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January 1, 1953 - Hank Williams died at 29 years old

January 1, 1956 - Carl Perkins released Sun #234 "Blue Suede Shoes"

January 1, 1967 - Moon Mullican died

January 1, 1923 - Sam Phillips born in Florence, Alabama

January 1, 1957 - Elvis' last appearance on Ed Sullivan

January 1, 1998 - Owen Bradley died in Nashville at 82 years old

January 8, 1935 - Elvis Presley born in Tupelo, MS

January 8, 1928 - Luther Perkins born

January 9, 1915 - Les Paul born

January 10, 1935 - Ronnie Hawkins born Huntsville, Ark

January 10, 1956 - Elvis records "Heartbreak Hotel" during 1st Nashville sessions

January 12, 1998 - Gene Vincent is (finally) officially inducted into the Cleveland Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.

January 13, 1995 - Johnny Carroll died

January 14 1930 - Born: John Grande, Comets (Piano/accordion)
January 16, 1939 - Mac Curtis born in Ft.Worth, TX

January 17, 1929 - Grady Martin born

January 19, 1939 - Phil Everly born in Brownie, KY

January 19, 1998 - Carl Perkins died in Jackson, TN at 65 years old

January 22, 1928 - Birth: Ernie Chaffin
January 22, 1935 - Birth: Sam Cooke, Chicago Ill, soul singer (You Send Me)
January 24, 1936 - Jack Scott born in Windsor, Ontario

January 26, 1956 - Buddy Holly's 1st Nashville sessions yield "Blue Days, Black Nights", "Love Me" & "Midnight Shift" - supervised by Owen Bradley and Paul Cohen

January 28, 1958 - Elvis debuts on national TV "Stage Show with the Dorsey Brothers

January 30, 1980 - Warren Smith died in Longview, TX

January 30, 1957 - Billy Lee Riley records Sun #277 "Red Hot"

January 31, 2000 - Jimmy Haggett died in Poplar Bluff, MO






February, 1932 - Sun Studio established

February 1, 1937 - Don Everly born in Brownie, KY

February 3, 1959 - Buddy Holly, Big Bopper Richie Valenz died, plane crash, Mason City,Iowa

February 4, 1929 - Paul Burlison born in Brownsville, TN

February 6, 1936 - John D. Faircloth (Donnie Brooks) born, Terrel, TX
February 7, 1933(32) - Warren Smith born in Humphrey's County, MS

February 9, 1981 - Bill Haley died, Texas

February 11, 1935 - Gene Vincent born in Norfolk, VA

February 12, 1924 - Dick Richards, Comets/Jodimars (Drums)
February 13, 1920 - Tennessee Ernie Ford born in Bristol, TN

February 13, 1920 - Boudleaux Bryant born

February 14, 1999 - Buddy Knox died

Fevruary 16, 1915 - Bill Doggett born

February 18, 1995 - Johnny Carroll died, Dallas,TX

February 19, 1878 - Thomas Edison patents 1st phonograph

February 24, 1991 - Webb Pierce died

February 25, 1932 - Faron Young born in Shreveport, LA

February 26, 1932 - Johnny Cash born in Kingsland, Ark

February 26, 1928 - Fats Domino born

February 27, 1927 - Al Cernik (AKA Guy Mitchell) born Detroit, Michigan

February 29, 2000 - Pee Wee King died Wisconsin






March 1, 1968 - Johnny Cash marries June Carter

March 2, 1984 - Roy Hall died in Nashville,TN

March 2, 1883 - The "CD" was introduced

March 3, 1956 - Carl Perkins' Blue Suede Shoes 1st Sun record on Billboard Hot 100

March 4, 1948 - Shakin' Stevens born, Ely, Cardiff, Wales

March 5, 1956 - Roy Orbison cuts Ooby Dooby at Norman Petty's studio Clovis, New Mexico

March 5, 1960 - Elvis released from Army

March 5, 1963 - Patsy Cline died

March 6, 1925 - Jean Chapel born, Neon, KY

March 8, 1933 - Johnny Dollar born

March 8, 1941 - Bob Timmers, RHOF creater, born, Appleton, WI

March 13, 1933 - Mike Stoller (songwriter) born

March 15, 1927 - born, Carl Smith, Marnardsville, TN

March 16, 1973 - Rock Around the Clock hits Billboard charts for the 2nd time thanx to American Grafitti

March 16, 1956 - Col. Parker becomes Elvis' manager

March 19, 1937 - Clarence "Frogman" Henry born

March 19, 1942 - Robin Luke born

March 20, 1937 - Jerry Reed born, Atlanta, GA

March 21, 1938 - Ronnie Haig born

March 21, 1956 - Carl Perkins injured in car crash on the way to 1st national TV appearance on "Perry Como Show"

March 21, 1991 - Leo Fender died

March 21, 1997 - The Rockabilly Hall of Fame website (R) is created.

March 23, 1935 - Joe D'Ambrose, Comets/Jodimars (Sax)

March 24, 1958 - Elvis inducted into Army

March 25, 1934 - Johnny Burnette born in Memphis

March 25, 1938 - Hoyt Axton born

March 26, 1957 - Elvis buys Graceland for $100,000

March 27, 1940 - Janice Martin born, Southerlin, VA

March 29, 1957 - Ric Cartey cuts 1st sessions for RCA

March 29, 1909 - Aubrey 'Moon' Mullican born in Corrigan, TX

March 31, 1928 - Lefty Frizzell born

March 31, 1958 - Chuck Berry released Johnny B Goode






April 2, 1956 - Johnny Cash recprds Sun #241 "I Walk the Line" b/w "Get Rhythm"

April 3, 1948 - Louisiana Hayride premieres on KWKH

April 3, 2001 - Paul Peek (Blue Caps) dies, Atlanta, 2 days before he was scheduled to perform on stage at the Ryman Auditorium

April 5, 1931 - Jack Clement born in Whitehaven, TN April 6, 1984 - Ral Donner died

April 6, 1957 - Elvis' signs with Paramount Pictures

April 9, 1932 - Carl Perkins born in Tiptonville, TN

April 10, 1959 - Brian Setzer born, Masapequah, NY

April 10, 1957 - Ricky Nelson's singing debut on "The Adventures Of Ozzie and Harriet" ... Rick sings "I'm Walkin"
April 10, 1921 - Sheb Wooley (Ben Colder) born

April 12, 1921 - Joe Maphis born, Suffolk,VA

April 12, 1954 - Bill Haley rec Rock Around the Clock

April 13, 1986 - Johnny Dollar died

April 15, 1938 - Bob Luman born in Nagadoches,TX

April 15, 1944 - Dave Edmunds born

April 15, 1998 - Rose Maddox died, Ashland, OR (71 years old)

April 17, 1941 - Billy Fury (real name Ronal Wycherly)  British singer, born

April 17, 1960 - Eddie Cochran died, car crash, London, England (21 yrs old)

8 April 18, 1925 - Clarence 'Gatemouth' Brown, born

April 23, 1936 - Roy Orbison born, Vernon, TX

April 23, 1936 - Ray Peterson, born

April 26, 1938 - Duane Eddy born

April 29, 1931 - Lonnie Donegan, born

April 30, 1925 - Johnny Horton born, Los Angeles, CA

April 30, 1933 - Willie Nelson, born

April 30, 1943 - Bobby Vee, born






May 1, 1967 - Elvis Priscilla marry

May 1, 1929 - Sonny James born

May 1, 1965 - Wayne Hancock born on Dallas, TX

May 2, 1933 - Glenn Honeycutt born in Belzoni, MS

May 2, 1929 - Link Wray born

May 3, 1928 - Dave Dudley born, Spencer, WI

May 4, 1956 - Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps cut their first session: "Be Bop A Lula," "Race With The Devil," "Woman Love" and "I Sure Miss You" in Nashville

May 4, 1963 - Matt Lucas version of "I'm Movin On" hits Billboard charts

May 5, 1934 - Ace Cannon born

May 5, 1942 - Tammy Wynette born

May 6, 2002 - Songwriter Otis Blackwell died, heart attack, Nashville, TN

May 7, 1927 - Jim Lowe born

May 7, 1922 - Roy Hall born

May 7, 1942 - Lorrie Collins born in Tahlequah, OK

May 7, 1942 - Roy Hall born in Gap, VA

May 7, 1956 - Rock'N'Roll Trio cut 1st sessions at Pythian Temple NYC

May 9, 1914 - Hank Snow, born

May 8, 1940 - Rick Nelson born in Teanek, NJ

May 8, 1953 - Billy Burnette born

May 9, 1937 - Sonny Curtis born in Meadow, TX

May 10, 1935 - Larry Williams born

May 10, 1941 - Joe Poovey born in Dallas,TX

May 10, 1909 - Maybelle Carter, born

May 12, 1942 - Billy Swan born

May 12, 1921 - Joe Maphis born in Suffolk, VA

May 13, 1941 - Ritchie Valens born

May 13, 1926 - DJ Dewey Phillips, born

May 14, 1936 - Boby Darin born

May 15, 1918 - Eddie Arnold born

May 20, 1954 - Bill Haley released "Rock Around the Clock"

May 22, 1958 - Jerry Lee "falls" in England

May 26, 1984 - Onie Wheeler died

May 28, 1931 - Sonny Burgess born in Newport, Ark

May 28, 2001 - Died - Gene Davis/Bo Davis rockabilly star. Crest Records artist Guitar player on Eddie Cochran's early cuts. Block Busters front man. Movies Rock all Night and Carnival Rock. Also recorded as Chuck and Gene Hollywood Hillbilly's.






June, 1955 - Elvis tours through Texas

June 1, 1915 - Johnny Bond born

June 3, 1953 - Elvis graduates from Humes High - Memphis

June 4, 1956 - "Be Bop A Lula" is released by Capitol Records.

June 5, 1993 - Conway Twitty died

June 7, 1966 - Claudette (Roy O's wife) dies in motorcycle accident

June 9, 1915 - Les Paul born in Waukesha, WI

June 12, 1932 - Charlie Feathers born in Slayden, MS

June 12, 1953 - Rocky Burnette born

June 13, 1989 - Jerry Lee Lewis gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

June 17, 1940 - Alton Lott (Alton & Jimmy) born in Forest, MS

June 19, 1957 - Gene Vincent cuts "Dance To The Bop" in Hollywood

June 19, 1997 - Bobby Helms died

June 20, 1924 - Chet Atkins born, Luttrell, TN

June 23, 1957 - Johnny Carroll cuts "Rock Baby Rock It" - Ft. Worth, TX

June 23, 1956 - Charlie Feathers released Meteor 5032, "Get With It" / "Tongue Tied Jill"

June 23, 1929 - June Carter Cash born

June 25, 1987 - Boudeleaux Bryant died 1987

June 26, 1977 - Elvis' last concert, Indianapolis

June 27, 1934 - Ersel Hickey born in Brighton, NY

June 27, 1986 - Joe Maphis died

June 30, 2000 - Sonny Taylor died in Shiloh, TN






July 1, 1933 - Eddie Bond born in Memphis

July 1, 1995 - Wolfman Jack died

July 1, 1999 - Al Cernik AKA Guy Mitchell died in Nevada

July 2, 1958 - The movie "Hot Rod Gang" is released.

July 2, 1925 - Marvin Rainwater born in Wichita, KS

July 2, 1915 - Born: Fred R. Maddox (The King Of The Bass - Died OCT-29-92)

July 2, 1956 - Elvis cuts Hound Dog/Don't Be Cruel NYC - 1st single to go gold on both sides

July 2, 1956 - Rock'n'Roll Trio cuts 1st Nashville session (thru the 5th)

July 3, 2001 - Roy Nichols dies

July 4, 1955 - Gene, in Franklin, Virginia while on his Triumph motorcycle, is hit by a woman in a Chrysler, crushing his left leg.

July 5, 1954 - Elvis, age 19, records "That's All Right" at Sun

July 5, 1938 - Ronnie Self born in Tin Town, MO

July 6, 1925 - Bill Haley born in Highland Park, MI

July 7, 1954 - Johnny Cash married Vivian Liberto

July 9, 1955 - Rock @ the Clock 1st #1 rock'n'roll song on Billboard charts

July 10, 1954 - Dewey Phillips 1st plays That's All Right on WHBQ in Memphis

July 15, 1923 - Cordell Jackson born in Pontotoc, MS

July 18, 1966 - Bobby Fuller died in Hollywood, CA

July 19, 1954 - Record release: Elvis' Sun #209 "That's All Right"

July 19, 1935 - Matt Lucas born Memphis,TN

July 20, 1935 - Sleepy LaBeef born Smackover, Ark

July 20, 1933 - Buddy Knox born in Happy,TX

July 20, 1938 - Jo Ann Campbell born in Jacksonville, FL

July 21, 1956 - Johnny Cash's first country No. 1 with "I Walk The Line"

July 25, 1955 - Collins Kids sign with Columbia

July 25, 1995 - Charlie Rich died in Hammond,LA

July 28, 1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis debutes on national TV - Steve Allen Show

July 30, 1954 - Elvis plays Overton Shell in Memphis with Scotty and Bill

July 30, 1955 - Johnny Cash rec Sun #232 "Folsum Prison Blues" as well as "Mean Eyed Cat," "Luther's Boogie" and "So Doggone Lonesome"

July 21, 2003 - Sam Phillips died in Memphis, TN






August, 1966 - Rick Nelson cuts Mystery Train, his last session with James Burton on guitar

August 1,1956 - (approx. date) Gene appears on Alan Freed WINS radio show with the Blue Caps to do "Hound Dog" and "Be Bop A Lula".

August 1, 1955 - Elvis, Scotty Bill release "Mystery Train" / "I Forgot To Remember To Forget"

August 8, 1999 - Patsy Cline gets star on Walk of Fame

August 2, 1935 - Hank Cochran born in Isola, MS

August 5, 1968 - Luther Perkins died

August 8, 1921 - Webb Pierce born in West Monroe, LA

August 11, 1939 - Ronnie Dawson born in Dallas,TX

August 11, 1972 - Elvis Priscilla Presley file for divorce

August 12, 1995 - Jean Chapel died in Florida

August 12, 1929 - Buck Owens born in Texas

August 14, 1964 - Johnny Burnette died in Clear Lake, CA

August 14, 1956 - Eddie Cochran cuts 20 Flight Rock at 20th Cent Fox, Hollywood 1956

August 15, 1925 - Born: Rose A. Maddox (The Sweetheart Of Hillbilly Swing - Died APR-15-98)

August 15, 1933 - Bobby Helms born in Bloomington, IN

August 16, 1977 - Elvis dies at Graceland, Memphis

August 17, 1979 - Dorsey Burnette died in Los Angeles, CA

August 18, 1956 - Charlie Feathers cuts 1st King sessions in Cincinnati

August 21, 1939 - James Burton born in Dubberly, LA

August 22, 1938 - Dale Hawkins born

August 22, 1956 - "The Girl Can't Help It" movie premiers in Hollywood.

August 24, 1942 - Carl Mann born

August 27, 1940 - Blue Cap, Dickie "BeBop" Harrell is born unto the world.

August 28, 1981 - Ronnie Self died in Springfield, MO

August 28, 1999 - Blue Cap, Early "Wee Willy" Williams died in Manatee, FL

August 29, 1998 - Charlie Feathers died of a stroke - Memphis,TN

August 31, 1939 - Jerry Allison born






September 1, 1934 - Born: Marshall Lytle, Comets/Jodimars (bass)
September 1, 1933 - Harold Lloyd Jenkins (AKA Conway Twitty) born in Friars Pt, MS

September 1, 1956 - Elvis buys his mom a pink Cadillac

September 4, 1954 - Elvis, Scotty Bill appear on the Grand Ol Opry

September 7, 1936 - Buddy Holly born Lubbock, TX

September 7, 1927 - Ray Harris born

September 8, 1932 - Patsy Cline born

September 9, 1938 - Joe Clay born Harvey, LA

September 9, 1956 - Elvis first appearance on Ed Sullivan

September 10, 1956 - Rosie Flores born San Antonio, TX

September 12, 1931 - George Jones born Saratoga, TX

September 13, 1911 - Bill Monroe born

September 14, 1918 - Malcolm Yelvington born Covington, TN

September 17, 1923 - Hank Williams born, Mt. Olive, Ala

September 17, 1926 - Bill Black born

September 21, 1941 - Dickey "Lee" Lipscomb born Memphis

September 22, 1983 - Everly Bros reunite after 10 years

September 24, 1956 - Barbara Pittman releases I Need A Man

September 26, 1925 - Marty Robbins born Glendale, AZ

September 28, 1968 - Dewey Phillips died

September 29, 1921 - Born: Frank Beecher, Comets (guitar)
September 29, 1935 - "The Killer" Jerry Lee Lewis born Feriday, LA

September 30, 1958 - Marty Stuart born Philadelphia, MS

September 30, 2000 - Bobby Lowell died in Lincoln, Nebraska






October, 1954 - Carl Perkins 1st demo at Sun in Memphis

October 2, 1954 - Elvis, Scotty Bill perform at the Grand Old Opry

October 3, 1938 - Eddie Cochran born in Albert Lea, MN

October 4, 1944 - Larry Collins born in Tulsa,OK

October 4, 1929 - LeRoy Van Dyke born in Spring Fork, MO

October 5, 1933 - Billy Lee Riley born in Pocahontas, Ark

October 6, 1998 - "Groovey" Joe Poovey died in Dallas

October 7, 1963 - Dale Watson born in Birmingham, Alabama

October 9, 1988 - Cliff Gallup died

October 12, 1971 - Eugene Vincent Craddock (Gene Vincent) passes away at the age of 35.

October 14, 1959 - Charlie Rich cuts "Lonely Weekends"

October 15, 1936 - Sid "King" Erwin born in Texas

October 16, 1954 - Elvis Presley begins a year of radio appearances at the Louisiana Hayride

October 17, 1991 - Tennessee Ernie Ford died in Reston, VA

October 18, 1926 - Chuck Berry born

October 20, 1937 - Wanda Jackson born in Maud, OK

October 20, 1983 - Merle Travis died

October 21, 1932 - Andy Star born in Mill Creek, Ark

October 21, 1958 - Buddy Holly's final recording session at Pythian Temple NYC

October 21, 1965 - Bill Black died

October 21, 1915 - Owen Bradley born in Westmoreland

October 22, 1942 - Bobby Fuller born

October 23, 1937 - Johnny Carroll born in Cleburne, TX

October 24, 1932 - JP Richardson born in Sabine Pass, TX

Ocrober 24, 1934 - Glen Glenn born in Joplin, MO

October 26, 1999 - Hoyt Axton died in Victor, Montana

October 27, 1937 - Floyd Cramer born in Campti, LA

October 31, 1934 - Ray Smith born in Melbar, KY






November, 1956 - Jerry Lee Lewis's 1st demo session at Sun

November 4, 1940 - Delbert McClinton born

November 5, 1960 - Johnny Horton killed in Milano, TX

November 10, 1921 - Onie Wheeler born in Sikeston, MO

November 11, 1930 - Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland born in South Carolina

November 11, 1938 - Narvel Felts born

November 13, 1931 - Sonny Fisher born in Tyler, TX

November 16, 1936 - Jimmy Harrell (Alton & Jimmy) born Forest, MS

November 16, 1956 - The movie "Love Me Tender" premiers

November 16, 1997 - Tina Craddock accepts the First Awarded Internet's Rockabilly Hall of Fame Induction Certificate in behalf of her brother, presented in person by Bob Timmers.

November 16, 1956 - Ric Cartey cuts "Oooeee" in Atlanta

November 16, 1956 - Harold Jenkins' 1st Sun sessions in "Rockhouse"

November 16, 1999 - "Blue Cap" Grady Owen died in Philppeans

November 17, 1957 - Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps appear on the Ed Sullivan NYC televison show.

November 20, 1955 - RCA records buys Elvis Presley's contract from Sun Records for $40,000

November 29, 1979 - Ray Smith died in Burlington, Ontario

November 29, 1917- Merle Travis born in Rosewood, KY

November 30, 1937 - Jimmy Bowen born in Santa Rita, NM






December 1, 1957 - Buddy Holly appears on Ed Sullivan

December 3, 1968 - Elvis' '68 Comeback Special airs on NBC

December 3, 1927 - Ferlin Husky born in Flat River, MO

December 4, 1956 - Million Dollar Quartet "session"

December 4, 1988 - Roy Orbison's final concert Akron, OH

December 5, 1959 - Gene Vincent arrives for his first visit to England.

December 5, 1957 - Rock'n'Roll Trio rel "Rock Billy Boogie" / "Drinkin Wine" even though broken-up 1957

December 7, 1988 - Roy Orbison died in Hendersonville, TN (52 yrs old)

December 8, 1882 - Marty Robbins died in Nashville, TN

December 10, 1991 - Alan Freed gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

December 10, 1996 - Faron Young died

December 11, 1944 - Brenda Lee (Brenda Mae Tarpley) born in Atlanta, GA

December 12, 1957 - Jerry Lee Lewis marries cousin Myrna Gail

December 12, 1998 - Jim Ellis (a/k/a ORION) killed in Orrville, Ala

December 14, 1932 - Charlie Rich born in Colt, Ark

December 15, 1926 - Rose Maddox born in Boaz,Ark *

December 15, 1979 - Warren Smith's last live performance - Grand Ole Opry

December 15, 1956 - Elvis, Scotty, Bill & DJ play their last Louisiana Hayride

December 15, 1921 - Alan Freed born

December 16, 1931 - Shelby Singleton born in Wasron, TX

December 17, 1955 - Elvis's contract at Louisianna Hayride is terminated by Col. Parker

December 19, 1955 - Carl Perkins cuts "Blue Suede Shoes" / "Honey Don't" - SUN #234

December 20, 1999 - Hank Snow died in Nashville, TN

December 21, 1944 - Albert Lee born

December 23, 1928 - Buddy Harmon born in Nashville

December 27, 1978 - Bob Luman died

December 27, 1931 - Scotty Moore born in Gadsden,TN

December 28, 1932 - Dorsey Burnette born in Memphis, TN

December 29, 1989 - Marion Keisker (Sam Phillip's assistant at Sun) died

December 29, 1939 - Ed(win) Bruce born 1939 Keiser, Ark

December 30, 1985 - Rick Nelson's last concert Gunnersville, Ala

December 31, 1937 - Alvis Wayne Samford was born in Puduka, Texas to Alva N and Nona Mae Samford. He was the eldest of five
December 31, 1985 - Rick Nelson died, plane crash, in DeKalb,TX

December 31, 1957 - Carl Perkins released his last Sun single "Glad All Over" / "Lend Me Your Comb" - SUN# 287

December 31, 1997 - Floyd Cramer died



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