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  • Sep 1, 1970
    Elvis Presley is made a special deputy in the state of Tennessee, a designation that allows him to carry firearms legally
    Sep 1, 1970
    RCA releases Charley Pride's "I Can't Believe That You've Stopped Loving Me"
    Sep 1, 1970
    On the day he turns 23, The Bee Gees' Barry Gibb marries his second wife, Linda Gray. He goes on to write such country hits as "Islands In The Stream," "Come On Over" and "Rest Your Love On Me"
    Sep 1, 1970
    Harmonica player Jimmie Riddle, of Roy Acuff's Smoky Mountain Boys, begins taking regular absences from the band to participate in tapings of "Hee Haw." Guitarist Jackie Phelps quits the band entirely as the comedic duo, Riddle & Phelps, becomes a regular feature on the show
    Sep 2, 1970
    Epic releases David Houston and Barbara Mandrell's "After Closing Time"
    Sep 5, 1970
    Curley Williams dies in Montgomery, Alabama. He wrote Hank Williams' "Half As Much," and recorded for Columbia as the leader of the Georgia Peach Pickers
    Sep 5, 1970
    Hank Williams Jr. and the Mike Curb Congregation hit #1 on Billboard's country singles chart with "All For The Love Of Sunshine"
    Sep 7, 1970
    Bobby Bare and Tom T. Hall hear Johnny Rodriguez sing at San Antonio's Alamo Village theme park. They lay the groundwork for Rodriguez to move to Nashville, where he becomes a member of Hall's band
    Sep 7, 1970
    Songwriter Dave Pahanish is born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He writes Jimmy Wayne's "Do You Believe Me Now" and Toby Keith's "American Ride"
    Sep 7, 1970
    Leon Ashley and Margie Singleton perform at the Southern 500 NASCAR race at the Darlington Raceway in South Carolina. Buddy Baker takes the checkered flag

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