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  • Dec 1, 1942
    Bass player Casey Van Beek is born in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He joins The Tractors, who combine multiple influences in the hit "Baby Likes To Rock It" in 1994. They become the first country act to gain a gold album without ever touring
    Dec 1, 1942
    The Charles Starrett western "Pardon My Gun" premieres, with Texas Jim Lewis And His Lone Star Cowboys supplying the on-screen music
    Dec 2, 1942
    Drummer Ted Bluechel is born in San Pedro, California. He's a founding member of The Association, noted for the 1967 pop hit "Never My Love." The song is refashioned in 1978 as a country hit by Vern Gosdin
    Dec 7, 1942
    "I Wouldn't Change You If I Could" songwriter Arthur Q. Smith enlists in the Army on the first anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor
    Dec 8, 1942
    Filming ends on the movie "Riding West," in Los Angeles. The picture features Ernest Tubb, Johnny Bond and Wesley Tuttle
    Dec 9, 1942
    Bass player Rick Danko is born in Simcoe, Ontario. He joins The Band, an acclaimed rock group that tours with Bob Dylan for two years. The Country Music Foundation ranks "Up On Cripple Creek" among country's 500 greatest singles in the 2003 book "Heartaches By The Number"
    Dec 10, 1942
    Roy Ayres receives a resonator guitar for his 13th birthday. He goes on to join Pee Wee King's Golden West Cowboys
    Dec 11, 1942
    "The Old Chisholm Trail" debuts, starring Tex Ritter, with appearances by Jimmy Wakely and Johnny Bond
    Dec 12, 1942
    "Jamboree U.S.A." airs on Wheeling radio station WWVA. To encourage the conservation of gasoline during World War II, it marks the last time the show plays for a live audience until the war is over
    Dec 15, 1942
    Bob Wills reports to the draft board in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for a physical examination after being summoned by the military for World War II service

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