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Tuesday, 22 October 1963

webb pierce sm  Thieves in St. Louis steal a saddle embedded with 65 silver dollars from Webb Pierce's car while the singer appears on an all-night radio show. Police later find the saddle--minus the silver dollars RolandNote
 dac David Allan Coe begins serving a four-year prison sentence at the Ohio State Penitentiary, for car theft, possession of obscene materials and possession of burglary tools. He later claims he killed a fellow inmate during his incarceration RolandNote

Friday, 22 October 1965

TexRitter Fire breaks out in Tex Ritter's room at the Andrew Jackson Hotel in downtown Nashville. Ritter loses his guitar, several hunting rifles and new cowboy outfits made in England and Hong Kong RolandNote

Thursday, 22 October 1970

elvis-presley-70sm Elvis Presley applies for a gun permit in California RolandNote

Thursday, 22 October 1981

kenny-rogers Kenny Rogers files a breach of contract lawsuit against Capitol Records and Liberty RolandNote

Saturday, 22 October 1988

johnny-cash-08 Winchester, Virginia, declares Johnny Cash Day as the Man In Black performs a benefit concert at the Handley High School Auditorium RolandNote

Monday, 22 October 1990

george-jones sm George Jones is hospitalized in Huntsville, Alabama, with pneumonia RolandNote

Sunday, 22 October 1995

steve sanders On the bus headed back to Nashville, Steve Sanders resigns from The Oak Ridge Boys, feeling press coverage of his current wife's conflicts with his ex-wife would become a p.r. burden to the group. He promises to remain until the end of the year RolandNote

Wednesday, 22 October 1997

johnny-cash-08 During a book signing for "Cash: The Autobiography," Johnny Cash attracts about 400 people to Nashville's Davis-Kidd Booksellers, including George Jones, Ralph Emery, Tom T. Hall and Billy Ray Cyrus RolandNote

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

lorrie-morgan Lorrie Morgan files for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in Nashville, claiming assets between $500,000 and $1 million with debts in excess of $1 million RolandNote

Friday, 22 October 2010

donwilliams Don Williams is treated for bronchitis at a Kentucky hospital, forcing him to miss his induction two days later into the Country Music Hall of Fame RolandNote

Saturday, 22 October 2011

MARTINA mcbride sm Martina McBride flips a switch at Nashville's Grand Ole Opry House turning the Opry backdrop pink in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month RolandNote
 Willie Nelson Willie Nelson's 1986 Eagle tour bus sells for $47,000 at the Toronto Fall Classic Car Auction in Mississauga, Ontario RolandNote
 Loretta lynn sm Loretta Lynn is hospitalized with pneumonia, forcing the cancellation of several shows RolandNote

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