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  • Mar 24, 1956
    Elvis Presley makes his sixth and final appearance on The Dorsey Brothers' "Stage Show," performing "Heartbreak Hotel"
    Jul 22, 1956
    The Ames Brothers appear on CBS-TV's "The Ed Sullivan Show" singing "It Only Hurts For A Little While" from New York. In 1978, the song will become a country hit for Margo Smith
    Aug 7, 1956
    "The Gene Autry Show" makes its final prime-time appearance on CBS-TV, with "Back In The Saddle Again" serving as the theme song
    Sep 9, 1956
    Elvis Presley makes his first appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show." He sings four songs, including "Love Me Tender" and "Don't Be Cruel," shot only from the waist up. Charles Laughton hosts in place of Sullivan, recuperating from an auto accident
    Oct 28, 1956
    Elvis Presley makes his second appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," performing "Don't Be Cruel," "Hound Dog," "Love Me" and "Love Me Tender"
    Jan 6, 1957
    Elvis Presley makes his final appearance on CBS-TV's "The Ed Sullivan Show," singing seven songs: "Hound Dog," "Love Me Tender," "When My Blue Moon Turns To Gold Again," "Heartbreak Hotel," "(There'll Be) Peace In The Valley (For Me)," "Too Much" and "Don't Be Cruel"
    Jan 19, 1957
    Johnny Cash makes his first network TV appearance, on CBS' "The Jackie Gleason Show," where he sings "I Walk The Line." Also appearing on the broadcast: Johnny Horton and Marty Robbins
    Jan 20, 1957
    Sonny James performs "Young Love" on CBS-TV's "The Ed Sullivan Show." Also appearing is R&B singer Ivory Joe Hunter, who renders "Since I Met You Baby," which James will cover a dozen years later
    Jan 21, 1957
    Patsy Cline nets first prize on the weekly CBS-TV show "Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts" with her performance of "Walkin' After Midnight"
    Mar 5, 1957
    Elvis Presley is parodied as "Elvin Pelvin" on CBS-TV's "The Phil Silvers Show"

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