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  • Jun 1, 1942
    Capitol Records signs its first country recording artist, Tex Ritter
    Jun 1, 1942
    Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys record "The Prodigal Son" and "Write Me Sweetheart" at radio station KNX in Los Angeles
    Jun 4, 1942
    Roy Acuff & His Smoky Mountain Boys record "I'll Forgive You But I Can't Forget" at radio station KNX in Los Angeles
    Jun 4, 1942
    To avoid confusion with Liberty Music Shops in New York, Liberty Records changes its name to Capitol. It becomes the first label to send out "promo" copies to disc jockeys, later promoting such stars as Buck Owens, Keith Urban and Garth Brooks
    Jun 5, 1942
    The western "Come On Danger," featuring a crooked tax collector, debuts in theaters. Ray Whitley, Lee "Lasses" White and Jimmy Wakely all have roles in the picture, featuring songs written by Fred Rose
    Jun 6, 1942
    Webb Pierce marries Betty Jane Lewis, while stationed at Camp Polk, Louisiana, with the U.S. Army
    Jun 6, 1942
    Pop artist Howie Kane, of Jay & The Americans, is born. The group scores a hit in 1964 with "Come A Little Bit Closer," destined for new life in country music when Johnny Duncan and Janie Fricke re-record it in 1977
    Jun 10, 1942
    R&B singer Janet Vogel is born in Pittsburgh. She joins the doo-wop group The Skyliners, co-writing "Since I Don't Have You," a 1991 country hit for Ronnie Milsap
    Jun 10, 1942
    Gene Autry records "Jingle Jangle Jingle" in Hollywood
    Jun 11, 1942
    Tex Ritter records "Jingle! Jangle! Jingle!" in his first recording session for his new label, Capitol Records

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