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Lew Chudd, founder of Imperial Records, is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Imperial will launch the career of Fats Domino, and score major successes with T-Bone Walker, Smiley Lewis, Ricky Nelson and others.
Buddy Holley (later to find fame as Buddy Holly) begins his third year at Roscoe Wilson Elementary School, Lubbock, Texas, USA.
The Four Blazes and The Freddie Mitchell Combo play during a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Chess Records of Chicago, Illinois, USA, buys a new office and studio building at 2120 South Michigan Avenue. They will, however, not begin moving in until May 6, 1957.
South African newspaper The Star describes rock'n'roll music as sounding like "beating on a bucket lid". Fans of the music are characterised in the article as "hordes of sloppy, aggressive, be-jeaned louts and their girlfriends who cause so much trouble in South Africa."
Chuck Berry is the headline act when the Biggest Show Of Stars For 57 package tour plays in the Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA. Other acts on the bill include Buddy Holly And The Crickets, Fats Domino, The Everly Brothers, Paul Anka, The Drifters, Clyde McPhatter, LaVern Baker, Frankie Lymon and Buddy Knox.
R'n'b vocal group The Monitors record Closer To Heaven and Rock 'N' Roll Fever for Specialty Records at Cosimo's Studios, New Orleans, Lousiana, USA.
The Clovers release a new Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller composed and produced single, Love Potion No9, on United Artists records in the USA.
Cliff Richard appears on UK tv show Sunday Night At The London Palladium, where he is presented with a silver disc for his hit single Living Doll.
Chuck Berry is indicted by a federal grand jury in St Louis, Missouri, USA, on two felony charges. The first indictment, reported to District Judge Roy W. Harper, charges Berry with transporting a woman across state lines for immoral purposes. In the second indictment Berry is charged with transporting an automatic pistol interstate.
As Elvis Presley prepares to leave the US army, the government of East Germany bans all of his records and films.
Del Shannon releases a new single, Runaway, in the USA.
Jocko's Rocketship Revue at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, features Clyde McPhatter, Baby Washington, Shep And The Limelites, Bobby Freeman and The Larks.
Sir Edward Lewis, Chairman of Decca Records in the UK, is in hospital for an operation.
Tony Orlando performs Halfway To Paradise on W-Fil-tv show American Bandstand in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
Gene Vincent plays at The Carlton, Slough, England, UK, Europe.
Cliff Richard and The Shadows play the eleventh night in a six-week season at The Opera House, Blackpool, UK.
Adam Faith plays at The Granada Cinema, Dartford, England, UK, Europe.
Connie Francis plays the third night in a week of shows at The Holiday House, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Brenda Lee records German, French and Italian versions of Fool No. 1 in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. She also records a German language version of Anybody But Me.
Lloyd Price plays the second of two nights at the Regal Theater, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Elvis Presley has a fourth day of location filming in Hawaii, USA, for his latest movie, Girls! Girls! Girls!
The Beatles play a lunchtime gig at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, UK, followed by an evening show at The Blue Penguin Club in St John's Hall, Bootle, as guests of The Merseybeats.
The Everly Brothers play the second of eight nights at Freedomland Amusement Park, The Bronx, New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley continues filming studio scenes for his next movie, It Happened At The World's Fair, in MGM Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
The 1962 recording of Sweet Georgia Brown by Tony Sheridan and The Beatles, is re-released in the UK by Polydor, with a new Sheridan vocal making reference to The Beatles hairstyles.
Elvis Presley has a meeting in Paramount Studios, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, about the music for his next film, Roustabout.
Cliff Richard And The Shadows' tour plays at The Hippodrome, Birmingham, UK.
Dick Dale and The Del-Tones record Glory Wave, Surfin', Mama's Gone Surfin', Spanish Kiss, The Star and Summer Surf for Capitol Recirds in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Elvis Presley is photographed for publicity stills in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA, for his latest movie, Roustabout, at locations in and around Los Angeles, California, USA.
The Soul Agents play in The Cavern Club, 11 Cromford Court (off Market Street), Manchester, Greater Manchester, UK.
The Rolling Stones play the first of two nights in Springfield Hall, St Helier, Jersey, Channel islands.
The Tridents, featuring future rock guitar hero Jeff Beck, play at the 100 Club, Oxford Street, London, UK.
The Animals, Jan And Dean, Chuck Berry and Del Shannon play the sixth of ten nights at The Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA.
Del Shannon, The Shangri-Las, Wayne Fontana and Herman's Hermits play at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
A package tour headlined by Roy Orbison and featuring Marianne Faithfull, The Rockin Berries and Cliff Bennett And The Rebel Rousers, plays at The Granada, Tooting, UK.
The Moody Blues throw one of their celebrated parties in Roehampton, Greater London, England, UK, with guests including Paul McCartney and George Harrison of The Beatles, The Who, Rod Stewart, Marianne Faithfull, Sandie Shaw, Doris Troy, Long John Baldry, Viv Prince (The Pretty Things), Hilton Valentine (The Animals), Twinkle and Goldie And The Gingerbreads.
The Ministry Of Labour and The Variety And Allied Entertainments Council in London, England, UK, announce new restrictions on visiting American entertainers, limiting the m to one television appearance per month.
The Undertakers and The Pete Best Combo, two groups from Liverpool, England, UK, fly to New York City at the behest of entrepreneur Bob Harvey, who has promised them both lucrative work in the USA.
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Fats Domino is playing the fourth of five nights at Club Laurel, Chicago, Illinois, USA.
In Los Angeles, California, USA, The Beach Boys have another recording session for the album Beach Boys Party! On the same day, they play at The Coliseum, Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA.
Elvis Presley releases a new single, Indescribably Blue / Fools Fall In Love, on RCA Records in the USA.
Indescribably Blue by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard US Best-Selling Singles chart, where it will peak at No33 during a four-week run.
The Rolling Stones and The Who are rehearsing for the upcoming tv special, The Rock And Roll Circus, at The Marquee Club, Soho, London, England, UK, Europe.
Showaddywaddy play at The New Theatre, Hull, England, UK, Europe.
The U.S. Postal Service releases its Legends of American Music, Rock and Roll-Rhythm and Blues stamp collection. The set features Bill Haley, Buddy Holly, Clyde McPhatter, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Dinah Washington, and Elvis Presley.
On their first tour together in over twenty years, the surviving members of The Beach Boys play at The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA.
Joe Ely publishes his first novel, Reverb - An Odyssey, through Michael Ventura Publishers in the USA.
Joe Ely releases a new LP, Panhandle Rambler, on Rack'em Records in the USA.
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