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  • Sep 24, 1941
    Linda Eastman is born in Scarsdale, New York. She eventually marries Beatle Paul McCartney, who earns a pair of country hits as a songwriter during the 1980s
    Jun 18, 1942
    Paul McCartney is born in Liverpool, England. Several Beatles songs become country hits: "Something," by Johnny Rodriguez; "I Feel Fine," by Sweethearts Of The Rodeo; and "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party," by Rosanne Cash
    Jul 6, 1957
    John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet at a church picnic in Liverpool, England, where McCartney writes out the words of "Be-Bop-A-Lula" for Lennon. The two go on to form The Beatles, whose repertoire yields several country hits
    Oct 18, 1957
    Paul McCartney makes his first appearance with The Quarry Men at the New Clubmoor Hall in Liverpool, England. The group goes on to become The Beatles, and several of their songs emerge as country hits
    Mar 1, 1958
    Buddy Holly arrives in London for a 25-day tour of Britain which will be witnessed by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton, Graham Nash and Elton John. Within months, Holly produces Waylon Jennings' first recording session
    May 3, 1960
    Gene Vincent performs at the Liverpool Stadium in England. In attendance: future Beatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney
    Nov 30, 1960
    After setting a fire to establish light at a club and leaving with the blaze still burning, Paul McCartney is accused of arson and deported from Hamburg, Germany, back to England. Within five years, he co-writes two songs destined to become country hits
    Aug 23, 1962
    John Lennon, of The Beatles, marries Cynthia Powell, with bandmate Paul McCartney serving as best man. Lennon & McCartney are credited with several country hits as songwriters, including "I Feel Fine" and "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party"
    Jul 15, 1963
    The Beatles' Paul McCartney, driving on the left side of the road in England, receives a speeding ticket. It's accompanied by a fine of 17 pounds
    Aug 25, 1963
    Beatle Paul McCartney is fined 31 pounds for speeding and has his drivers license suspended for one year. He goes on to have songwriting credits on the country hits "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" and "I Feel Fine"

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