2003 – Felice Bryant dies

On this day, Nashville songwriter Felice Bryant died. Bryant, who was born in Milwaukee, wrote with her late husband, Boudleaux Bryant, "Bye Bye Love" and other Everly Brothers hits as well as the hand-clapping bluegrass standard "Rocky Top". Bryant and her husband wrote or co-wrote 800 recorded songs by more than 500 vocalists.  The Bryants were elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1991 and inducted into the National Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1986. [Source: ]