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  • Jun 1, 1941
    Songwriter Wayne Kemp is born in Greenwood, Arkansas. His credits include "The Fireman," by George Strait; "One Piece At A Time," by Johnny Cash; and "I'll Leave This World Loving You," by Ricky Van Shelton
    Jun 2, 1941
    Drummer Charlie Watts is born in Neasden, Great Britain. He joins The Rolling Stones, a legendary rock & roll band whose 1964 single "It's All Over Now" is remade by John Anderson in 1985 as a country hit
    Jun 2, 1941
    Gladys Knight & The Pips' William Guest is born in Atlanta. They remake Ray Price's "Best Thing That Ever Happened To Me" and get a hit with "Neither One Of Us (Wants To Be The First To Say Goodbye)" while Bob Luman has a hit country version
    Jun 3, 1941
    Bob Wills is divorced for the fifth time, from teenage Mary Louise Wills, who charges him with mental cruelty and being "non-communicative, sullen, and irritable"
    Jun 8, 1941
    Vernon Oxford is born in Larue, Arkansas. He has a near-hit in 1976 with "Redneck! (The Redneck National Anthem)," and his "Watermelon Time In Georgia" is ranked among country's 500 greatest singles in a Country Music Foundation publication
    Jun 9, 1941
    Stoney Cooper and Wilma Lee Leary marry
    Jun 13, 1941
    Ray Whitley and Lee "Lasses" White are sidekicks in the western musical "Cyclone On Horseback," featuring songs written by Fred Rose
    Jun 13, 1941
    Songwriter Glen Garrison is born in Slarcy, Arkansas. He writes Buck Owens' 1973 hit "Ain't It Amazing, Gracie"
    Jun 13, 1941
    Motown guitarist and songwriter Marvin Tarplin is born in Atlanta, Georgia. Known for such titles as "Ain't That Peculiar" and "Going To A Go Go," he also co-writes The Miracles' "Tracks Of My Tears," a country hit for Linda Ronstadt
    Jun 14, 1941
    Western star Tex Ritter marries leading lady Dorothy Fay at the First Congregational Church in Prescott, Arizona

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