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  • Aug 1, 1942
    The American Federation of Musicians goes on strike against record companies, refusing to play on any new recordings. Called the Petrillo Ban, the strike halts studio activity until September 1943
    Aug 1, 1942
    Jerry Garcia is born in San Francisco, California. A member of The Grateful Dead, he records "Blue Yodel No. 9 (Standin' On The Corner)" for the 1997 album "The Songs Of Jimmie Rodgers: A Tribute"
    Aug 1, 1942
    Gene Autry reports for Army duty at Fort Bolling in Washington
    Aug 4, 1942
    The movie "Holiday Inn," starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, premieres in New York City. The film introduces Irving Berlin's "White Christmas," destined to become a country hit for Ernest Tubb in 1949
    Aug 6, 1942
    Songwriter Bob Morrison is born in Biloxi, Mississippi. He writes Johnny Lee's "Lookin' For Love," Kenny Rogers' "You Decorated My Life," Conway Twitty's "Don't Call Him A Cowboy" and Gary Morris' "The Love She Found In Me," among others
    Aug 7, 1942
    B.J. Thomas is born in Hugo, Oklahoma. Primarily a pop artist, he succeeds in country with 1975's "(Hey Won't You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song" and four more Top 10 singles in 1983-1984
    Aug 8, 1942
    Drummer Jay David is born in Union City, New Jersey. He joins Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show, whose early-'70s pop hits "Sylvia's Mother" and "The Cover Of The Rolling Stone" are remade in country by Bobby Bare and Buck Owens, respectively
    Aug 9, 1942
    Bill and Leona Carlisle have a son, Bill Carlisle Jr., in Louisville, Kentucky. As an adult, Junior plays guitar for his dad
    Aug 10, 1942
    Bob Wills takes wife #5 in marriage #6 at Clovis, New Mexico, saying "I do" to the former Betty Anderson
    Aug 10, 1942
    "Call Of The Canyon" debuts in movie theaters. The western features Gene Autry, Smiley Burnette and The Sons Of The Pioneers

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