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  • Dec 16, 1918
    Stand-up bass player Joe Zinkan is born in Indianapolis, Indiana. A member of Roy Acuff's Smoky Mountain Boys for more than 10 years, he plays on hits by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Marty Robbins and Tammy Wynette, among others
    Dec 16, 1918
    Songwriter Pierre Delanoe is born in Paris, France. He writes the original French lyrics to "Je t'appartiens," a song that gets translated as "Let It Be Me." It becomes a pop hit for The Everly Brothers and a country hit twice: for Glen Campbell & Bobbie Gentry in 1969 and for Willie Nelson in 1982
    Dec 16, 1918
    Movie producer Douglas Laurence is born in Totowa, New Jersey. He oversees three Elvis Presley films: "Stay Away, Joe," "Speedway" and "Live A Little, Love A Little"
    Dec 21, 1918
    Drummer Panama Francis is born in Miami. Working in pop, jazz and R&B, he takes part in recordings by The Platters, Neil Sedaka and Dinah Washington, and backs Bobby Darin's pop/country crossover hit "Splish Splash"
    Dec 23, 1918
    "Atta Boy" opens at the Lexington Theatre in New York. Among the Broadway show's cast is John Lair, the future founder of "The Renfro Valley Barn Dance"
    Dec 24, 1918
    Caroline DeZurik is born in Royalton, Minnesota. Along with sibling Mary Jane DeZurik, she forms The Cackle Sisters, a yodeling act that spends the 1940s and '50s working "The National Barn Dance" and the Grand Ole Opry

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