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  • Nov 2, 1941
    The Selective Service drafts Kenneth Charles Burns--Jethro, of Homer & Jethro--for the Army during World War II
    Nov 2, 1941
    Vocalist David Blatt is born in New York. Using the stage name Jay Black, he provides lead vocals for Jay & The Americans' 1964 pop hit "Come A Little Bit Closer," remade for country music in 1977 by Johnny Duncan and Janie Fricke
    Nov 2, 1941
    Rhythm guitarist Bruce Welch is born in Newcastle, England. He joins the British group The Shadows, produces Cliff Richard and gets engaged to Olivia Newton-John, co-producing "Let Me Be There" and co-writing "Please Mr. Please"
    Nov 4, 1941
    Back in the town hall again: The city of Berwyn, Oklahoma, officially changes its name to Gene Autry, Oklahoma. The ceremony takes place during a broadcast of Autry's "Melody Ranch" radio show
    Nov 5, 1941
    Pop singer Art Garfunkel is born in New York. Two Simon & Garfunkel pop singles are remade as country hits: Buck Owens covers "A Bridge Over Troubled Water" and Emmylou Harris reinvents "The Boxer"
    Nov 6, 1941
    Singer/songwriter Guy Clark is born in Monahans, Texas. An Americana icon, he writes such hits as Ricky Skaggs' "Heartbroke," Rodney Crowell's "She's Crazy For Leaving" and Vince Gill's "Oklahoma Borderline"
    Nov 9, 1941
    Creedence Clearwater Revival guitarist Tom Fogerty is born in Berkeley, California. The rock band's song "Lookin' Out My Back Door" is named among country's 500 greatest singles in the Country Music Foundation's "Heartaches By The Number"
    Nov 11, 1941
    Ray Whitley heads west with the debut of the 15-minute musical "California Or Bust"
    Nov 12, 1941
    Gene Autry makes his 50th appearance on the big screen, in the debut of "Sierra Sue," where he sings "Be Honest With Me." The picture also has roles for Smiley Burnette and Eddie Dean
    Nov 16, 1941
    Pop songwriter Dan Penn is born in Vernon, Alabama. He lands songs on the country chart when Barbara Mandrell covers "Do Right Woman - Do Right Man" and Ronnie Milsap records "I Hate You"

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