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  • Jul 20, 1955
    Coral Records releases Patsy Cline's first single, "A Church, A Courtroom And Then Goodbye" and "Honky Tonk Merry-Go-Round"
    Jul 21, 1955
    Bass player Howie Epstein is born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A member of Tom Petty's band, The Heartbreakers, for 20 years, he produces three hits for girlfriend Carlene Carter: "Come On Back," "Every Little Thing" and "I Fell In Love"
    Jul 23, 1955
    Chess releases Chuck Berry's R&B classic "Maybellene," hailed in the Country Music Foundation book "Heartaches By The Number" among the 500 greatest country singles ever made
    Jul 25, 1955
    Columbia signs The Collins Kids to a recording contract. It never amounts to any hits, but it's an important step in the career of California songwriter Larry Collins, who writes such hits as "Delta Dawn" and "You're The Reason God Made Oklahoma"
    Jul 25, 1955
    Capitol releases Tommy Collins' two-sided hit, "I Guess I'm Crazy" backed with "You Oughta See Pickles Now"
    Jul 30, 1955
    Johnny Cash records the first version of "Folsom Prison Blues," plus "Luther Played The Boogie" and "So Doggone Lonesome" at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis
    Jul 31, 1955
    Seventeen years after The Monroe Brothers split, Bill and Charlie Monroe deliver their first full-fledged reunion concert at the New River Ranch in Rising Sun, Maryland. Bill Monroe appears in a sling, having broken his collarbone in a bathtub accident
    Jul 31, 1955
    Elvis Presley performs at the Hesterly Armory in Tampa, Florida. A photo from the show is used the following year as the cover for the album "Elvis"

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