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  • May 1, 1956
    Sun releases Johnny Cash's "I Walk The Line"
    May 3, 1956
    The Broadway production "The Most Happy Fella" opens at New York's Imperial Theater. Cast member Frederick "Shorty" Long heads into the studio with Elvis Presley during the show's run to play piano on "Don't Be Cruel" and "Hound Dog"
    May 3, 1956
    The Louvin Brothers record "Knoxville Girl" in Nashville
    May 3, 1956
    Dallas producer and studio owner Jim Beck dies after inhaling cleaning solution while maintaining a tape machine. Beck influenced the careers of Lefty Frizzell and Ray Price, and had Decca considering moving its country operations to Dallas
    May 4, 1956
    RCA releases Elvis Presley's "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You" backed with "My Baby Left Me"
    May 4, 1956
    The Louvin Brothers record "Cash On The Barrel Head" in Nashville
    May 4, 1956
    Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps record "Be-Bop-A-Lula" at the Bradley Film & Recording Studio in Nashville
    May 4, 1956
    George Gobel, a former star of radio's "National Barn Dance," is featured on the cover of TV Guide
    May 8, 1956
    Johnny Cash records "Train Of Love" and "There You Go" at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis
    May 9, 1956
    Buck Owens' third son, Johnny Dale Owens, is born in California

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