Today, July 26, 2012, I recall a day 44 years ago when I was at KCKN in Kansas City and received a call from former KCKN deejay Early Williams, who was working in Nashville for Shelby Singleton at Plantation Records. Early told me he had a acetate (a record-looking, round object on which test pressings were issued) to send me of a new singer and a song written by Tom T. Hall, who had had some success already as a writer-singer. The song was HARPER VALLEY P.T.A., and I was the first to play it. It was an immediate smash and very quickly became a number one country and pop hit. It went on to sell eight million copies.