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  • Feb 1, 1955
    Roy Rogers & Dale Evans guest on NBC's "The Bob Hope Show"
    Feb 3, 1955
    Carl Smith records "Wicked Lies," "Old Lonesome Times," "I've Changed" and "There She Goes" during the evening at the Tulane Hotel's Castle Studio in Nashville
    Feb 4, 1955
    R&B vocalist Al Hibbler records "Unchained Melody." The pop hit is destined to reach hit status in country twice, in the hands of Elvis Presley and LeAnn Rimes
    Feb 5, 1955
    Elvis Presley records "Baby, Let's Play House" at Memphis' Sun Recording Studio
    Feb 6, 1955
    Elvis Presley meets for the first time with Colonel Tom Parker at Palumbo's, across the street from Memphis' Ellis Auditorium, where he performs two shows with Faron Young, Martha Carson, Ferlin Husky and The Wilburn Brothers
    Feb 7, 1955
    Columbia releases Carl Smith's "Wait A Little Longer Please, Jesus"
    Feb 7, 1955
    The Maddox Brothers & Rose record "A Rusty Old Halo." The song becomes a hit for Hoyt Axton two dozen years later
    Feb 12, 1955
    Hawkshaw Hawkins and Jean Shepard appear with host Red Foley on ABC-TV's music series "Ozark Jubilee"
    Feb 14, 1955
    Decca releases Kitty Wells' double-sided "Makin' Believe" and "Whose Shoulder Will You Cry On"
    Feb 16, 1955
    Elvis Presley opens for Hank Snow in Odessa, Texas, where the audience includes one Roy Orbison

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