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By DICK KELSEY, United Press International  |  Nov. 4, 2002 at 5:00 AM
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TODAY IN COUNTRY MUSIC HISTORY

(Monday, Nov. 4)

Delbert McClinton born in Lubbock, Texas, 1940.

The first country music show on Broadway in New York begins a one-week run at the Palace Theatre, starring Roy Acuff and Kitty Wells, 1955.

Kim Forester of the Forester Sisters born in Lookout Mountain, Ga., 1960.

Hank Williams Jr. debuts at Carnegie Hall, 1981.

Guitarist Phil Baugh, age 53, died in Nashville, 1990.


MUSIC AND MORE


PURPORTED ELVIS HAIR ON AUCTION BLOCK

A jar full of dyed-black hair said to have come from the head of Elvis Presley is being auctioned off, and it could bring a king's ransom.

The clippings, purportedly collected by Presley's barber in Memphis, are on the block through Nov. 15 at online auctioneer mastronet.com.

As of late Sunday, the top bid was $17,717. The opening bid was $10,000. Some memorabilia experts believe the bidding could reach $100,000, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Presley's barber, Homer Gilleland, reportedly gave the clippings to Memphis retiree Tom Morgan before he died in 1995. Morgan, whose credentials are detailed at mastronet.com, wants to sell the hair to raise money for his retirement.


BILL CARLISLE DEDICATES HALL HONOR TO BROTHER

When 94-year-old Bill Carlisle is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame this week, he'll dedicate the honor to his late brother.

Speaking through bandmate George Riddle, the wheelchair-bound Carlisle tells CMT.com he wants to extend the induction to brother Cliff Carlisle, his longtime singing partner with whom he performed and recorded from the late 1930s to 1950.

Carlisle and Porter Wagoner will be inducted into the Hall of Fame during the nationally televised CMA Awards show Wednesday night.

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