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  • Oct 14, 1969
    A story in the  University of Michigan's newspaper reports on the underground myth that Paul McCartney is dead, propelling the rumor to greater prominence. The story's author will become a founding member of Riders In The Sky: Fred "Too Slim" LaBour
    Oct 22, 1969
    "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" songwriter Paul McCartney issues a statement insisting that, contrary to a popular rumor, he is very much alive
    Apr 10, 1970
    Paul McCartney announces he is leaving The Beatles, folding the Fab Four. Several of the band's songs are remade as country hits, including the McCartney co-writes "I Feel Fine" and "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party"
    Sep 13, 1971
    "I Feel Fine" songwriter Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda, have a daughter, Stella McCartney, in London. She earns recognition as a fashion designer as an adult
    Aug 10, 1972
    "I Feel Fine" songwriter Paul McCartney and his wife, Linda, are arrested after a concert in Gothenburg, Sweden, and charged with drug possession
    Sep 20, 1972
    Police raid the farm of "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" songwriter Paul McCartney, where they discover he's growing marijuana
    Mar 8, 1973
    Paul McCartney is arrested for growing pot on his Scotland farm. The former Beatle will earn country hits when his songs "I Feel Fine" and "I Don't Want To Spoil The Party" are remade by Sweethearts Of The Rodeo and Rosanne Cash, respectively
    Jun 6, 1974
    Paul McCartney arrives in Nashville for a one-month vacation and rehearsal for a tour with his band, Wings. He stays at the home of "Green, Green Grass Of Home" songwriter Curly Putman
    Jun 16, 1974
    Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton perform at Opryland in a show that Parton calls "the last time we'll play together." Parton dedicates the final song to Wagoner in front of an audience that includes Paul McCartney
    Jun 28, 1974
    Paul McCartney is introduced to fans at the Grand Ole Opry by Roy Acuff. The former Beatle is on an extended vacation in Nashville, staying at a house owned by songwriter Curly Putman

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