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  • Mar 1, 1956
    Ray Price records "Crazy Arms" and "You Done Me Wrong" during an overnight session at the Bradley Studios in Nashville
    Mar 2, 1956
    "Loose Talk" songwriter Freddie Hart holds his first Columbia recording session. Under the affiliation, he makes his first chart appearance three years later
    Mar 2, 1956
    The Cowsills' John Cowsill is born in Newport, Rhode Island. Best known for "The Rain, The Park & Other Things," The Cowsills also notch a 1968 hit with "Indian Lake," destined for country success when it's covered by Freddy Weller
    Mar 2, 1956
    Elvis Presley gets pulled over on Riverside Drive in Memphis for speeding
    Mar 3, 1956
    Ernest Stoneman, of The Stoneman Family, tapes an appearance on NBC-TV's "The Big Surprise." His run on the game show lasts five weeks, as he earns $10,000
    Mar 4, 1956
    Roy Orbison records "Ooby Dooby" in Clovis, New Mexico, with his band The Teen Kings, including future country songwriter Johnny "Peanuts" Wilson. The song becomes Orbison's first single
    Mar 7, 1956
    Merle Travis and actress Judy Hayden are divorced, after seven years of marriage
    Mar 8, 1956
    Webb Pierce records the Jimmie Rodgers classic "Any Old Time" in Nashville's Bradley Recording Studio
    Mar 8, 1956
    Less than a week after he was last cited for driving too fast, Elvis Presley gets another speeding ticket in Memphis
    Mar 10, 1956
    Ernest "Pop" Stoneman, of The Stoneman Family, is a guest on NBC-TV's "The Big Surprise." The game show, taped one week earlier, begins a five-week winning streak for Stoneman, who earns $10,000 by answering trivia questions

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