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  • Oct 1, 1931
    Baritone singer Sol Vaccaro is born in Chester, Pennsylvania. He becomes a member of The Four Aces, who gain their first pop hit in 1954 with "Mister Sandman." Emmylou Harris re-visits the song in 1981 as a country single
    Oct 3, 1931
    Lester Flatt marries Gladys Stacey
    Oct 7, 1931
    Fiddler Gordon Terry is born in Decatur, Alabama. He racks up credits with Bill Monroe, Faron Young and Johnny Cash, and performs on a Bob Wills tribute album recorded by Merle Haggard. He also appears in the movie "Honkytonk Man"
    Oct 8, 1931
    Brunswick releases Bing Crosby's pop hit "Star Dust." After Crosby's death in 1977, Willie Nelson is inspired to record an album of pop standards, and he makes the song the title track
    Oct 13, 1931
    Songwriter Freddy Powers is born in Duncan, Oklahoma. He will author George Jones' "I Always Get Lucky With You" and several Merle Haggard hits, including "Let's Chase Each Other Around The Room" and "A Place To Fall Apart"
    Oct 15, 1931
    Louis Nunley is born in Sikeston, Missouri. As a member of The Anita Kerr Singers, he provides backing vocals on Bobby Bare's "Detroit City," George Strait's "Right Or Wrong," Jim Reeves' "He'll Have To Go" and Skeeter Davis' "The End Of The World"
    Oct 15, 1931
    Harry McClintock holds his final Victor recording session in San Francisco. During his three-year affiliation with the label, he cut the classic "The Big Rock Candy Mountains"
    Oct 18, 1931
    Thomas A. Edison dies in West Orange, New Jersey. His invention of the talking machine in the 1800s led directly to the development of the recording industry, providing a foundation for country music's future
    Oct 22, 1931
    Curly Chalker is born in Enterprise, Alabama. He plays steel guitar on such hits as Lefty Frizzell's "Always Late (With Your Kisses)," Hank Thompson's "The Wild Side Of Life," Ray Price's "For The Good Times" and Marie Osmond's "Paper Roses"
    Oct 23, 1931
    Victor releases Jimmie Rodgers' "Moonlight And Skies" backed with his collaboration with The Carter Family, "Jimmie Rodgers Visits The Carter Family"

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