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  • Oct 1, 1934
    Pop songwriter Geoff Stephens is born in London, England. The voice of "Winchester Cathedral," he writes such hits as "The Crying Game," "Daddy Won't You Walk So Fast" and "There's A Kind Of Hush," plus Crystal Gayle's 1980 country hit "It's Like We Never Said Goodbye"
    Oct 8, 1934
    Baritone singer Doc Green is born in New York. In the 1950s, he becomes a member of the R&B group The Drifters, singing on "Save The Last Dance For Me," remade as a country hit by Buck Owens, Emmylou Harris and Dolly Parton
    Oct 22, 1934
    Leo Jackson is born in Meridian, Mississippi. He becomes the primary road guitarist for Jim Reeves, playing on "Distant Drums" and several other Reeves hits. Jackson also plays on a trio of George Strait singles
    Oct 22, 1934
    Swing artist Dick Jurgens holds his first recording session, for Decca Records. Some 13 years later, he makes his lone appearance in country's Top 10, with "(Oh Why, Oh Why, Did I Ever Leave) Wyoming"
    Oct 23, 1934
    Bass player Luther Nallie is born in Beaumont, Texas. He works from 1968-1974 as a member of the western vocal group The Sons Of The Pioneers
    Oct 24, 1934
    Sanger D. "Whitey" Shafer is born in Whitney, Texas. He pens George Strait's "All My Ex's Live In Texas," Merle Haggard's "That's The Way Love Goes," Moe Bandy's "Bandy The Rodeo Clown" and Keith Whitley's "I Wonder Do You Think Of Me"
    Oct 27, 1934
    The Grand Ole Opry moves from WSM's Studio C to the Hillsboro Theater in Nashville
    Oct 28, 1934
    Johnny Western is born in Two Harbors, Minnesota. He writes and performs the theme song to the 1957 TV series "Have Gun, Will Travel," appears in 50 western films and works as an emcee for Johnny Cash in the early-1960s
    Oct 31, 1934
    At a Halloween party in Halifax, Hank Snow meets his future wife, Minnie Aalders

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