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  • Nov 1, 1911
    Earl B. Rouse is born. He joins siblings Ervin and Gordon to form The Rouse Brothers, who record the original version of "Orange Blossom Special"
    Nov 3, 1911
    Record executive Fabor Robison is born in Beebe, Arkansas. He founds Abbott Records and Fabor Records, establishing recording careers for Jim Reeves, Johnny Horton and The Browns
    Nov 4, 1911
    Wilma Wyatt is born in Harriman, Tennessee. Under the stage name Dixie Lee, she becomes a singer and actress, marrying Bing Crosby, who finds his way onto the country charts with a 1943 recording of "Pistol Packin' Mama"
    Nov 5, 1911
    Leonard Slye is born in Cincinnati, Ohio. As Roy Rogers, he becomes a silver-screen cowboy, joining the Country Music Hall of Fame as a solo star and as a member of The Sons Of The Pioneers
    Nov 15, 1911
    Songwriter Mann Curtis is born in Brooklyn, New York. He authors "Let It Be Me," an Everly Brothers pop hit that's remade for the country market by Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry in 1968, and by Willie Nelson in 1982
    Nov 17, 1911
    Wiley Walker is born in Laurel Hill, Florida. Alongside Gene Sullivan, he forms a duo in Dallas in 1939. They record the original version of "When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again," and score a 1946 hit with "Make Room In Your Heart For A Friend"
    Nov 28, 1911
    The first Cole Porter musical, "Cora," is staged at the Phi Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut. Porter goes on to become one of Broadway's biggest composers and to write the Gene Autry hit "Don't Fence Me In"

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