A Day in Music - October 17th

Today in country music history:

1997 - Rapper Warren G sued Garth Brooks, claiming Garth infringed on the rapper's trademark circled "g" logo.

1991 - Music legend Tennessee Ernie Ford died at age 72.

 

Birthdays:

Earl Thomas Conley - singer, "Holdin' Her and Lovin' You"

Alan Jackson - singer-songwriter, "Gone Country," "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," "Drive (For Daddy Gene)," "Don't Rock the Jukebox"

Floyd Cramer (1933-1997) - piano player. Played on Elvis Presley’s "Heartbreak Hotel" and just about every record that came out of Nashville in the '60s and '70s.

 

Image: Pearl Records

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