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  • Jul 1, 1956
    Elvis Presley appears on the second airing of NBC's "The Steve Allen Show," wearing a tuxedo and singing "Hound Dog" to a basset hound
    Jul 1, 1956
    The Osborne Brothers & Red Allen record "Ruby, Are You Mad?" at the Methodist Television, Radio and Film Commission in Nashville
    Jul 1, 1956
    Dick Curless has a daughter, Terry Curless, in Maine
    Jul 2, 1956
    Elvis Presley records "Don't Be Cruel" and "Hound Dog" at the RCA Studios in New York. The latter song requires 31 takes
    Jul 2, 1956
    Johnny Burnette And The Rock & Roll Trio record "The Train Kept A-Rollin'" at the Bradley Recording Studio in Nashville. The rockabilly effort will be named among country's 500 greatest singles in the 2003 Country Music Foundation book "Heartaches By The Number"
    Jul 2, 1956
    Marty Stuart drummer Gregg Stocki is born. He backs a multitude of musicians on the Grammy-winning "Same Old Train"
    Jul 3, 1956
    While catching a train home to Memphis, Elvis Presley meets "Be-Bop-A-Lula" artist Gene Vincent for the first time at New York's Penn Station
    Jul 4, 1956
    The city of Memphis declares Elvis Presley Day when the singer performs at the Memphis Chicks' ballpark
    Jul 4, 1956
    Jimmy Stoneman, of The Stoneman Family, marries Peggy Brain
    Jul 6, 1956
    Guitarist John Jorgenson is born in Madison, Wisconsin. He joins The Desert Rose Band, which fashions a string of 1980s hits, and plays on records by Pam Tillis, Rick Trevino and Mary Chapin Carpenter, among others

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