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  • Dec 1, 1955
    Eddy Arnold records "You Don't Know Me" at New York's Webster Hall
    Dec 1, 1955
    African-American Rosa Parks refuses to give her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus to a white male. A landmark moment in the civil rights movement, the act is referenced in Brad Paisley's 2009 country hit "Welcome To The Future"
    Dec 4, 1955
    Drummer Brian Prout is born in Troy, New York. He joins Diamond Rio, whose ace musicianship and strong harmonies lead to numerous Vocal Group of the Year awards and a bevy of hits during the 1990s and early 2000s 
    Dec 5, 1955
    Decca releases Red Sovine And Webb Pierce's duet version of George Jones' song "Why Baby Why"
    Dec 6, 1955
    Bill Lloyd is born in Fort Hood, Texas. Teamed with Radney Foster, the duo Foster & Lloyd becomes a major proponent in the late-1980s of rockabilly-tinged country, netting hits with "Sure Thing" and "Crazy Over You" before their 1991 split
    Dec 7, 1955
    The Victor Mature movie "The Last Frontier" premieres in New York City, with Rusty Draper singing the picture's title song
    Dec 8, 1955
    Bass player Nathan East is born in Philadelphia. He appears on pop and R&B hits by the likes of Eric Clapton, Phil Collins and Whitney Houston, as well as the Kenny Rogers & Sheena Easton country hit, "We've Got Tonight"
    Dec 9, 1955
    Elvis Presley performs "Heartbreak Hotel" live for the first time in Swifton, Arkansas
    Dec 10, 1955
    Johnny Cash makes his debut on "The Louisiana Hayride," singing "Hey Porter" and "Luther Played The Boogie"
    Dec 12, 1955
    Decca releases Charlie Walker's first charted hit, "Only You, Only You"

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