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  • Jun 27, 1932
    Guitarist Billy Thompson is born. He becomes a member of Hank Thompson's Brazos Valley Boys during the 1960s
    Jun 27, 1926
    Steel player Ivan "Little Roy" Wiggins is born in Nashville. He plays on more than 50 Eddy Arnold hits, including "Take Me In Your Arms And Hold Me," "Texarkana Baby" and "Bouquet Of Roses"
    Jun 27, 1925
    Songwriter Doc Pomus is born in New York. Pomus specializes in pop/rock/R&B songs, but several of them become country records, including "Little Sister," by Dwight Yoakam; and "Save The Last Dance For Me," by Emmylou Harris
    Jun 27, 1924
    Julie Bedra is born in Old Forge, Pennsylvania. Nicknamed the Queen of the Yodelers, she becomes one of country music's first female stars, with the stage name Rosalie Allen, earning several hits in the post-War era
    Jun 27, 1924
    Lloyd George--alias Ken Martin--is born in Haleyville, Alabama. A sideman for Eddy Arnold, he's the first to play "Lonzo" in the Grand Ole Opry comedy act Lonzo & Oscar, best-known for the twisted in-bred bit, "I'm My Own Grandpa"
    Jun 27, 1921
    Steel guitarist Red Murrell is born in Willow Springs, Missouri. He plays on several Hank Thompson singles, including "Whoa Sailor," "The Grass Looks Greener Over Yonder" and "Soft Lips," plus the Jack Guthrie single "Oklahoma Hills"
    Jun 27, 1913
    Elton Britt is born in Zack, Arkansas. A long-shot presidential candidate in 1960, the yodeling performer sells more than a million copies of his World War II-era single “There's A Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere"
    Jun 27, 1913
    Cajun accordion player Nathan Abshire is born in Gueydan, Louisiana. His 1949 recording of "Pine Grove Blues" is heralded in the Country Music Foundation's "Heartaches By The Number" among the 500 greatest country singles in history
    Jun 27, 1900
    Bass player Milt Mabie is born in Midland, Texas. He marries the leader of Louise Massey & The Westerners, grabbing five crossover hits during the 1930s and '40s

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