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  • Nov 1, 1937
    Bill Anderson is born in Columbia, South Carolina. Whisperin' Bill compiles a series of hits as an artist in the 1960s and '70s and writes more for Connie Smith, George Strait, Brad Paisley and Ray Price. Anderson joins the Grand Ole Opry in 1961 and the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2001
    Nov 6, 1937
    Hank Snow begins four days of recording at RCA's new recording studio in Montreal. "The Blue Velvet Band" becomes his first Canadian hit
    Nov 8, 1937
    The short film "Love Goes West" debuts in theaters, with an appearance by Louise Massey & The Westerners
    Nov 8, 1937
    Guitarist Eldon Shamblin joins Bob Wills' Texas Playboys
    Nov 8, 1937
    "The Old Wyoming Trail," starring Charles Starrett, appears in theaters. Ray Whitley and The Sons Of The Pioneers, including Roy Rogers, contribute performances of "Tumbling Tumbleweeds" and "Love Song Of The Waterfall"
    Nov 11, 1937
    Gene Autry stars in "Manhattan Merry-Go-Round," with Smiley Burnette in a supporting role. Among other stars: Cab Calloway, Louis Prima and Joe DiMaggio
    Nov 12, 1937
    Woody Guthrie and on-air partner Maxine Crissman sign a one-year contract with the Standard Broadcasting Company in Los Angeles. Guthrie sends money to Pampa, Texas, for his family to join him
    Nov 15, 1937
    Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette star in the debut of "Springtime In The Rockies," with Autry playing an arbitrator between cattle ranchers and a female sheep rancher. Also appearing: Jimmy Wakely, Frankie Marvin and Stuart Hamblen
    Nov 15, 1937
    R&B artist Little Willie John is born in Cullendale, Arkansas. A colorful figure with a street image, he earns a hit in 1958 with "Talk To Me," remade for country music by both Freddy Fender and Mickey Gilley
    Nov 16, 1937
    Elvis Presley's father, Vernon, and two other men are accused by their employer, Orville Bean, of forging a $4 check. Vernon pleads not guilty

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