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  • Mar 7, 1935
    The Sons Of The Pioneers sign a one-year recording contract with Decca. The group receives two cents for every two-sided single it sells
    Mar 12, 1935
    Mary Elizabeth "Lizzie" Ritter, the mother of Tex Ritter, dies in Panola County, Texas
    Mar 13, 1935
    Hoosier Hot Shot Frank Kettering and his wife, Dorothy, have a daughter, Carol Suzanne Kettering, in Illinois
    Mar 15, 1935
    Evangelist Jimmy Swaggart is born in Louisiana. He runs with cousins Jerry Lee Lewis and Mickey Gilley as a youngster, before heading into the ministry
    Mar 22, 1935
    Steel guitarist Bobby Garrett is born in Dallas, Texas. He plays on a number of hits in the late-1950s and early-'60s by Jim Reeves, Hank Thompson and Ernest Tubb
    Mar 23, 1935
    Ray and Carrie Cash move 240 miles from Kingsland, Arkansas, to Dyess, across the Mississippi River from Memphis. They take with them three-year-old son Johnny Cash, destined to come to fame through the Memphis-based Sun Records
    Mar 24, 1935
    Bass player Carol Kaye is born in Everett, Washington. One of the session players in the West Coast's Wrecking Crew, she appears on records by The Beach Boys, The Righteous Brothers and Nancy Sinatra, plus Glen Campbell's "Wichita Lineman"
    Mar 25, 1935
    Steel guitarist Leon McAuliffe leaves The Light Crust Doughboys to join Bob Wills' Texas Playboys in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In the process, he gets a raise from less than $10-a-week to $30. On KVOO that night, McAuliffe debuts "Steel Guitar Rag"
    Mar 25, 1935
    Singer/songwriter Rex Griffin begins a productive four-year association with Decca Records, recording four songs at the Decca Studio in Chicago
    Mar 31, 1935
    Herb Alpert is born in Los Angeles, California. The trumpet-playing pop star forms A&M Records in 1962, then signs Waylon Jennings to his first recording contract a year later. A&M yields country hits by The Carpenters, Hoyt Axton and Toby Keith

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