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  • Aug 3, 1917
    Songwriter Claude DeMetrius is born in Bath, Maine. He writes Elvis Presley's "Hard Headed Woman" and "I Was The One," as well as Marvin Rainwater's "Nothin' Needs Nothin' (Like I Need You)"
    Aug 6, 1917
    Actor Robert Mitchum is born in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The star of such films as "River Of No Return," "Cape Fear" and "Thunder Road," he earns a country hit in 1967 with "Little Old Wine Drinker Me"
    Aug 11, 1917
    Henry Cannon is born in Franklin, Tennessee. He marries Sarah Colley--a.k.a. Minnie Pearl--and becomes a pilot for Hank Williams, Eddy Arnold and Elvis Presley
    Aug 22, 1917
    Blues musician John Lee Hooker is born in Coahoma County, Mississippi. His song "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" will be mentioned in the lyrics of Eric Church's 2016 country hit "Record Year"
    Aug 23, 1917
    Sollie "Tex" Williams is born in Ramsey, Illinois. He blends recitations with western swing, gaining Capitol Records' first country million-seller in 1947 with "Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)"
    Aug 27, 1917
    Pete Cassell is born in Cobb County, Georgia. Accidentally blinded at age three, he becomes a star performer on Atlanta's WSB Radio in the 1940s, a smooth-voiced predecessor to Jim Reeves, Eddy Arnold and George Morgan

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