This Day in Music History

11 Aug 2008

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Background

Don Helms a steel guitarist best known as the steel guitar player of Hank Williams’ Drifting Cowboys died aged 81. Helms was a featured musician on over 100 Hank Williams recordings and went on to play on many classic country hits, including Patsy Cline’s ‘Walking After Midnight,’ Stonewall Jackson’s ‘Waterloo,’ the Louvin Brothers’ ‘Cash on the Barrelhead,’ Lefty Frizzell’s ‘Long Black Veil’ and Loretta Lynn’s ‘Blue Kentucky Girl.’

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Virginia and Leonard Woolf marry On August 10, 1912, Virginia Stephen, 30, marries Leonard Woolf, 31, at a registry office in London. Virginia Woolf, born in 1882, grew up surrounded by intellectuals. Her father was a writer and philosopher, and her mother was a British aristocrat. The family developed close friendships with other intellectuals and writers. Their circle of friends came to be called the Bloomsbury group, a leisured set […]

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