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  • Aug 1, 1931
    Elliott Charles Adnopoz is born in Brooklyn, New York. Better known as Ramblin' Jack Elliott, he becomes an influential folk singer/songwriter and writes Johnny Cash's 1965 country hit "Mister Garfield"
    Aug 5, 1931
    Radio executive Hal Durham is born in McMinnville, Tennessee. He becomes the announcer for the Grand Ole Opry in 1964, and eventually the Opry manager and president of the Opry's general business group
    Aug 6, 1931
    Steel guitarist Billy Robinson is born in Nashville. He appears on hits by Carl Smith, Webb Pierce and Ernest Tubb
    Aug 7, 1931
    Bass vocalist Herb Reed is born in Kansas City, Missouri. He joins The Platters on the 1955 pop hit "Only You (And You Alone)," a song that's re-cast in 1981 as a country recording by Reba McEntire
    Aug 15, 1931
    Songwriter Earl Green is born in Walker County, Alabama. He will author Dave Dudley's "Six Days On The Road" and The Willis Brothers' "Give Me 40 Acres (To Turn This Rig Around)"
    Aug 19, 1931
    Bing Crosby records Hoagy Carmichael's "Star Dust" in New York, with Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey in the orchestra. Crosby's death in 1977 partially inspires Willie Nelson to make an album of pop classics, which he titles "Stardust"
    Aug 20, 1931
    Singer Paul Robi is born. He becomes a member of The Platters, whose smooth R&B style leads to the 1955 pop hit "Only You (And You Alone)." Reba McEntire remakes the song as a country single in 1981
    Aug 23, 1931
    Songwriter Scott Turner is born in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He writes Tennessee Ernie Ford's "Hicktown" and Kay Adams' "Little Pink Mack"

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