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  • May 3, 1937
    Steel guitarist Stu Basore is born in Fort Monroe, Virginia. He works on such hits as Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You," Jerry Lee Lewis' "When Two Worlds Collide" and Mickey Gilley's "Bring It On Home To Me"
    May 9, 1937
    Sonny Curtis is born in Meadow, Texas. A sideman with Buddy Holly, he joins the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1991. He pens The Bobby Fuller Four's "I Fought The Law," Anne Murray's "Walk Right Back" and Keith Whitley's "I'm No Stranger To The Rain"
    May 9, 1937
    R&B singer Dave Prater is born in Ocilla, Georgia. As one-half of Sam & Dave, he sings on the 1967 hit "When Something Is Wrong With My Baby," translated as a country single by Sonny James in 1976
    May 12, 1937
    Record producer Bob Montgomery is born in Lampasas, Texas. He writes Eddy Arnold's "Misty Blue," and produces Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey," Vern Gosdin's "Set 'Em Up Joe" and Janie Fricke's "He's A Heartache (Lookin' For A Place To Happen)"
    May 12, 1937
    Gene Autry stars as "Rootin' Tootin' Rhythm" debuts in movie theaters. Autry is joined on the silver screen by Smiley Burnette and his horse, Champion
    May 13, 1937
    Rex Griffin records "The Last Letter" in New York
    May 16, 1937
    Actress Yvonne Craig is born in Taylorville, Illinois. Best known for her role as Batgirl in TV's "Batman" series, she is married to "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" singer Jimmy Boyd from 1960-1962
    May 21, 1937
    Louise King marries guitarist Alvino Rey. Not quite a decade later, The King Sisters end up on the country charts with a version of Merle Travis' "Divorce Me C.O.D."
    May 22, 1937
    Tex Ritter stars in the opening of "Sing, Cowboy, Sing," in which he's wrongly jailed while trying to help save a freight line
    May 22, 1937
    Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys perform on the Grand Ole Opry for the first time

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