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Dolly On Oscars, Lefty Frizzell Born-Today In Country History

The Music and Memories of March 31

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1981- Dolly Parton performs ’9 to 5‘ on the Oscars.  The song is nominated for Best Original Song.  That same night, Sissy Spacek wins an Academy Award for playing the part of Loretta Lynn in the movie ‘Coal Miner’s Daughter.’

1962- Patsy Cline is at No. 1 with ‘She’s Got You.’

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Lefty Frizzell, 1928.  Lefty becomes one of the biggest charting superstars next to Hank Williams, Sr. in the ’50s.  In 1950 he goes to No. 1 with his first hit, ‘If You’ve Got The Money I’ve Got The Time.’  Then, he racks up hits with his own compisitions ‘I Love You A Thousand Ways’ ‘Always Late (With Your Kisses)’ and ‘Mom and Dad’s Waltz.’  Lefty dies of a stroke in 1975 at the young age of 47.  Lefty’s younger brother, David Frizzell, also has a career in Country Music.

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