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  • Oct 1, 1937
    Congress passes a bill requiring any businessman selling marijuana to secure a license, which the government refuses to issue, thereby making pot illegal. "We don't smoke marijuana..." kicks off Merle Haggard's 1969 hit "Okie From Muskogee"
    Oct 4, 1937
    Steel player Lloyd Green is born in Mobile, Alabama. He plays with Ferlin Husky, Faron Young, Alan Jackson and Johnny Paycheck, among others, and contributes steel to The Byrds' landmark 1968 album "Sweetheart Of The Rodeo"
    Oct 9, 1937
    The "Renfro Valley Barn Dance" debuts on Cincinnati radio station WLW. It remains a staple of midwest radio for the next 20 years, featuring such performers as Red Foley, Homer & Jethro, Whitey Ford and The Coon Creek Girls
    Oct 9, 1937
    The Coon Creek Girls make their concert debut at the Cincinnati Music Hall
    Oct 11, 1937
    Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette star in the debut of "Boots And Saddles," as Autry tries to turn a refined Englishman into a cowboy. Autry sings "Take Me Back To My Boots And Saddles"
    Oct 13, 1937
    Roy Rogers signs his first film contract with Republic Pictures in Los Angeles, leaving the Sons of the Pioneers in the process. The same day, he shoots a small part in the movie "Wild Horse Rodeo"
    Oct 16, 1937
    Pat Brady replaces Roy Rogers in the Sons Of The Pioneers, three days after the king of the cowboys left the group for a film career
    Oct 16, 1937
    Bradley Kincaid makes his first guest appearance on the Grand Ole Opry
    Oct 17, 1937
    Jimmie Davis records "Nobody's Darling But Mine" in New York
    Oct 18, 1937
    Gene Autry records "Dust" in Los Angeles

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