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  • Oct 28, 1934
    Johnny Western is born in Two Harbors, Minnesota. He writes and performs the theme song to the 1957 TV series "Have Gun, Will Travel," appears in 50 western films and works as an emcee for Johnny Cash in the early-1960s
    Oct 28, 1933
    Singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie marries Mary Jennings at the Holy Souls' Catholic Church in Pampa, Texas
    Oct 28, 1931
    The Delmore Brothers meet country pioneers Fiddlin' John Carson and reverend Andrew Jenkins at an audition in Atlanta. They have an impromptu performance en masse while waiting for what turns out to be the Delmores' first recording session
    Oct 28, 1930
    Guitarist Tommy Tomlinson is born in Hampton, Arkansas. He appears on most of Johnny Horton's recordings, including "Sink The Bismarck," "North To Alaska" and "The Battle Of New Orleans"
    Oct 28, 1929
    Singer/songwriter Mitchell Torok is born in Houston, Texas. He has a pair of hits in the mid-1950s and writes Jim Reeves' first hit, "Mexican Joe"
    Oct 28, 1929
    Ray Hall secures copyright for "Moonlight And Skies," which Jimmie Rodgers records the following summer. Hall later balks when Rodgers tries to pay him a standard fee for the song
    Oct 28, 1925
    Vince Gill's mother, Jerene Kachelman, is born
    Oct 28, 1917
    Bill Bolick is born in Hickory, North Carolina. With younger brother Earl Bolick, he forms The Blue Sky Boys, who begin recording in 1935 and maintain an influential career into the 1960s
    Oct 28, 1857
    J.B. Monroe is born in Ohio County, Kentucky. As an adult, he fathers bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe

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