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  • May 1, 1965
    Merle Kilgore opens for Hank Williams Jr. for the first time. It begins a tradition that lasts for more than 20 years
    May 1, 1965
    The late Jim Reeves appears at the top of the Billboard country singles chart with "This Is It"
    May 1, 1965
    Singer/songwriter Helen Darling is born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She charts one single with Decca in the 1990s and scores as a songwriter by co-writing Jo Dee Messina's hit "Bring On The Rain"
    May 1, 1965
    Ernest Tubb makes a return appearance in the annual Apple Blossom Festival parade in Winchester, Virginia
    May 2, 1965
    Future country hitmaker Tom Jones makes his American TV debut, performing on CBS' "The Ed Sullivan Show." Also appearing that evening: Dusty Springfield, The Rolling Stones and comedian Totie Fields
    May 4, 1965
    RCA releases Waylon Jennings' inaugural single for the label, "That's The Chance I'll Have To Take"
    May 4, 1965
    Buck Owens records "Only You (Can Break My Heart)" after lunch at Los Angeles' Capitol Recording Studios
    May 5, 1965
    Buck Owens records an instrumental called "Paris" at the Capitol Recording Studios in Hollywood. He later retitles it "Buckaroo"
    May 5, 1965
    "Shindig!" devotes its entire ABC telecast to the music of Elvis Presley. Glen Campbell performs "A Big Hunk O' Love," Linda Gail Lewis does "Don't Be Cruel" and "Crying In The Chapel," and Sonny & Cher sing "All Shook Up"
    May 5, 1965
    Using the name The Warlocks, The Grateful Dead makes its first concert appearance at Magoo's Pizza in Menlo Park, California. The group is referenced in passing in Lonestar's 1996 hit "No News"

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