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Monday, 21 August 1961

George Jones - Tender Years

Saturday, 21 August 1965

Roy Drusky & Priscilla Mitchell - Yes Mr Peters

Saturday, 21 August 1976

Mickey Gilley - Bring It On Home To Me

Saturday, 21 August 1982

Sylvia - Nobody

Saturday, 21 August 1993

Doug Stone - Why Didn't I Think Of That

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Monday, 21 August 1950

hank snow Hank Snow records "Rhumba Boogie" and "The Golden Rocket" during a late-night session at Nashville's Brown Radio Productions RolandNote

Saturday, 21 August 1965

waylonJennings Waylon Jenning's chart debut with "That's The Chance I'll Have To Take"

Tuesday, 21 August 1973

paycheck Johnny Paycheck records "Song And Dance Man" during a 2 p.m. session at the Columbia Recording Studios in Nashville RolandNote

Thursday, 21 August 1975

elvis-presley-70sm Elvis Presley enters Memphis' Baptist Memorial Hospital, suffering from "fatigue" RolandNote
kenny-rogers Kenny Rogers holds his first session in a new contract with United Artists Records at the Jack Clement Studios in Nashville RolandNote

Saturday, 21 August 1976

elvis-presley-70sm RCA announces Elvis Presley's record sales have topped 400 million units RolandNote

Sunday, 21 August 1977

ronnie mcdowell Just five days after Elvis Presley's death, Scorpion Records releases a tribute record, Ronnie McDowell's "The King Is Gone" RolandNote

Monday, 21 August 1978

people elvis "The Elvis Legend: One Year Later": The King is gone, but he's remembered on the cover of "People" magazine RolandNote

Tuesday, 21 August 1979

cdb The classic "Devil Went Down To Georgia" certified Gold

Saturday, 21 August 1993

john denver John Denver is charged with drunk driving. The charge is later reduced to driving while ability-impaired, and he pays a $372 fine RolandNote

Sunday, 21 August 1994

john denver Exactly one year after his first drunk driving charge, John Denver is charged again after he plows his Porsche into a tree in Aspen, Colorado RolandNote

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