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  • Aug 1, 1978
    "Something" songwriter George Harrison and his wife, Olivia Harrison, welcome their only son, Dhani Harrison, in Windsor, England
    Aug 2, 1978
    Neil Young, the author of Waylon Jennings' "Are You Ready For The Country," marries his second wife, Pegi Morton, at his home in Malibu, California
    Aug 2, 1978
    "The Magic Of Lassie" appears in American theaters, with Debby Boone singing the theme song, "When You're Loved"
    Aug 2, 1978
    "Harper Valley P.T.A.," a movie based on the Jeannie C. Riley hit, opens in Los Angeles with Barbara Eden in the starring role
    Aug 2, 1978
    The Nick Nolte film "Who'll Stop The Rain" debuts in theaters. The movie's soundtrack features Del Reeves' "The Philadelphia Fillies," Slim Whitman's "I'll Step Down" and Hank Snow's "The Golden Rocket," plus music by Don McLean, Jackie DeShannon and Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Aug 5, 1978
    Kenny Rogers earns a #1 country single in Billboard with "Love Or Something Like It"
    Aug 5, 1978
    Drummer Whit Sellers is born. He becomes a member of Old Dominion, co-writing "Break Up With Him" and "Make It Sweet" as the group racks up multiple Vocal Group of the Year honors
    Aug 6, 1978
    Marty Robbins finishes 38th in the Talladega 500 driving a 1978 Dodge Magnum at the Alabama International Speedway
    Aug 7, 1978
    John Conlee records "Lady Lay Down" at Nashville's Woodland Sound
    Aug 7, 1978
    Capitol releases Gene Watson's "One-Sided Conversation"

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