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  • Sep 2, 1912
    Western swing fiddler Rex Call is born. He plays on hits by the Sons Of The Pioneers, Spade Cooley and Tex Williams, including the 1947 million-seller "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)"
    Oct 18, 1912
    Fiddler Max Fidler is born. He plays on Tex Williams' 1947 hit "Suspicion"
    Mar 23, 1913
    Jim Anglin is born in Franklin, Tennessee. Joined siblings Jack and Red in The Anglin Brothers, Jim Anglin co-writes "Ashes Of Love," as well as two Kitty Wells duets with Red Foley, "One By One" and "You And Me"
    Jun 14, 1913
    Songwriter/musician Arrett "Rusty" Keefer is born. An associate of Bill Haley, he writes Carl Smith's "Dog-Gone It, Baby, I'm In Love" and is a member of The Pinetoppers, playing on the group's only hit, 1950's "Mockin' Bird Hill"
    Dec 13, 1913
    Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" is recovered two years after it was stolen. The painting inspires Moon Mullican's "Mona Lisa" and David Allan Coe's "Mona Lisa Lost Her Smile," and provides a key lyric for T.G. Sheppard's "Only One You"
    Feb 9, 1914
    Ernest Tubb is born near Crisp, Texas. A 1965 inductee in the Country Music Hall of Fame, the Grand Ole Opry member sires singer/songwriter Justin Tubb
    May 24, 1914
    Tootsie Bess is born. She gains fame as the owner of Tootsie's Orchid Lounge, a bar near the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville that becomes the stomping grounds for such artists and songwriters as Willie Nelson, Roger Miller, Harlan Howard and Mel Tillis
    Jul 4, 1914
    Gordon Rouse is born. With siblings Ervin and Earl, he forms The Rouse Brothers, who record the original version of the fiddle tune "Orange Blossom Special"
    Sep 14, 1914
    Mae Boren Axton is born in Bardwell, Texas. The mother of Hoyt Axton is best known as the writer of Elvis Presley's "Heartbreak Hotel"
    Dec 31, 1914
    Rose Carter is born in Snyder, Oklahoma. She joins the family gospel group The Chuck Wagon Gang, whose "After The Sunrise" is named among country's 500 greatest singles in the Country Music Foundation's "Heartaches By The Number"

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