Entertainer Little Richard is born December 5, 1932. Richard joins Tammy Wynette and George Jones at a BMI Awards ceremony (above) in 1975.
On February 8, 1975, Epic Records released “(You Make Me Want Be) A Mother” by Tammy Wynette. It was her 30th single release and would peak at #4. The song would make its debut on her third Greatest Hits album, also released in February, 1975.
In late January, 1975, Charlie Rich released a cover of the David Houston/Tammy Wynette hit, “My Elusive Dreams” from his 1974 album, The Silver Fox. Rich’s version would peak at #3 on the country charts, eight years after Tammy and Houston scored their only number one duet together.
On January 8, 1975, Tammy Wynette filed for divorce from George Jones. “Mr. & Mrs. Country Music” had reached ‘happy never after.’
“And we all lived happy never after
For we just put the castle up for sale.
But I guess that I will always be a dreamer,
For I still believe in fairytales
- Tammy Wynette, “I Still Believe in Fairytales” (1975)
The original Epic album Christmas with Tammy is repackaged for distribution in the UK in 1975 as Christmas With Tammy Wynette.
On May 17, 1975, “Stand By Your Man” reached the top of the UK song charts where it would remain the number one song for three weeks. Only Rod Stewart and Queen would have bigger hits that year in Great Britain. Epic Records released a 14-song album with original album artwork based on Tammy Wynette’s 1972 album cover, My Man.