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  • Jan 1, 1942
    Tex Ritter stars in his 35th movie, "The Lone Star Vigilantes"
    Jan 2, 1942
    "Texas Manhunt" appears in movie theaters, with Bill Boyd acting and singing in the World War II-era cowboy pic
    Jan 3, 1942
    TV producer and writer Glen A. Larson is born in Long Beach, California. Before working on such shows as "McCloud" and "The Fall Guy," he sings with The Four Preps, a group that backs Ricky Nelson on "The Adventures Of Ozzie & Harriet"
    Jan 16, 1942
    Keyboard player Bill Francis is born in Mobile, Alabama. As a member of Dr. Hook, he plays on two pop hits that are later reborn in country music. Bobby Bare remakes "Sylvia's Mother," and Buck Owens retools "The Cover Of The Rolling Stone"
    Jan 16, 1942
    R&B singer Barbara Lynn Ozen is born in Beaumont, Texas. She earns a 1962 hit with "You'll Lose A Good Thing," revamped as a country hit by Freddy Fender
    Jan 16, 1942
    "Man From Cheyenne" debuts in movie theaters with a full range of musical cowboys. The cast boasts Roy Rogers, Spade Cooley and The Sons Of The Pioneers
    Jan 16, 1942
    Singer/songwriter Eddie Dean plays a miner in the debut of the B-western "The Lone Rider And The Bandit"
    Jan 18, 1942
    Bing Crosby records "Deep In The Heart Of Texas" with Woody Herman in Hollywood, one month before Gene Autry records his own version. Crosby's rendition becomes a pop hit, while Autry's succeeds in the country field
    Jan 21, 1942
    Mac Davis is born in Lubbock, Texas. After writing the Elvis Presley hits "In The Ghetto" and "Don't Cry Daddy," he becomes an actor, TV host and recording artist. His biggest country hits include "It's Hard To Be Humble" and the autobiographical "Texas In My Rear View Mirror"
    Jan 22, 1942
    Louise Massey & The Westerners record "Honey, I'm In Love With You" in Chicago

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