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Nov. 20: That title is by no means a description of Dolly Rebecca Parton. It was, however, her first chart hit and one of the songs she recorded for Monument Records that brought her to the attention of future boss and duet partner Porter Wagoner.

By the time this record was released in January 1967, Dolly was already making a name for herself as a songwriter, with hits “Put it Off Until Tomorrow” (Bill Phillips) “Fuel to the Flame” (Skeeter Davis) and “I’m in No Condition” (Hank Williams Jr.) to her credit. But “Dumb Blonde” was not her composition; it was written by Curly Putman, who would go on to create some of country’s most memorable songs, including two classic collaborations with Bobby Braddock: “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” and “He Stopped Loving Her Today.”

Parton, of course, would achieve super-duper stardom in music, television, philanthropy and just good old fashioned pop culture. You can learn anything you’d want to know about her on her Wikipedia page. Or at the Country Music Hall of Fame site. Or at the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame site, where you can also learn more about Curly Putman.

Including the fact that today’s his 79th birthday.

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