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  • Nov 2, 1942
    The Charles Starrett picture "Riding Through Nevada" appears in theaters with music by Jimmie Davis
    Nov 6, 1942
    Doug Sahm is born in San Antonio, Texas. Grounded in roots music, he contributes to the 1960s pop hit "She's About A Mover" and joins The Texas Tornados, a Tex-Mex group that also features Freddy Fender, Flaco Jimenez and Augie Meyers
    Nov 7, 1942
    Pop artist Johnny Rivers is born in New York. Two of his 1960s singles are remade as country hits during the 1980s, as Charley Pride scores with "Mountain Of Love" and Joe Stampley re-visits "The Poor Side Of Town"
    Nov 8, 1942
    Drummer John Perez is born. He joins the Tex-Mex group The Sir Douglas Quintet during the 1960s, playing on "At The Crossroads," ranked among country's 500 greatest singles in the Country Music Foundation book "Heartaches By The Number"
    Nov 12, 1942
    The comedy "Laugh Your Blues Away" appears in movie theaters. It's the first film to include a minor musical role for guitarist Jack Rivers, who will appear on numerous Johnny Bond recordings
    Nov 13, 1942
    The western movie "Little Joe The Wrangler" debuts, with Tex Ritter, Johnny Bond and Jimmy Wakely in secondary roles
    Nov 16, 1942
    Record executive Rick Blackburn is born in Cincinnati. From 1980-1987, he heads CBS Records' country division, working with Ricky Skaggs, Willie Nelson and Rosanne Cash. In 1989, he takes the helm at Atlantic, handling Tracy Lawrence, Neal McCoy and John Michael Montgomery
    Nov 16, 1942
    "Heart Of The Golden West" debuts in theaters, with Roy Rogers, Gabby Hayes, Smiley Burnette, The Sons Of The Pioneers, Spade Cooley and Trigger
    Nov 19, 1942
    Fashion designer Calvin Klein is born in New York City. He's namechecked in The Bellamy Brothers' 1987 country hit "Kids Of The Baby Boom"
    Nov 20, 1942
    The comedy "Strictly In The Groove" debuts in theaters, with leading roles for Ozzie and Harriet Nelson and Jimmie Davis. Swing music is supplied by Spade Cooley, Jimmy Wakely, Johnny Bond and Eddie Snyder

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