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  • Aug 2, 1941
    Songwriter Homer Banks is born in Memphis. He pens the soul hits "(If Loving You Is Wrong) I Don't Want To Be Right" and "Touch A Hand, Make A Friend," which are remade for country by Barbara Mandrell and The Oak Ridge Boys, respectively
    Aug 5, 1941
    Hitmaker Betty Cody and husband Harold Breau have a son, jazz guitarist Lenny Breau, in Auburn, Maine
    Aug 5, 1941
    Songwriter Daniel Moore is born in Walla Walla, Washington. He co-writes "My Maria" with B.W. Stevenson, eventually watching Brooks & Dunn earn a country hit with the song in 1996
    Aug 8, 1941
    Ray Whitley and Lee "Lasses" White star in the debut of the bandit-filled "Six-Gun Gold," featuring a title song written by Whitley and Fred Rose
    Aug 10, 1941
    Songwriter Larry Kingston is born in Lafayette, Indiana. He authors such hits as Roy Clark's "Thank God And Greyhound," Johnny Paycheck's "The Lovin' Machine," Ed Bruce's "If It Was Easy" and The Kendalls' "Pittsburgh Stealers"
    Aug 11, 1941
    Record producer John Simon is born in Norwalk, Connecticut. Among his credits is The Band's "Up On Cripple Creek," recognized among country's 500 greatest singles in the Country Music Foundation's "Heartaches By The Number"
    Aug 12, 1941
    Johnny Bond holds his first recording session, at the CBS Studios in Hollywood, at the corner of Sunset and Gower
    Aug 14, 1941
    Tex Ritter stars in the debut of "King Of Dodge City," his first movie in a new agreement with Columbia Pictures. The plot puts Wild Bill Hickok in Abilene, where Ritter is the sheriff
    Aug 14, 1941
    Connie Smith is born in Elkhart, Indiana. The Grand Ole Opry powerhouse debuts with 1964's "Once A Day," making hits consistently for nine years. In 1997, she marries fellow Opry star Marty Stuart. In 2012, she is inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame
    Aug 14, 1941
    David Crosby is born in Los Angeles, California. He co-founds The Byrds in 1964, establishing a band that plays a seminal role in the rise of country-rock, although he leaves the group in 1967, creating Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young a year later

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