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  • Nov 1, 1956
    Elvis Presley purchases a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in Memphis and goes for a ride with film star Natalie Wood, escorted by local police
    Nov 1, 1956
    Singer/songwriter Lyle Lovett is born in Klein, Texas. Following his 1986 debut album, his eclectic music reaches a national audience, making him one of the ambassadors for the Texas red-dirt scene
    Nov 1, 1956
    Blues singer Tommy Johnson dies in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. His "Cool Drink Of Water Blues" is named in the Country Music Foundation's "Heartaches By The Number" among country's 500 greatest singles
    Nov 3, 1956
    Jerry Lee Lewis gives his final performance at the raunchy Blue Cat Club in Ferriday, Louisiana. The next day, he heads to Memphis in search of a deal with Sun Records
    Nov 3, 1956
    The Tulane Hotel is demolished at 8th & Church in Nashville. Home of the Castle Recording Studio, the building was a recording site for Ernest Tubb, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Red Foley, Carl Smith, The Louvin Brothers and others
    Nov 5, 1956
    Jerry Lee Lewis scores an impromptu audition at Memphis' Sun Records, with engineer Jack Clement. In less than 10 days, he makes his first record
    Nov 5, 1956
    Don Gibson signs with RCA Records
    Nov 5, 1956
    Elvis Presley attends the opening of the Beginner Driver Range in Memphis, the first driving school in the nation sponsored by the police department
    Nov 5, 1956
    Decca releases Kitty Wells' double-sided hit "Repenting" and "I'm Counting On You"
    Nov 5, 1956
    NBC debuts "The Nat King Cole Show," making the former country hitmaker the first African-American host of a national TV show

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