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Roy Clark Sings for Mickey Mantle, Bobby Helms Born – Today In Country History

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The Music and Memories of Aug. 15

1995- Roy Clark performs ‘Yesterday, When I Was Young’ at the funeral for Mickey Mantle.

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Jimmy Webb, 1946. Legendary songwriter pens classics like ‘Highwayman’ ‘Witchita Lineman’ and ‘By The Time I Get To Phoenix.’

Don Rich, 1941. Buck Owens’ back-up vocalist and lead guitar player.  Don dies in 1974. 

Bobby Helms, 1933. Hits include ‘My Special Angel’ ‘Fraulein’ and ‘Jingle Bell Rock.’  Bobby dies in 1997 at age 61.

Rose Maddox, 1925. Rose fronts the California-based Maddox Brothers & Rose in the 1940s and ’50s.

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