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In New York City, USA, Harry Belafonte has the second of four recording sessions during which he records tracks for his blues-influenced album Belafonte Sings The Blues.
Swingin' Shepherd Blues by The Moe Koffman Quartette enters the Popular Singles Chart in the UK at No23. It will rise no higher and remains on the chart for just two weeks. This is the original version of the song and was first titled Blues A La Canadiana.
Wee Willie Harris, The Most Brothers, Tony Crombie And His Rockets and Les Hobeaux Skiffle Group play the last of six nights at the Alhambra, Bradford, UK.
Joni James appears on The Dick Clark Show on ABC-tv in the USA, performing her MGM Records single Nothing Will Ever Change.
The Blackwood Brothers Quartet play a gig in Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Frankie Lymon, Larry Williams, Screamin' Jay Hawkins and others appear at The Paramount Theater, New York City, USA, in deejay Alan Freed's annual Big Beat Show.
Popular UK tv music series Six-Five Special features the fourth heat in a skiffle group talent contest, Stanley Dale's National Skiffle Contest 1958. Tonight's heat features The Station Group and The Wild Five.
Sid Phillips And His Band play at The Festival Hall, East Kirkby, Lincolnshire, England, UK, Europe.
In Los Angeles, California, USA, Gene Vincent and Johnny Cash appear on KABC tv show Country America.