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Max Pohlig and Ernst Gottschalk, of Hannover, Germany, Europe, file a patent application on an improved "spring-action hopping stilt"
. Once approved, the hopping stilt will eventually be re-named the Pogo Stick
, in recognition of the first two initials of the inventors' surnames. The invention will provide inspiration for the soundtrack song Hop On Your Pogo Stick
in the 1943 Disney short Victory Vehicles, and also for the instrumental Pogo Stick by The Larks on Stacy Records in October 1963, and also for the 2005 musical animation Pogo Sticks by Animusic.
Comedy singing and songwriting duo Flanders And Swann
perform their co-written school revue Go To It! at Moreland Hall, Hampstead, London, England, UK.
plays the first night of two weeks at The Crystal Lounge on Grand River Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
As part of Operation Deep Freeze II, the first aircraft to land on the South Pole is a US Navy C-47 Skytrain, which has been given the name Que Sera Sera
, after the popular Doris Day
song of that title.
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.'
Teen pop idol Fabian
makes his dramatic debut, playing a pathological killer, in A Lion Walks Among Us, an episode of the ABC-tv series Bus Stop in the USA. The storyline is deemed somewhat risque, so the show's normal sponsors refuse to handle it. Warner Bros step into the sponsorship gap, but critics will describe it as "sleazy", "sex-laden" and "just plain nasty".
Johnnie Lee Wills
And His Boys have the first of two sessions during which they record tracks for their Sims Records
album Where There's a Wills, There's a Way.
The Beach Boys
make their first live radio broadcast when they play Surfin'
, Surfin' Safari
, and Mr Moto for KOXR and KAAR Radio in Plaza Park, Oxnard, California, USA.
The Serendipity Singers
spend the second of two days in Soundmakers Studio, New York City, USA, recording tracks for their Philips Records debut LP.
release their first single, The
release their first single, I Wish You Would, in the UK.">I Wish You Wouldyardbirds, i wish you would, in the UK.
Jeff Lynne, having replaced vocalist Carl Wayne, plays his first live gig with The Move.
end their first tour of North America with a gig at The Sunshine Inn, Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA. Also on the bill is Steel Mill, featuring aspiring rock star Bruce Springsteen
Eddie Rabbitt begins the first of three weeks at No1 on the Billboard
Country Singles Chart in the USA with the theme from the Clint Eastwood movie Every Which Way But Loose.
John Porter, having been appointed as producer of The Smiths
, decides to re-record everything they've done so far towards their debut album.
Terence Trent D'Arby has his first UK singles chart entry with If You Let Me Stay, which will peak at No7.
Deborah Harry, aka Blondie
, plays the second of two nights at The Old Lion Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia, Oceania
Love Without End, Amen by George Strait
reaches No1 on the Billboard
country chart in the USA for the first of five weeks.
On her Farewell Tour
, Tina Turner
plays the second of two nights at Gateshead International Stadium, Gateshead, England, UK.
plays the first of two nights at the Holiday Star Theater, Merriville, Indiana, USA.
releases The Slim Shady LP
, his major label debut album, on Aftermath/Interscope Records, in the USA. It will turn double-platinum within a month.
releases Bad Day
as the first single from his self-titled debut album in Canada and Europe.
the start of the first European date on her Sticky And Sweet tour
show at the O2 Arena, London, by half an hour because she feels the air conditioning is not working to her satisfaction.
The Suzan release their debut album, Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat, in the UK.
X-Factor winners Little Mix
release their debut album, DNA
, in Ireland.
releases her debut LP, Eska
, on Naim Edge Records in the UK.
Blackstar by David Bowie
premiers at No1 in the Billboard
200 Albums chart in the USA, giving him his first ever American No1 album. Overall, Bowie has ten albums in this week's Billboard
Singer-songwriter Christopher Holland
releases his seventh solo album, Golden Hour, via Cosmic Harmony Records / Nova Distribution. This is his first new studio album in six years.