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  • Jul 1, 1953
    Less than a month after high school graduation, Elvis Presley is referred to M.B. Parker Machinists' Shop in Memphis, where he takes a one-month job for $33-a-week
    Jul 1, 1953
    Eleven-year-old Bobby Wright, the son of Kitty Wells and Johnny Wright, has his first recording session for Decca
    Jul 3, 1953
    MGM releases Hank Williams' "I Won't Be Home No More"
    Jul 4, 1953
    Kirk "Jelly Roll" Johnson is born in Lake Charles, Louisiana. He plays harmonica on Randy Travis' "Hard Rock Bottom Of Your Heart," John Michael Montgomery's "Life's A Dance" and The Judds' "Turn It Loose," among others
    Jul 5, 1953
    Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette rally against a monopolistic Old West supply store in the debut of "Pack Train." Steel guitarist Frankie Marvin has a minor role as well
    Jul 5, 1953
    "Old American Barndance" debuts on TV's Dumas network, with Tennessee Ernie Ford and Pee Wee King as regulars
    Jul 7, 1953
    "The Eddy Arnold Show" begins a short stint as an NBC summer replacement series
    Jul 7, 1953
    Red Foley records "Shake A Hand"
    Jul 9, 1953
    David Ball is born in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He scores one of 1994's biggest hits with his semi-novelty "Thinkin' Problem," returning to hitmaker status in 2001 with "Riding With Private Malone"
    Jul 10, 1953
    Kitty Wells records "Hey Joe" and "I've Kissed You My Last Time" at Nashville's Castle Studio in the Tulane Hotel

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