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Garth Brooks' "Rodeo" went to No. 1 in Radio & Records, 1991. The first International Bluegrass Music Awards staged in Owensboro, Ky., 1990.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly Today in Music package for Sept. 28-Oct. 4.
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Country Music News

Gene Autry recorded "South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)," 1939. Bobby Gentry's single, "Ode To Billie Joe," certified gold, 1967.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include John Stewart of the Kingston Trio, who was born in 1939 (age 63); Joe "Speedo" Frazier of The Impalas in 1943 (age 59); Al Stewart in 1945 (age 57); the late Freddie Mercury of Queen was born in 1946; Buddy Miles and Loudon Wainw
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

A weekly package of This Week in Music for Aug. 31-Sept. 6.
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Shania Twain born in Windsor, Ontario, 1965. LeAnn Rimes born in Jackson, Miss., 1982. George Strait's first No. 1 single, "Fool Hearted Memory," charted, 1982.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

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Gene Autry joined the U.S. Army Air Corps in 1942. Jimmie Osborne recorded "God Please Protect America" in 1950. Jeannie C. Riley recorded "Harper Valley P.T.A." in 1968.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(July 26)
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

(July 20)
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THIS DAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
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TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Thurs., April 18) Gene Autry recorded "Back in the Saddle Again" in 1936. Milton Brown died from injuries suffered in a car accident in Texas in 1936. He was 32.
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 18) Today's birthdays include Clarence "Gatermouth" Brown, who was born in 1924; Manfred Mann guitarist Mike Vickers in 1942 (age 60); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 13) Today's birthdays include Chambers Brothers percussionist Lester Chambers, who was born in 1940 (age 62); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 6) Today's birthdays include country's Merle Haggard, who was born in 1937; Michelle Phillips, formerly of the Mamas and the Papas, in 1944 (age 58); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 6) Today's birthdays include country's Merle Haggard, who was born in 1937; Michelle Phillips, formerly of the Mamas and the Papas, in 1944 (age 58); ...
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International
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Gene Autry
Reggie Jackson poses with his new California Angels cap and number 44 along with Chairman of the Board and President Gene Autry at the angel Stadium before the media in Anaheim on January 26, 1982. (UPI Photo/Bill Hormell/Files)
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Orvon Grover Autry (September 29, 1907 – October 2, 1998), better known as Gene Autry, was an American performer who gained fame as The Singing Cowboy on the radio, in movies and on television for more than three decades beginning in the 1930s. Autry was also owner of the Los Angeles/California Angels Major League Baseball team from 1961 to 1997, a television station and several radio stations in Southern California.

Although his signature song was "Back in the Saddle Again," Autry is best known today for his Christmas holiday songs, "Here Comes Santa Claus" (which he wrote), "Frosty the Snowman," and his biggest hit, "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."

He is a member of both the Country Music and Nashville Songwriters halls of fame, and is the only celebrity to have five stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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