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  • Jan 8, 1928
    Luther Perkins is born in Tennessee. The guitarist plays an essential role in defining Johnny Cash's "boom-chicka-boom" rockabilly sound, beginning in 1955. Perkins is lauded in the title of Cash's Top 10 1959 single "Luther Played The Boogie"
    Jan 14, 1928
    J.B. Monroe, the father of bluegrass legend Bill Monroe, dies of pneumonia on the family farm near Rosine, Kentucky
    Jan 16, 1928
    Buell Kazee records "The Butcher's Boy" in New York. The single eventually appears on the landmark 1952 album "Anthology Of American Folk Music"
    Jan 18, 1928
    Buell Kazee records "The Wagoner's Lad" in New York. The single is added to the influential 1952 album "Anthology Of American Folk Music"
    Jan 26, 1928
    James O'Gwynn is born in Winchester, Mississippi. Nicknamed the Smilin' Irishman, he earns his biggest hit in 1962 with the Bill Anderson song "My Name Is Mud"
    Jan 29, 1928
    Little Jimmy Sizemore is born in Paintsville, Kentucky. After appearing on the Grand Ole Opry at age 4, he becomes a child star during the 1930s through duets with his father, Asher Sizemore

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