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  • Jan 1, 1956
    Sun Records releases Carl Perkins' "Blue Suede Shoes"
    Feb 25, 1956
    Elvis Presley collects his first #1 record as "I Forgot To Remember To Forget" reaches the top of the Billboard country singles chart
    Mar 27, 1956
    After recording the song once previously, Roy Orbison remakes "Ooby Dooby" during his first session for Sun Records in Memphis
    Apr 2, 1956
    Johnny Cash records "I Walk The Line" and "Get Rhythm" at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis
    Apr 10, 1956
    Producer Sam Phillips convinces Carl Perkins to drive him to Southern Motors Cadillac in Memphis, where Perkins receives a new Caddy marking Sun Records' first million-seller, "Blue Suede Shoes." Phillips deducts the cost from Perkins' royalties
    May 1, 1956
    Sun releases Johnny Cash's "I Walk The Line"
    May 8, 1956
    Johnny Cash records "Train Of Love" and "There You Go" at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis
    Jun 15, 1956
    Songwriter/producer/recording engineer Jack Clement begins working for Sam Phillips at the Sun Recording Studio in Memphis. In the job, he takes part in sessions with Johnny Cash, Charlie Rich and Jerry Lee Lewis
    Aug 3, 1956
    Sun releases Carl Perkins' "Dixie Fried"
    Nov 5, 1956
    Jerry Lee Lewis scores an impromptu audition at Memphis' Sun Records, with engineer Jack Clement. In less than 10 days, he makes his first record

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