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  • Dec 1, 1956
    More than two decades before recording the country hit "I Wish I Was Eighteen Again," George Burns shares the cover of TV Guide with Gracie Allen
    Dec 2, 1956
    Scotty Stoneman, of The Stoneman Family, becomes a father for the first time, with the birth of a daughter, Sandra
    Dec 3, 1956
    Elvis Presley buys a 1957 Cadillac Seville in Memphis for $8,400
    Dec 4, 1956
    Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis pose for a photo at the Sun studio in Memphis. The foursome conducts an impromptu jam session, which is subsequently dubbed "The Million Dollar Quartet"
    Dec 5, 1956
    With the birth of "Duke" Stephenson, Kitty Wells becomes a grandmother at age 37
    Dec 5, 1956
    Merle and Bettie Travis are awarded custody of her two sons from a previous marriage by a Los Angeles judge
    Dec 6, 1956
    Guitarist Peter Buck is born in Berkeley, California. He becomes a founding member of the Georgia-based rock band R.E.M., namechecked in Darius Rucker's 2017 country hit "For The First Time"
    Dec 6, 1956
    Carl Smith and June Carter divorce after four years of marriage
    Dec 7, 1956
    Drummer Carlos Vega is born in Cuba. In addition to working on pop albums by the likes of George Benson, James Taylor and Olivia Newton-John, he also appears on country hits by Willie Nelson, Vince Gill and Reba McEntire
    Dec 8, 1956
    Rockabilly musician Dave Rich joins "The Louisiana Hayride" in Shreveport

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