This Day in Music History

30 Oct 2016

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Background

American songwriter Curly Putman died aged 85. He wrote ‘Green, Green Grass of Home’ which was covered by many artists including: Elvis Presley, Johnny Darrell, Gram Parsons, Joan Baez, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash, Porter Wagoner, Merle Haggard, Joe Tex and Tom Jones. He also co-wrote (with Bobby Braddock), ‘D-I-V-O-R-C-E’ made famous by Tammy Wynette.

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Historical Facts

29 Oct 1965

"The Autobiography of Malcolm X" is published On October 29, 1965, nine months after its subject’s assassination, The Autobiography of Malcolm X is first published. The non-traditional autobiography of a singular figure in Black history, the book tells the story and establishes some of the core elements of the legacy of the slain civil rights leader.

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