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TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY (Fri., April 19) The first WLS National Barn Dance was broadcast in 1924. Roy Acuff's Top 5 single, "(Our Own) Jole Blon" debuted on the chart in 1947.
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 21)
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Jan. 19) Today's birthdays include Phil Everly, one-half of the Everly Brothers, who was born in 1939 (age 63); Janis Joplin in 1943; Shelley Fabares in 1944 (age 58); Rod Evans of Deep Purple in 1945 (age 57); Dolly Parton in 1946 (age 56); Hot Chocolat
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

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Today is Monday, Dec. 31, the 365th and last day of 2001.
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Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Dec. 31)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Dec. 31.
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Country Music News

TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY
By United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(Dec. 29)
PENNY NELSON BARTHOLOMEW, United Press International

A Blast From The Past

Today is Dec. 31.
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Eric Hilliard Nelson (May 8, 1940 – December 31, 1985), better known as Ricky Nelson or Rick Nelson, was an American singer-songwriter, instrumentalist, and actor. He placed fifty-three songs on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1957 and 1973, including "Poor Little Fool", which happens to be the first No. 1 on the chart and nineteen other top-ten hits, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on January 21, 1987.

Nelson began his entertainment career in 1949 playing himself in the radio sitcom series, The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, and, in 1952, appeared in his first feature film, Here Come the Nelsons. In 1957, he recorded his first single, debuted as a singer on the television version of the sitcom, and recorded a number one album, Ricky. In 1958, Nelson recorded his first number one single, "Poor Little Fool", and, in 1959, received a Golden Globe Most Promising Male Newcomer nomination after starring in the western film, Rio Bravo. A few films followed, and, when the television series was cancelled in 1966, Nelson made occasional appearances as a guest star on various television programs.

Nelson and Sharon Kristin Harmon were married on April 20, 1963, and divorced in December 1982. They had four children: Tracy Kristine, twin sons Gunnar Eric and Matthew Gray, and Sam Hilliard. On February 14, 1981, a son (Eric Crewe) was born to Nelson and Georgeann Crewe. A blood test in 1985 confirmed Nelson was the child's father. Nelson was engaged to Helen Blair at the time of his death in an airplane crash on December 31, 1985.

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