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  • Nov 24, 1939
    Gene Autry is the grand marshal of the Santa Claus Lane parade in Hollywood. Watched by 300,000 people, the procession also features Jack Benny, Dorothy Lamour and Kris Kringle, who rides in a $20,000 sleigh
    Nov 24, 1937
    Gene Autry records "There's a Gold Mine In The Sky," the title song for his next film, in Los Angeles
    Nov 24, 1934
    Songwriter Bob Fletcher mails his original lyrics and melody for "Don't Fence Me In" to Cole Porter, who re-writes the melody and changes the lyrics. The song becomes a country hit for Gene Autry more than 10 years later
    Nov 24, 1933
    Steel guitarist Johnny Sibert is born in Indianapolis, Indiana. As a member of Carl Smith's band, he appears on most of Smith's hits, including "It's A Lovely, Lovely World," "Loose Talk" and "You're Free To Go"
    Nov 24, 1931
    Guitarist Tommy Allsup is born in Owasso, Oklahoma. A member of Asleep At The Wheel, The Texas Playboys and Buddy Holly's Crickets, he plays on hits by John Anderson, George Jones, Tanya Tucker and Kenny Rogers, among others
    Nov 24, 1930
    The Carter Family records "Lonesome Valley" in Memphis, Tennessee
    Nov 24, 1929
    The Carter Family records "Wabash Cannonball" during a morning session at the Atlanta Women's Club in Atlanta, Georgia
    Nov 24, 1918
    Novelty instrumentalist Thomas Fouts is born in Carroll County, Indiana. A 10-year performer on WLS' "National Barn Dance," he earns three country hits in 1949 as the bandleader of Captain Stubby & His Buccaneers

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