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  • Sep 2, 1955
    Dobro player Josh Graves records with Flatt & Scruggs for the first time
    Sep 2, 1955
    Elvis Presley wrecks a Cadillac on the way from New Orleans to a show in Texarkana. Presley's able to play the date, along with Johnny Cash
    Sep 3, 1955
    Jim Reeves moves to the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville after first starring on "The Louisiana Hayride" in Shreveport, Louisiana
    Sep 5, 1955
    Tennessee Ernie Ford sings "Sixteen Tons" on his daytime variety show. Fan mail pours in, and Ford records it two weeks later
    Sep 5, 1955
    David "Dad" Carter takes part in his final recording session as a member of The Chuck Wagon Gang at the Jim Beck Studio in Dallas
    Sep 5, 1955
    "The Pee Wee King Show," broadcast by ABC from WEWS-TV in Cleveland, concludes a four-month run in the network's prime-time lineup
    Sep 6, 1955
    After Johnny Cash tells him a story about a former Air Force buddy with distinctive footwear, Carl Perkins writes "Blue Suede Shoes" backstage before a show in Bono, Arkansas. Perkins plays it live for the first time that night
    Sep 10, 1955
    Justin Tubb joins the Grand Ole Opry
    Sep 10, 1955
    Jim Reeves makes his final appearance on "The Louisiana Hayride"
    Sep 11, 1955
    Elvis Presley performs the first of two shows on a Hank Snow package tour with Cowboy Copas and The Louvin Brothers at the City Auditorium in Norfolk, Virginia. In the audience: Gene Vincent

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