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  • May 11, 1909
    Banjo player Ocie Stockard is born in Crafton, Texas. He joins Bob Wills' Texas Playboys in 1945, performing over the ensuing seven years on such hits as "Keeper Of My Heart," "Bubbles In My Beer" and "Texarkana Baby"
    Aug 1, 1909
    Guitarist Leon Chappelear is born in Tyler, Texas. He plays guitar on Jimmie Davis' 1940 classic "You Are My Sunshine"
    Feb 19, 1910
    Dorothy Janis is born in Dallas, Texas. She marries alto sax player Wayne King, who writes the Ferlin Husky country hit "The Waltz You Saved For Me"
    May 13, 1910
    Curt Massey is born in Midland, Texas. He joins his older sister in the band Louise Massey & The Westerners, scoring several crossover hits in the 1930s and '40s. He also co-writes the theme to "Petticoat Junction"
    Aug 10, 1910
    Ernest "Jim" Carter is born in Tioga, Texas. He joins the family gospel group The Chuck Wagon Gang, whose "After The Sunrise" is named among country's 500 greatest singles in the Country Music Foundation's "Heartaches By The Number"
    Sep 29, 1910
    Bill Boyd is born in Fannin County, Texas. He forms the Cowboy Ramblers, one of the pre-eminent early western swing bands, in Dallas, Texas, during the early-1930s
    Oct 1, 1910
    Bonnie Parker is born in Rowena, Texas. Teamed with Clyde Darrow, she becomes part of a notorious bank-robbing duo in the 1930s, inspiring Merle Haggard's 1968 country hit "The Legend Of Bonnie And Clyde"
    Jan 11, 1911
    Tommy Duncan is born in Hillsboro, Texas. As a vocalist for Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys from 1935-1947, he sings on their signature song, "San Antonio Rose," and writes "Stay A Little Longer" and "Take Me Back To Tulsa"
    Feb 25, 1911
    Western swing guitarist Clifton "Sleepy" Johnson is born in Llano County, Texas. He performs with The Light Crust Doughboys and Bob Wills' Texas Playboys, appearing on "Maiden's Prayer," "Right Or Wrong" and "San Antonio Rose"
    Sep 30, 1911
    Singer/guitarist Jerry Scoggins is born in Mount Pleasant, Texas. He joins The Cass County Boys in Dallas, appearing in several westerns. He backs Johnny Bond on the 1950 hit "Love Song In 32 Bars" and sings the theme to "The Beverly Hillbillies"

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