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The Frank Wess Quintet records Baubles Bangles And Beads, Blues For Playmates, Woolafun's Lament, Monday Stroll and Pin Up, for Savoy Records in New York City, USA.
The Five Keys appear at a Wurlitzer Jukebox showcase event in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
Elvis Presley makes the last of his seven appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA, performing Hound Dog, Heartbreak Hotel and other hits.
Decca Records' existing recording contract with Buddy Holly expires, and will not be renewed, as Holly no longer wishes to be with the company.
The Eddie Duchin Story, a Hollywood movie about the life of jazz bandleader Eddie Duchin, is released to cinemas in Australia.
Vocalists Robert "Billy" Brooks and Piney Brown [aka The Blues Toppers] with The King Kolax Orchestra record Sleeping In An Ocean Of Tears and They Call Her Rosalie for Duke Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Adrian Frederick Smith is born in Hackney, East London, UK. he will find success as Adrian Smith, guitarist and songwriter with Iron Maiden.
Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers perform live at the prestigious London Palladium, London, UK, at the opening of their twelve-week overseas tour.
Round And Round by Perry Como reaches No1 in the Billboard US pop singles chart.
Little Darlin' by The Diamonds reaches No2 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA, making it their biggest hit.
Lita Roza appears on the ATV show Sunday Night At The London Palladium, in the UK.
Chas McDevitt with Nancy Whiskey, Johnny Duncan And His Blue Grass Boys, The Avon Cities Jazz Band, The Dick Bishop Skiffle Group and and The Bob Cort Skiffle Group play in the Skiffle Session at the Royal Festival Hall, London, UK.
Another week-long Alan Freed-produced revue at the Brooklyn Paramount, New York City, USA, comes to the end of its run, featuring, Bo Diddley, The Del-Vikings, Charlie Gracie, The Harptones, Bobby Marchan, Buddy Knox and others.
The Coasters play the first of three nights at the Broadway Capitol Theatre, Detroit, Michigan, USA, with Faye Adams, Jack Scott, Johnny And Joe, Amos Milburn, Johnny Janis, and the Red Prysock Combo.
A Sun Records package tour featuring Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis and Johnny Cash plays in Duluth, Minnesota, USA.
Zsa Zsa Gabor plays the first night of four weeks at The Cafe De Paris, London, UK.
When UK pop star Tommy Steele starts a tour at The Empire, Liverpool, he is horrified to discover that unknown US support act, Freddie Bell And The Bell Boys, are being paid more than he is.
Chuck Berry hits No1 on the Billboard R+B Singles chart in the USA and No3 on the pop chart with School Day.
R'n'b vocal group The Diablos release a new single, Can't We Talk This Over, on Fortune Records in the USA.
Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Wanda Jackson are added to the line-up of a Sonny James tour in the USA.
Frankie Laine plays the seventh night in a two-week season at the Palladium, London, UK.
The Top Record Stars of 1957 tour, featuring Johnny Cash, Gene Vincent, Jerry Lee Lewis, Sonny James, Wanda Jackson and Johnny Hicks, plays the first of two nights in Beaumont, Texas, USA. The show is presented by Beaumont Police Department and, according to the posters, tickets costing $1 are available 'from any policeman or at Police Station.'
That'll Be The Day by The Crickets [with Buddy Holly on lead vocal] is released in the USA on Brunswick Records.
Buddy Holly and The Crickets record Not Fade Away and Everyday at producer Norman Petty's studio in Clovis, New Mexico, USA. Not Fade Away is based on Bo Diddley's influential Hambone guitar riff, as heard on his song Mona.
Ray Charles, B.B.King, The Drifters, Ruth Brown, Jimmy Reed and others play at Harndon Stadium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Johnnie Ray hits No1 in the UK singles chart with Yes Tonight Josephine. The song was inspired by the story that Napoleon Bonaparte once turned down the romantic approaches of Empress Josephine using the words, "Not tonight, Josephine".
R'n'b pianist Bill Doggett records Shindig for King Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Paul Cook, future Sex Pistols? drummer, is born in Hammersmith, London.
Tammy by Debbie Reynolds enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1.
Fats Domino begins a week of dates at Club Bolero, Wildwood-by-the- Sea, New Jersey, USA.
Fats Domino, Paul Anka, Jo Ann Campbell, The Bobettes and others play at the Schubert Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
The Johnny Burnette Trio releases a new single, Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee/Butterfingers, on Coral Records in the USA.
Fats Domino, Bo Diddley and Big Maybelle play at the Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City.
The Biggest Show Of Stars For 1957 plays the first of five nights at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, featuring Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Paul Anka, The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, The Drifters, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Bowen, Sam 'The Man' Taylor and Clyde McPhatter.
Tammy reaches No1 in the Cash Box magazine Top 100 Singles Chart in the USA. The position is shared by two versions of the song, one by Debbie Reynolds and one by The Ames Brothers.
Package tour The Biggest Show Of Stars for 1957, featuring Paul Anka, The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, The Bobbettes, The Drifters, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Bowen, Sam 'The Man' Taylor and Clyde McPhatter plays in the Municipal Theatre, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA.
One of the first all-female r'n'b groups, The Chantels, record Maybe in a refurbished church in midtown Manhattan, New York City, USA. It will peak at No2 in the Billboard R'n'B chart.
The latest Elvis Presley movie, Jailhouse Rock, is released in the USA by MGM, with a premiere at Lowe's State Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, USA.
Entertainment trade magazine Variety reports that movie-goer Earl Shanks was recently jailed for throwing a cowbell at the screen during a showing of the Elvis Presley film Jailhouse Rock in the Brunson Theatre, Baytown, Texas, USA. Shanks is later released on $500 bail but faces charges of malicious destruction of property.
Starring tonight on US tv show American Bandstand is Jerry Lee Lewis. Further down the bill, however, are Tom And Jerry singing their minor hit Hey! Schoolgirl. They will find greater success after a name change to Simon and Garfunkel.
Ray Charles and Screamin' Jay Hawkins, play at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
My Special Angel by Bobby Helms enters the Popular Singles Chart in the UK at No22. It will rise no further.
Hey School Girl, by little known New York City duo Tom And Jerry is released. The song is a flop, but when the pair change their name to Simon And Garfunkel in the mid-sixties, they will become one of the world's top acts.
The Cadillacs play the third of five nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by The Blue Notes and others.
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