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  • Nov 1, 1957
    Johnny Cash signs a recording contract with Columbia Records, set to take effect on August 1, when his deal with Sun runs out
    Nov 12, 1957
    Johnny Cash records "Big River" and "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen" at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis
    Dec 21, 1957
    After giving Colonel Tom Parker a red sports car for Christmas, Elvis Presley goes to the Grand Ole Opry in a tuxedo. He takes pictures with Brenda Lee, Johnny Cash, Hank Snow, Ray Price and Faron Young, and goes on stage to wave to the audience
    Jan 1, 1958
    Johnny Cash gives his first New Year's performance at San Quentin prison in California. He does several more in ensuing years
    Feb 17, 1958
    Johnny Cash's "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen" ascends to the top of the Billboard country singles chart
    Mar 8, 1958
    Johnny Cash performs "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen" on "The Dick Clark Show" on ABC. Also featured are The Platters and The Silhouettes
    Mar 31, 1958
    Johnny Cash guests on the ABC music series "The Lawrence Welk Show"
    Apr 9, 1958
    Johnny Cash records "Guess Things Happen That Way," "Come In Stranger" and "Oh Lonesome Me" at Memphis' Sun Recording Studio
    May 15, 1958
    Johnny Cash records "You're The Nearest Thing To Heaven" at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis
    May 28, 1958
    Johnny Cash records "Katy Too" at Memphis' Sun Recording Studio

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