1956 – Gene Vincent gets the call from Capitol Records, which tells the “Be-Bop-a-Lula” singer it wants to market him as its equivalent of RCA’s Elvis Presley.
1956 – Elvis Presley plays Las Vegas, Nev., for the first time. Reaction is poor, and he plays only one week of a two-week engagement. 1956 – Elvis Presley makes his Las Vegas debut at the New Frontier Hotel. The two-week run is cancelled after seven days because of poor reception. It is thirteen years […]
1956 – Elvis Presley: Heartbreak Hotel US 45 is no. 1 chart topper this day in rock. Heartbreak Hotel lyrics Well, since my baby left me, I found a new place to dwell. It’s down at the end of lonely street at Heartbreak Hotel. You make me so lonely baby, I get so lonely, I […]
1956 – Clyde McPhatter of the Drifters is released from the U.S. Armed Forces.
1956 – Buddy Holly’s first single ‘Blue Days, Black Nights’, was released.
1956 – Rock `n’ roll pioneer Buddy Holly’s first single, “Blue Days, Black Nights,” is released.
1956 – Travelling from Amarillo to Nashville, the plane that Elvis Presley was flying on developed engine trouble and was forced to make an emergency landing. The incident created a fear of flying for Presley.
1956 – Nat King Cole is beaten by racial segregationists who disrupt his Birmingham, Ala., concert.
1956 – Gene Vincent records “Be-Bop-a-Lula.” lyrics: Well Be-bo a lula She’s my baby Be-bop a lula I don’t mean maybe Be-bop a lula She’s my baby Be-bop a lula I don’t mean maybe Be-bop a lula She’s my baby doll my baby doll my baby doll Well she’s the gal in the red blue […]
1956 – Elvis on tour in Colorado, Texas and New Mexico on this day in rock. Elvis Presley played two shows at Denver Coliseum in Colorado, (1 matinee and 1 evening). What what what… he never does two shows!… Oh … that was Beetlejuice.
1956 – Alan Freed’s ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Dance Party’ Premiers on CBS This Day in Rock History!