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  • Oct 1, 1956
    Columbia releases Ray Price's double-sided single, "I've Got A New Heartache" backed with "Wasted Words"
    Oct 1, 1956
    Capitol releases Tennessee Ernie Ford's album "Hymns"
    Oct 4, 1956
    NBC-TV broadcasts the debut of "The Ford Show," a variety program featuring Tennessee Ernie Ford as host and regular cast member Molly Bee. The show runs nearly five years
    Oct 5, 1956
    "Daniel Boone, Trail Blazer" debuts in theaters, with Lon Chaney Jr. and Faron Young
    Oct 9, 1956
    Instrumental partners Jimmy Bryant & Speedy West hold what proves to be their final recording session as a duo in Los Angeles
    Oct 10, 1956
    A New Jersey woman testifies in court that her husband hit her because she's a fan of Elvis Presley. The husband, a Bing Crosby fan, claims she hit him, too. The judge finds both innocent of assault charges
    Oct 10, 1956
    The movie "Giant" premieres, starring Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and the late James Dean. Years later, Taylor's role in the picture inspires The Statler Brothers' Jimmy Fortune to write "Elizabeth." Also in the movie: Sheb Wooley and Ray Whitley
    Oct 13, 1956
    Ricky Nelson and the Nelson family appear on the cover of TV Guide
    Oct 16, 1956
    Little Richard records the R&B hit "Send Me Some Lovin'" at J&M Studio in New Orleans. Hank Williams Jr. & Lois Johnson will earn a country hit by remaking the song 15 years later
    Oct 16, 1956
    George Morgan records "There Goes My Love"

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