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  • Aug 2, 1937
    Songwriter Ted Harris is born in Lakeland, Florida. His credits include Marie Osmond's "Paper Roses," Charley Pride's "The Happiness Of Having You" and Steve Wariner and Glen Campbell's "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle"
    Aug 2, 1937
    Keyboard player Garth Hudson is born in Canada. He joins The Band, a rock group that tours with Bob Dylan for two years. The Country Music Foundation ranks the group's "Up On Cripple Creek" among country's 500 greatest singles in the 2003 book "Heartaches By The Number"
    Aug 3, 1937
    Jazz bass player Charlie Haden is born in Shenandoah, Iowa. Known for stints with Ornette Coleman and Keith Jarrett, he earns a country Grammy nomination in 2008
    Aug 6, 1937
    Tex Ritter and his white horse, Flash, star in the debut of "Mystery Of The Hooded Horsemen." With Ku Klux Klan overtones, Ritter dons a hood to investigate a ring of anonymous crooks. Ray Whitley makes an appearance
    Aug 18, 1937
    Actor Robert Redford is born in Santa Monica, California. Known for roles in such movies as "The Great Gatsby" and "The Way We Were," he's namechecked in Mel Tillis' "Coca Cola Cowboy," from the movie "Every Which Way But Loose"
    Aug 23, 1937
    "Public Cowboy Number 1" is actually movie #20 for Gene Autry, as it debuts in theaters. Smiley Burnette also appears
    Aug 26, 1937
    Don Bowman is born in Lubbock, Texas. The singer and comedian begins a recording career in the 1960s, though he's best remembered for co-writing the Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson hit "Just To Satisfy You"
    Aug 27, 1937
    J.D. Crowe is born in Lexington, Kentucky. His bluegrass band The New South provides a formative stepping stone for such country figures as Ricky Skaggs, Keith Whitley and Diamond Rio's Gene Johnson
    Aug 28, 1937
    Bass player Joe Osborn is born in Mound, Louisiana. A session player in Los Angeles and Nashville, he appears on hits by the likes of Ricky Skaggs, Mickey Gilley, Glen Campbell and The Oak Ridge Boys, plus numerous pop records

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