Video: 'Nat King Cole Is Attacked By White Supremacists - Apr 10 - Today In Music'
(Tuesday, April 10, 1956, early evening CST) — African-American singer Nat “King” Cole was attacked and beaten today by a group of racial segregationists while performing on stage in Birmingham, Alabama.
Video: 'My Fair Lady (Original Broadway Cast Recording)'
(Thursday, March 15, 1956, 7:30 p.m. EST) — The Frederick Loewe-Alan Jay musical play My Fair Lady, based on Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, opened on Broadway tonight at the Mark Hellinger Theatre in New York City, starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews.
Video: '1956 HITS ARCHIVE: Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins'
(Saturday, March 10, 1956) — Carl Perkins’ “Blue Suede Shoes” showed up on all three of today’s Billboard best selling retail charts — pop, country and western and rhythm and blues — marking the first time a country and western artist ever scored in all three categories.