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Gary Shelton, Steve Bledsoe and The Blue Jays are appearing at The Aurora Hotel, Aurora, Illinois, USA.
6. Johnny Mathis
plays at the Cocoanut Grove, Los Angeles, California, USA, during a three week residency.
makes a live appearance on tv show Jubilee USA, recorded in Springfield, Missouri, USA.
Alto sax virtuoso John Coltrane
buys himself a soprano saxophone, which he will begin using on recordings in May of this year.
Still on Army Service in Germany, Elvis Presley
moves to rented accommodation at 14 Goethestrasse, Bad Nauheim.
Clyde McPhatter plays at the Village Vanguard, Greenwich Village
, New York City, USA.
Furry Lewis records I'm Going To Brownsville, in Memphis, Tennessee, USA, for Folkways Records.
The San Francisco Giants baseball team officially names its new stadium, currently still under construction, Candlestick Park
. Seven years later it will be the site of The Beatles
last ever concert.
makes a guest appearance on daily tv pop show American Bandstand
in the USA, singing Telling Lies and When The Saints Go Marching In.
Bobby Day, Little Willie John, The Upsetters and Big Jay McNeely are playing during a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington DC., USA.
R'n'b pianist Bill Doggett
plays the first of two nights at The 53 Club, Oakland, California, USA.
And the Drifters
play at Finsbury Park Empire, London, UK, supported by The Five Dallas Boys, Billy Dainty and others.
Johnny Horton records a second version of Sal's Got A Sugar Lip (previously recorded on the 1st) at Bradley Film And Recording Studio, Nashville, Tennessee
releases a new single, Summertime, on Keen Records in the USA.
The Three Bells by The Browns
makes its debut on the Billboard
Top 40 singles chart in the USA, en route to No1.
plays at The Temple Roof Club, Baton Rouge, Lousiana, USA.
Entering at No67, We Got Love by Bobby Rydell
is the highest new entry in the Billboard
US Hot 100 Singles Chart.
Package tour The Biggest Show Of Stars for '59, featuring Jackie Wilson
, Little Willie John
, Eugene Church
, Frankie Lymon
, Baby Washington
, Gene And Eunice, The 5 Keys and Bobby Lewis
, plays in the Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
plays at The Key Club, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
In the wake of a Senate sub-committee investigation into payola
, controversial deejay and music business entrepreneur Alan Freed
is fired from his WABC radio
show in new York City, USA. He leaves the air not just in mid-programme, but in mid-record, replaced by Fred Robbins
, arrested the night before on charges of accosting and soliciting, is released on bail in Detroit, Michigan, USA. (outlaw)
plays at the Shadow Lake Resort, Seattle, Washington, USA.