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  • Feb 4, 1941
    Drummer John Steel is born in Gateshead, England. As a member of the rock band The Animals, he takes part in the best-known recording of "The House Of The Rising Sun." That song becomes a country hit in 1981 through a cover by Dolly Parton
    Feb 4, 1941
    The United Service Organization, otherwise known as the USO, is established to provide entertainment for American troops. Among the many artists who participate: Gene Autry, Roy Acuff, Loretta Lynn, Lee Greenwood and Aaron Tippin
    Feb 5, 1941
    Henson Cargill is born in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. After working as a deputy sheriff, he earns his only #1 single in 1968 with the social statement "Skip A Rope"
    Feb 5, 1941
    A feud over Texas cattle money sets the stage for the Charles Starrett movie "The Pinto Kid" as it debuts in movie theaters. The Sons Of The Pioneers make their usual appearance, performing "Tumbling Tumbleweeds"
    Feb 6, 1941
    Songwriter Earl "Peanutt" Montgomery is born in Wayne County, Tennessee. His credits include Emmylou Harris' "One Of These Days," Tanya Tucker's "What's Your Mama's Name" and George Jones & Tammy Wynette's "We're Gonna Hold On"
    Feb 7, 1941
    Singing cowboy Ray Whitley is jailed in the debut of "Along The Rio Grande," for which he co-wrote the title song with Fred Rose
    Feb 10, 1941
    Movie director Michael Apted is born in Aylesbury, England. Among the films he oversees are "Gorillas In The Mist," "Gorky Park," "The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader" and the Loretta Lynn biopic "Coal Miner's Daughter"
    Feb 15, 1941
    Motown songwriter Brian Holland is born in Detroit. With a hand in such classics as "Stop! In The Name Of Love," "Heat Wave" and "Nowhere To Run," his "You Can't Hurry Love" is revisited by The Dixie Chicks for the "Runaway Bride" soundtrack
    Feb 15, 1941
    Songwriter Jim Vest is born in Huntsville, Alabama. He writes Billie Jo Spears' 1977 hit "I'm Not Easy"
    Feb 18, 1941
    "Road Show," featuring songs written by Hoagy Carmichael, premieres in New York. Ex-Grand Ole Opry comedian Lee "Lasses" White is spotted in a cameo role

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