Tarantula Named After Johnny Cash

1923 – Singer/songwriter Claude King was born in Keithville, Louisiana. King was best known for his million selling 1962 hit, “Wolverton Mountain”.

1929 – Session drummer Hal Blaine is born. Known for his work with the Wrecking Crew in California, Blaine has played on fifty #1 hits and worked with numerous artists, including: Glen Campbell, Elvis Presley, John Denver, The Byrds, Simon & Garfunkel, The Carpenters, and The Beach Boys.

1941 – Country music singer Henson Cargill is born. Cargill is best known for the 1968 #1 hit, “Skip a Rope”.

1971 – Country singer/songwriter Sara Evans is born in Boonville, Missouri. Evans scored the 1999 US #1 Country hit “No Place That Far.” Her fifth #1 hit, “A Little Bit Stronger”, was co-written by Hillary Scott of Lady Antebellum.

2016 – A new species of black tarantula that resides near Folsom Prison, California, is named after Johnny Cash (pictured). Aphonopelma johnnycashi was among 14 new tarantula species from the southern US which were described by biologists in the journal ZooKeys.


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