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Last updated 9/15/2018 at 5:59pm

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1961: "Big Bad John," the coal miner's anthem written by Jimmy Dean and Roy Acuff, had been released and was headed to the top of the Billboard charts.

It begins:

"Every morning at the mine you could see him arrive

"He stood 6-foo...

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