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  • Jul 1, 1942
    Capitol Records releases its first six singles
    Jul 2, 1942
    Lee Graham is born in Eastbourne, England. Under the stage name Leapy Lee, he earns a pop and country hit in 1968 with the Albert Hammond-written "Little Arrows"
    Jul 2, 1942
    Roy Rogers solves a cattle-poisoning mystery with the debut of "Sons Of The Pioneers," co-starring the group that gave the picture its name
    Jul 4, 1942
    Peter Rowan is born in Boston, Massachusetts. The guitarist sings lead for Bill Monroe's band in the '60s and works with David Grisman, The Nashville Bluegrass Band and Jerry Garcia. He writes Ricky Skaggs' "You Make Me Feel Like A Man"
    Jul 4, 1942
    Gene Autry performs at Chicago's Soldier Field, his last concert appearance for three years, thanks to his voluntary enlistment in the U.S. Army
    Jul 5, 1942
    While in Chicago, Gene Autry signs up for duty with the U.S. Army
    Jul 6, 1942
    Production begins on the Gene Autry movie "Bells Of Capistrano," his final film before he begins serving with the Army for World War II
    Jul 7, 1942
    Filming begins in Hollywood on "Fighting Buckaroo," the first movie to feature Ernest Tubb. He sings four songs, including "Walking The Floor Over You" and "Blue Eyed Elaine," and receives $1,200
    Jul 9, 1942
    Songwriter Kelly Harrell dies of an asthma attack while working at a Virginia mill. He authored the Jimmie Rodgers recording "Away On The Mountain"
    Jul 10, 1942
    Hank Williams' parents, Lillian and Elonzo, divorce

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