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  • Dec 20, 1922
    Songwriter Geoff Mack is born in Surrey Hills, Australia. He pens the Hank Snow travelogue "I've Been Everywhere"
    Apr 28, 1937
    Bill Walker is born in Sydney, Australia. He becomes a major arranger, contributing to such hits as Eddy Arnold's "Make The World Go Away," Johnny Cash's "Sunday Morning Coming Down" and Roy Clark's "Come Live With Me"
    Jan 5, 1940
    Bass player Athol Guy is born in Melbourne, Australia. He becomes a founding member of The Seekers, who record two pop hits destined to become country covers for Sonny James: "I'll Never Find Another You" and "A World Of Our Own"
    Jun 23, 1940
    Diana Trask is born in Melbourne, Australia. She earns several minor hits in 1973 and '74, including "Say When" and "Lean It All On Me," before moving back to her homeland, where she is a significant star
    Mar 2, 1941
    Guitarist Keith Potger is born in Ceylon, Australia. As a member of The Seekers, he plays on a pair of pop hits that will be covered on the country charts by Sonny James: "A World Of Our Own" and "I'll Never Find Another You"
    Jul 25, 1942
    Guitarist Bruce Woodley is born in Melbourne, Australia. As a member of The Seekers, he has a hand in two pop singles that are remade for the country genre by Sonny James: "I'll Never Find Another You" and "A World Of Our Own"
    Jul 3, 1943
    Vocalist Judith Durham is born in Essendon, Australia. The year she turns 20, she joins the pop band The Seekers, who record two songs that will become Sonny James country hits: "I'll Never Find Another You" and "A World Of Our Own"
    Feb 10, 1944
    Singer/songwriter/pianist Peter Allen is born in Tenterfield, Australia. Known for his theatrical, cabaret-style performances, he co-writes Olivia Newton-John's 1974 crossover hit "I Honestly Love You"
    Nov 8, 1946
    Bass player John Farrar is born in Melbourne, Australia. He rises to prominence as a songwriter and producer for Olivia Newton-John, overseeing such hits as "Have You Never Been Mellow," "Hopelessly Devoted To You" and "Please Mr. Please"
    Apr 15, 1947
    Pop producer/songwriter Mike Chapman is born in Queensland, Australia. Noted for his work with Blondie, Nick Gilder, The Sweet, Exile and The Knack, he co-writes Randy Barlow's 1979 country hit "Lay Back In The Arms Of Someone"

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