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Nov. 22: Last month we heard ol’ Conway at his honky-tonk finest on an early effort in the country phase of his career. Fast-forwarding 16 years to 1983, we find him in the studio on this date, laying down a wistful interpretation of a great Harlan Howard composition, and adding to his reputation as the best friend a song ever had.

“I Don’t Know A Thing About Love” is one of Twitty’s 44 records to top a Billboard chart during his 36-year career. By then his voice was wizened enough to credibly speak for a philosophical moon. I’ve always liked this song, not just for Conway’s performance but for the clever idea behind it. It’s clear they didn’t put Harlan Howard — or Conway Twitty — in the Country Music Hall of Fame for nothing.

You can look back at earlier 3 Chords a Day posts to learn more about the singer and the songwriter.