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  • Jan 4, 1916
    Composer Lionel Newman is born in New Haven, Connecticut. An Oscar-winning contributor to more than 200 movies and TV shows, he writes the theme to "River Of No Return," a 1954 country hit for Tennessee Ernie Ford
    Jan 11, 1916
    Western swing fiddler Andrew "Cactus" Soldi is born. He appears on a series of hits by Spade Cooley and Tex Williams, including the million-selling "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)"
    Jan 15, 1916
    Bandleader Hugh Gibb is born in Manchester, England. Three of his sons--Barry and twins Robin and Maurice Gibb--form the pop act The Bee Gees. The kids also collectively write country hits for Conway Twitty, Olivia Newton-John, Kenny Rogers and Susie Allanson
    Jan 21, 1916
    Bass player Ed Duncan is born in Texas. He plays on several sessions at the Jim Beck Studios in Dallas for Marty Robbins and Lefty Frizzell

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