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  • Jan 3, 1917
    Leon McAuliffe is born in Houston. He plays steel guitar for Bob Wills' Texas Playboys from 1935-1942, then earns an instrumental hit on his own in 1949 with "Panhandle Rag." His Wills credits include "Right Or Wrong" and "Cherokee Maiden"
    Jan 10, 1917
    Actor John Raitt is born in Santa Ana, California. His offspring includes Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member Bonnie Raitt, who provides vocal support on Vince Gill's 1987 hit "Let's Do Something"
    Jan 10, 1917

    Producer Jerry Wexler is born in Manhattan. During his Atlantic Records tenure, he oversees Willie Nelson's "Bloody Mary Morning," plus hits by Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin and Solomon Burke, among others

    Jan 12, 1917
    Songwriter Tex Grimsley is born in Logansport, Louisiana. He writes Webb Pierce's 1953 hit "I'm Walking The Dog"
    Jan 29, 1917
    Lloyd Perryman, of the original Sons Of The Pioneers, is born in Ruth, Arkansas. The western harmony group, known for "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" and "Cool Water," joins the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1980

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