Malcolm Yelvington has "Yakety Yak"/"A Gal Named Jo" issued on Meteor 5022. It
is released under the pseudonym Mac Sales and the Esquire Trio since Yelvington was still under contract to Sun Records.
Sam Phillips sells Elvis Presley's recording
contract to RCA Victor Records. He then buys out Jud Phillips's share of Sun Records and becomes sole owner again. Jud Phillips might have promoted the sale of Elvis Presley's management contract to Jud's former boss, Tom Parker, so that he can recoup his
Ekko 1015 "Talkin' Off The Wall" is released by Eddie Bond, who had already auditioned, and been turned down, by Sun Records.
Johnny Cash's ''Cry Cry Cry'' enters the national country top fifteen for one week only.
''My father wrote me a letter'', Roy Orbison remember later. ''He said he had seen a concert with Elvis Presley and it was terrible. He said this greasy haired kid came out and stole the
show. Anyway, Elvis came to town and about four hundred of us showed up. It had to be late summer because everyone had gotten on trains and gone to Abilene to see a football game. Elvis came out and I thought I saw him spit onto the stage. As he walked out,
he just went Puhhh. It was him, Scotty Moore, Bill Black, Floyd Cramer, and my old drummer. The show was pretty good. He sang a lof of other people's song''. Elvis was in Odessa in October 1955 with Cramer... and October was football season, so perhaps that's
the date Roy was talking about.
The original Mickey Mouse Club
television program made its debut on ABC. The show was billed as a variety show for children and would feature cartoons, educational segments and serials like “The Hardy Boys” and “Spin and Marty.” The show also featured child actors
as “Mouseketeers” who would perform in musical and dance numbers as well as the other segments. The original run of the Mickey Mouse Club lasted four seasons until it was canceled in 1959 and would feature a rotation of 39 different “Mouseketeers''.
OCTOBER 1, 1955 SATURDAY
George Jones makes his debut on The Louisiana Hayride.
Patsy Cline makes her final appearance with Bill Peer and His Melody Boys at the Brunswick Moose Hall in Winchester, Virginia, ending a three-year relationship. During that time Peer gave
the former Virginia Hensley her stage name.
''The Honeymooners'' debuts as a weekly show on CBS-TV. The lead role of Brooklyn bus driver Ralph Kramden belongs to Jackie
Gleason, who goes on to write Jimmy Dean's 1962 country recitation, ''To A Sleeping Beauty''.
Res Allen is a featured guest as Red Foley hosts ABC's ''Ozark Jubilee''.
OCTOBER 3, 1955 MONDAY
Earl Scruggs suffers a fractured hip in an early-morning automobile accident
15 miles east of Knoxville, Tennessee. Also injured in the crash are his wife, Louise, and sons Gary and Randy Scruggs.
The children's show ''Captain Kangaroo'', starring
Bob Keeshan, makes its debut on CBS-TV. It's referenced a decade later in The Statler Brothers' first hit single, ''Flowers On The Wall''.
OCTOBER 7, 1955 FRIDAY
Elvis Presley attends a Bob Wills concert at Cook's Hoedown Club in Houston, Texas.
OCTOBER 8, 1955
Sonny James joins the ''Ozark Jubilee'' radio show in Springfield, Missouri.
country hitmaker George Burns shares the cover of TV Guide with wife and comedic partner Gracie Allen.
Eddy Arnold registers a number 1 country hit in Billboard with
''The Cattle Call''.
OCTOBER 10, 1955 MONDAY
Hank Penny and Sue Thompson have
a son, Greg Penny, in Los Angeles.
Capitol released Faron Young's double-sided hit, ''It's A Great Life (If You Don't Weaken)'' and ''For The Love Of A Woman Like You''.
OCTOBER 11, 1955 TUESDAY
Sun labelmates Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins begin an 11-day
concert tour at the Fair Park Auditorium in Abilene, Texas.
OCTOBER 15, 1955 SATURDAY
day after opening for Bill Haley and The Comets, Buddy Holly performing with future record producer Bob Montgomery, opens an Elvis Presley show in Lubbock, Texas. In the audience is the 13-year old Mac Davis.
ABC-TV premieres ''Grand Ole Opry'', which runs every fourth Saturday night. Special guests on the first show, Les Paul and Mary Fold.
Records released Chuck Berry's rhythm and blues single, ''Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)''. Just 11 days later, Ernest Tubb recorded a country version.
Jim Reeves joins
host Webb Pierce on ABC-TV's ''Ozark Jubilee''.