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  • Oct 1, 1932
    Bonnie Owens is born in Blanchard, Oklahoma. She marries Buck Owens in 1948 and then marries Merle Haggard in 1965, providing female harmonies for many of his recordings during the rest of his career
    Oct 7, 1932
    Booking agent Buddy Lee is born in Brooklyn, New York. He establishes one of Nashville's most successful agencies, Buddy Lee Attractions, associated with Garth Brooks, Tracy Lawrence, Marty Stuart and Jason Aldean, among others
    Oct 7, 1932
    Songwriter and record executive Gary Walker is born in Romance, Missouri. He founds Chart Records and pens hits for Jim Reeves, Carl Smith, Webb Pierce and Kitty Wells. He also founds a key used-record store in Nashville, the Great Escape
    Oct 8, 1932
    Steel guitarist Pete Drake is born in Augusta, Georgia. He plays on hits by the likes of George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Kenny Rogers, Bob Dylan and Jim Reeves, and produces several of B.J. Thomas' 1980s country hits
    Oct 11, 1932
    Dorothy Marsh is born in McMinnville, Tennessee. As singer/songwriter Dottie West, she joins the Grand Ole Opry in 1964, building a lengthy career around several Kenny Rogers duets and her trademarks "Country Sunshine" and "A Lesson In Leavin'." She enters the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2018
    Oct 12, 1932
    The Carter Family records "The Winding Stream" in Camden, New Jersey. Rosanne Cash will sing part of the song during episode eight of the 2019 PBS series "Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns"
    Oct 21, 1932
    Guitarist Roy Nichols is born in Chandler, Arizona. He performs with Merle Haggard's Strangers from 1965-1987 and writes Haggard's "Street Singer"
    Oct 21, 1932
    Victor releases Jimmie Rodgers' "Mother, The Queen Of My Heart" and "Rock All Our Babies To Sleep"

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