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  • May 1, 1970
    Johnny Cash makes his acting debut in "The Trail Of Tears," a PBS show co-starring Jack Palance that documents the plight of Georgia Cherokees, banished from their home by the American government. Cash is part Cherokee
    May 1, 1970
    Charlie Daniels sits in on a most auspicious recording session in New York. He plays bass alongside drummer Russ Kunkel for Bob Dylan and George Harrison. The tracks are never officially released, although they appear widely on bootlegs
    May 2, 1970
    Marty Robbins is wedded to the #1 position on the Billboard country singles chart with "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife." Among the single's supporting musicians is guitarist Charlie Daniels
    May 2, 1970
    Glen Campbell appears on the cover of TV Guide
    May 3, 1970
    Roger Miller is a guest on the ABC variety series "The Engelbert Humperdinck Show"
    May 4, 1970
    Dolly Parton records the Jimmie Rodgers classic "Mule Skinner Blues" at Nashville's RCA Studio B
    May 4, 1970
    Joe Walsh, a future member of The Eagles, watches police gun down four students at Kent State University in Ohio
    May 4, 1970
    The "Midnight Cowboy" soundtrack earns a gold album from the RIAA. It includes Nilsson's "Everybody's Talkin'," heralded among country's all-time greatest singles in the Country Music Foundation book "Heartaches By The Number"
    May 5, 1970
    Mel Tillis records "Heaven Everyday" in Nashville
    May 5, 1970
    The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's John McEuen and his wife, Kae McEuen, welcome their first son, Noel McEuen

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