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  • Aug 2, 1952
    Katie Porter, the mother of Broadway composer Cole Porter, dies of a cerebral hemorrhage. Her son wrote the 1945 country hit "Don't Fence Me In"
    Aug 4, 1952
    Capitol releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Blackberry Boogie"
    Aug 4, 1952
    Decca releases Ernest Tubb's "Fortunes In Memories"
    Aug 6, 1952
    Lying about his age to get the job, 17-year-old Elvis Presley is hired by the Upholsteries Specialties Company
    Aug 7, 1952
    Eddy Arnold records "I'd Trade All Of My Tomorrows (For Just One Yesterday)" and "Older And Bolder" at the RCA Studios in New York
    Aug 8, 1952
    Hank Snow records "The Gal Who Invented Kissin'" and "I Went To Your Wedding" at the RCA Studio in New York
    Aug 8, 1952
    Drummer Anton Fig is born in Cape Town, South Africa. Best known for his work on David Letterman's late-night show, he plays on Rosanne Cash's "Hold On"
    Aug 9, 1952
    Hank Williams misses a scheduled appearance on the Grand Ole Opry. Two days later, Opry manager Jim Denny fires Williams
    Aug 11, 1952
    Roy Acuff makes the cover of Newsweek
    Aug 11, 1952
    Grand Ole Opry manager Jim Denny fires Hank Williams from the Opry after the troubled singer, already on thin ice, missed an August 9 Opry appearance

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