompson records "The New Wears Off Too Fast" during an afternoon session at Capitol's studio on Melrose in Los Angeles
    May 14, 1952
    Tex Ritter records the theme song to "High Noon" at the Capitol Studios on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood Avenue

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