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Jazz pianist Cecil Taylor And His Band come to the end of a month-long engarement at The Five Spot club in The Bowery, New York City, USA.
When former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Louis appears on US tv's The Steve Allen Show to help promote the Solomon Burke song You Can Run [But You Can't Hide] he forgets Burke's name and introduces him instead as Dick Haymes, who has covered the song on Decca Records.
Clyde McPhatter, Mickey And Sylvia, The Channels, The Heartbeats, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Jesse Belvin, The Teenchords and Sil Austin play the fourth night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Jody Williams [with Willie Dixon on bass] records Lucky Lou for Argo Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA. The track will be released as the b-side of the single You May under Williams' pseudonym Little Joe Lee. Otis Rush will copy the intro from Lucky Lou for his 1958 Cobra Records track All Your Love [I Miss Loving] and Fleetwood Mac will adapt it to provide the basis of their song Black Magic Woman.

The Everly Brothers sign a recording contract with Cadence Records in Nashville, Tennessee.
UK music paper Melody Maker reveals that W.C. Handy has turned down an offer for Nat 'King' Cole to film the W.C. Handy story.
All Shook Up by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard US Hot 100 singles chart on its way to No1.
Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers play the seventh night of two-weeks at the Palladium, London, UK.
Buddy Holly and The Crickets record Words Of Love at producer Norman Petty's recording studio in Clovis, New Mexico, USA.
Pop singer Tommy Sands is the subject of This Is Your Life on NBC TV in the USA.
US music trade magazine Cashbox describes the newly-released Got My Mojo Working by Muddy Waters on Chess Records as a "sleeper of the week". The same edition of Cashbox also refers to another version of the same song as its "r'n'b sleeper of the week." The song, written by Preston Foster, will become the subject of a long drawn out copyright case.
US music trade magazine Cashbox describes the newly-released Got My Mojo Working by Muddy Waters on Chess Records as a "sleeper of the week". The same edition of Cashbox also refers to another version of the same song as its "r'n'b sleeper of the week." The song, written by Preston Foster, will become the subject of a long drawn out copyright case.
Lita Roza appears on the ATV show Sunday Night At The London Palladium, in the UK.
The Coasters play the second 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.
The Prisonaires, a group of convicts with a hit single, Just Walkin' In The Rain, are given an award while still serving time in the Tennessee State Penitentiary in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. (outlaw)
Chess Records of Chicago, Illinois, USA, begins moving in to its new office and studio building at 2120 South Michigan Avenue.
Not long after midnight, The Crickets, an upcoming young group featuring vocalist/guitarist Buddy Holly, perform at the Village Theatre, Lubbock, Texas, USA. Later the same day, the group auditions for Arthur Godfrey's Talent Scouts CBS-TV program at KFDA TV studios, Amarillo, Texas, USA, but they are turned down. [The same show had previously turned down Elvis Presley].
The Platters and Lonnie Donegan play the thirteenth night in a two-week season at the Palladium, London, UK.
The Gaylords play at The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, USA.
Tommy Steele continues with a season at The Dominion, London, UK, supported by Freddie Bell and The Bell Boys.
Having inhaled a cap from one of his teeth during rehearsals for the film Jailhouse Rock, Elvis Presley is in Cedars Of Lebanon hospital in Los Angeles, California, USA, having the cap removed from his lung.
Buddy Holly signs a contract with A+R man Bob Thiele of Coral Records, for the purchase of masters of Holly's recording of the songs Words Of Love and mailman, Bring Me No More Blues.
The Coasters, The Cleftones, Shirley And Lee, Bobby Marchan and Huey 'Piano' Smith play the second night of a week at the Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
The Coasters, The Cleftones, Shirley And Lee, Bobby Marchan and Huey 'Piano' Smith play the final night of a week at the Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Frankie Laine plays the thirteenth night in a two-week season at the Palladium, London, UK.
A new thirty minute BBC Radio series called Skiffle Session broadcasts its first show in the UK, with a weekly budget of
Fats Domino plays in Oakland, California, USA.
Skiffle star Lonnie Donegan reaches No1 in the UK singles chart with Gamblin' Man/Putting on the Style.
The Stan Getz Quartet plays at the Village Vanguard, New York City.
George Shearing plays at The Lagoon, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA.
John Lee Hooker plays the last of four nights at the Apex Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
A riot breaks out during a Fats Domino show in the Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Buddy Holly and the Crickets play at the Howard Theater, Washington, D.C., USA.
Dale Hawkins makes his tv debut, performing Suzie Q, on US tv show Dick Clark's American Bandstand.
Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Holly And The Crickets, Otis Rush and The Cadillacs play at The Royal Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Otis Rush and The Cadillacs play at the Royal Theater, Baltimore, Maryland.
Love Letters In The Sand by Pat Boone reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK.
The Biggest Show Of Stars For 1957 plays the second 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.
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.
The annual Texas Prison Rodeo begins at Texas State Prison, Huntsville, Texas, USA. Among the performers appearing at the rodeo is Johnny Cash.
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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 Cadillacs record Buzz-Buzz-Buzz and Yea Yea Baby for Josie Records in New York City, USA.
RCA Studio B opens in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Regarded as a birthplace of the Nashville Sound, the studio will yield more than a thousand hit records before its last RCA session twenty years later.
Alone [Why Must I Be Alone] by The Shepherd Sisters peaks at No18 in the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA.
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.
Mary's Boy Child by Harry Belafonte peaks at No1 in the Popular Singles Chart in the UK, during a run on the chart of nineteen weeks.
Little Bitty Pretty One by Thurston Harris enters the Cashbox Top Ten Best Selling Singles chart in the USA at No10.
Brenda Lee releases a new single, Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues/Rock The Bop, on Decca Records in the USA.
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