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  • Oct 18, 1956
    Just five months after playing on the classic "Be-Bop-A-Lula," Cliff Gallup takes part in his final recording session as a member of Gene Vincent's Blue Caps
    Oct 18, 1956
    When Elvis Presley stops at a Memphis gas station, fans gather around his car while an attendant checks the engine. Station owner Edd Hopper is angered by the crowd and pops Presley in the head. Presley, in turn, gives Hopper a black eye. Hopper and an employee are fined for assault. Charges against Presley are ultimately dropped
    Oct 19, 1956
    RCA releases Elvis Presley's second album, "Elvis"
    Oct 19, 1956
    Sax player and band leader Isham Jones dies in Hollywood. He wrote "It Had To Be You," "You're In The Army Now" and "My Best To You," an Eddy Howard pop hit that was re-constructed for the country charts by the Sons Of The Pioneers
    Oct 20, 1956
    Fiddler Benny Martin makes his first solo appearance on the Grand Ole Opry
    Oct 21, 1956
    Carrie Fisher is born in Beverly Hills. The daughter of Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, the "Star Wars" actress marries Paul Simon in 1983, three years after his song "The Boxer" became a hit for Emmylou Harris
    Oct 22, 1956
    Capitol releases Wanda Jackson's "Silver Threads And Golden Needles." The song becomes a hit for Linda Ronstadt in 1974
    Oct 22, 1956
    Decca releases The Wilburn Brothers' "Go Away With Me"
    Oct 23, 1956
    Dwight Yoakam is born in Pikeville, Kentucky. With an edgy vocal style and a proclivity for roots music, he becomes one of country's most creative forces, augmenting such iconic hits as "Honky Tonk Man," "Ain't That Lonely Yet" and "Fast As You" with a side career as an actor
    Oct 24, 1956
    Variety dubs Elvis Presley the "King of Rock 'n' Roll"

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