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Sep 9, 1954Elvis Presley performs for the grand opening of Katz Drug Store on Lamar Avenue in Memphis. The show is witnessed by Johnny Cash, who meets his future Sun labelmate for the first timeMar 21, 1955Johnny Cash has an unscheduled audition with producer Sam Phillips at Sun Records in Memphis. Phillips passes on the bulk of Cash's material, but after hearing "Hey, Porter," has the youngster come back the next day to recordMar 22, 1955Johnny Cash records his first single, "Hey, Porter," at the Sun Studio in MemphisMay 24, 1955Rosanne Cash is born in Memphis, Tennessee. The daughter of Johnny Cash, she infuses pop and rock influences in her own progressive recording career beginning in the late-1970s, winning a Grammy for "I Don't Know Why You Don't Want Me"Jun 21, 1955Sun Records releases Johnny Cash And The Tennessee Two's first single, "Cry! Cry! Cry!" backed with "Hey Porter"Jul 30, 1955Johnny Cash records the first version of "Folsom Prison Blues," plus "Luther Played The Boogie" and "So Doggone Lonesome" at the Sun Recording Studio in MemphisAug 1, 1955Johnny Cash plays the first major concert of his career, opening for Webb Pierce, Wanda Jackson and Elvis Presley at the Mississippi-Alabama Fairgrounds in Tupelo, Mississippi. They work four more cities over the next four daysSep 6, 1955After 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 nightOct 11, 1955Sun labelmates Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins begin an 11-day concert tour at the Fair Park Auditorium in Abilene, TexasNov 19, 1955Johnny Cash writes "I Walk The Line" in Gladewater, Texas, in 20 minutes prior to a remote broadcast of "The Louisiana Hayride." Also appearing on the bill: Elvis Presley and Carl Perkins
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