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  • Nov 1, 1946
    Lester Flatt has a son, Lester Flatt Jr.
    Nov 3, 1946
    Roy Rogers' wife, Arline, dies in the hospital of a blocked blood vessel, less than a week after delivering a son
    Nov 5, 1946
    Gram Parsons is born in Winter Haven, Florida. As a member of The Byrds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, and as a solo artist, he becomes an important figure in the development of country-rock. He tours and records with protege Emmylou Harris
    Nov 8, 1946
    Bass player John Farrar is born in Melbourne, Australia. He rises to prominence as a songwriter and producer for Olivia Newton-John, overseeing such hits as "Have You Never Been Mellow," "Hopelessly Devoted To You" and "Please Mr. Please"
    Nov 9, 1946
    Bass player Marshall Grant marries Etta May Dickerson. He's destined to play on most of Johnny Cash's hits, including "I Walk The Line," "Ring Of Fire," "One Piece At A Time" and both hit versions of "Folsom Prison Blues"
    Nov 10, 1946
    Bass player Bill Bryson is born in Evanston, Illinois. He joins The Desert Rose Band, a jangly California act that yields a string of breezy, harmony-laden singles on its way to three Academy of Country Music awards during its tenure, 1986-1994
    Nov 10, 1946
    Session vocalist Jim Gilstrap is born in Daingerfield, Texas. He takes part in recordings by Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart and Michael Jackson, and provides background vocals on Dolly Parton's country hit "Starting Over Again"
    Nov 11, 1946
    On the day he turns 16, Hank Garland receives a phone call in South Carolina from the Grand Ole Opry's Paul Howard, inviting him to play on the show. Garland wanted to perform earlier, but could not until he was 16 and eligible for the musicians union
    Nov 11, 1946
    The Pony Express western "Plainsman And The Lady" opens in theaters with Stuart Hamblen in a minor role
    Nov 11, 1946
    Claude Thornhill & His Orchestra record the first version of the Louis Prima-penned "A Sunday Kind Of Love," featuring vocalist Fran Warren. The song becomes a country hit for Reba McEntire in 1988

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