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  • Mar 4, 1942
    Guitarist Bob Wootton is born in Paris, Arkansas. He plays in Johnny Cash's band for nearly 30 years, taking part in such recordings as "A Boy Named Sue," "What Is Truth," "(Ghost) Riders In The Sky" and "Sunday Morning Coming Down"
    Mar 6, 1942
    The Red Barry western "Stagecoach Express" appears on movie screens with Eddie Dean in a supporting role
    Mar 9, 1942
    Pop singer Mark Lindsay, of Paul Revere & The Raiders, is born in Cambridge, Idaho. He produces fellow Raider Freddy Weller's country hit "Games People Play" in 1969
    Mar 11, 1942
    Gene Autry plays his usual good-guy role, aiding a female rancher in the debut of "Heart Of The Rio Grande." The film also features his trusty sidekick Smiley Burnette, plus Jimmy Wakely and Johnny Bond
    Mar 16, 1942
    Jerry Jeff Walker is born in Oneonta, New York. He writes The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band's "Mr. Bojangles" and becomes a major force on Austin's progressive country scene
    Mar 18, 1942
    Al Dexter & His Troopers record "Too Late To Worry," "Rosalita" and "So Long Pal" at the Columbia Studios in Hollywood
    Mar 19, 1942
    Elton Britt records "There's A Star-Spangled Banner Waving Somewhere" in New York. With references to George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Nathan Hale, George Custer and Colin Kelly, it becomes the first country single to receive a gold record
    Mar 20, 1942
    Al Dexter records "Pistol Packin' Mama" and "I'll Wait For You Dear" at the Columbia Recording Studios in Hollywood
    Mar 21, 1942
    Carol Lee Cooper is born, the only daughter of singers Wilma Lee and Stoney Cooper. She leads the Grand Ole Opry's background vocal group, The Carol Lee Singers, beginning in 1975
    Mar 21, 1942
    Al Dexter & His Troopers record "Guitar Polka" and "I'm Losing My Mind Over You" at the Columbia Recording Studios in Los Angeles

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