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Wednesday, 26 October 1988

waylonJennings Waylon Jennings is hospitalized in Tustin, California, when blood clots are discovered in arteries near his heart. The singer decided to be tested after experiencing chest pains on stage RolandNote

Tuesday, 26 October 1999

hoyt axton Hoyt Axton dies in Victor, Montana, following several heart attacks. The son of "Heartbreak Hotel" writer Mae Boren Axton, the singer-songwriter earned two country hits in 1974 and wrote pop hits for Three Dog Night, Ringo Starr and Steppenwolf RolandNote

Thursday, 26 October 2000

Garth-Brooks-sm Garth Brooks announces his plans to retire from touring during a party to celebrate his certification for sales of 100 million albums at Nashville's Gaylord Entertainment Center. Brooks says he'll record one more album before he quits RolandNote

Friday, 26 October 2001

haggard Merle Haggard experiences chest pains during a show in San Angelo, Texas, and cancels two concerts, returning to his California home for rest RolandNote

Saturday, 26 October 2002

Statler-Brothers The Statler Brothers head into retirement, playing their final date as a touring act at the Salem Civic Center in Virginia. Their last song: "Amazing Grace" RolandNote

Friday, 26 October 2007

Porter-Wagoner sm Porter Wagoner, suffering from inoperable lung cancer, is released from a Nashville hospital and provided care at Alive Hospice RolandNote

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

johnny-cash-08 The Folsom City Council renames the Folsom Lake Trail as the Johnny Cash Folsom Prison Blues Trail RolandNote

Friday, 26 October 2012

donwilliams Don Williams cancels a handful of concerts in the Northwest as he battles an upper respiratory infection RolandNote

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