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Sousa's Band records American Patrol, Le Tambour de Garde overture and The First Heart Throbs for Victor Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.
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.
Ambrose and his Orchestra, with vocalist Evelyn Dall, play the first night of a week of shows at the Holborn Empire, London, UK.
Larry Clinton And His Orchestra, with vocalist Bea Wain, make the first recording of the song Heart And Soul, for RCA Victor Records in the USA. At the same session they record You Go To My Head and Romance In The Dark. Heart And Soul is composed by Hoagy Carmichael and Frank Loesser, and will go on to become a much-covered standard. It will also, in 2016, inspire Train to borrow its melody for their single Play That Song.
Comedy singing and songwriting duo Flanders And Swann perform their co-written school revue Go To It! at Moreland Hall, Hampstead, London, England, UK.
Country music duo The Mercer Brothers record their first session for Columbia Records in the USA.
Earl Bostic plays the first night of two weeks at The Crystal Lounge on Grand River Avenue, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Chuck Berry begins a week-long engagement at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, as part of deejay/promoter Alan Freed's First Anniversary Rock'n'Roll Show.
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.'
Liverpool-born Frankie Vaughan is on the bill when rock'n'roll comes to the Royal Variety Performance for the first time with a show at The London Palladium, London, UK, featuring Tommy Steele, alongside Count Basie, Max Bygraves, Mario Lanza, Alma Cogan and others.
Bobby Day, Little Willie John, The Upsetters and Big Jay McNeely play the first night in a week of shows at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
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".
Lloyd Price, The Coasters, Ben E. King, Solomon Burke and Huey 'Piano' Smith play the first of seven nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Chuck Jackson, The Miracles, Bill Doggett, The Falcons, Billy Stewart and Flip Wilson play the first night of a week at The Howard Theatre, Washington, DC, USA.
Johnnie Lee Wills And His Boys have the first of two sessions during which they record tracks for their Sims Recordsalbum 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 Washington Post publishes the first story in the USA about the frenzy surrounding the rock group The Beatles in England, UK, Europe.
The Serendipity Singers spend the second of two days in Soundmakers Studio, New York City, USA, recording tracks for their Philips Records debut LP.
The Yardbirds release their first single, The Yardbirds release their first single, I Wish You Would, in the UK.">I Wish You Wouldyardbirds, i wish you would, in the UK.
Jimmy Page plays his first gig with The Yardbirds. He is, however, not playing lead guitar. He has replaced Paul Samwell-Smith on bass guitar.
Lady Bird Johnson attends the Counter Inaugural Ball in The Ambassador Theatre, Washington DC, USA.
Status Quo make their first appearance on UK tv show Top Of The Pops, performing Pictures Of Matchstick Men.
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Blood Sweat And Tears play the first of two nights at The Cafe Au Go Go, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA.
Jeff Lynne, having replaced vocalist Carl Wayne, plays his first live gig with The Move.
Black Sabbath 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.
The Eagles begin recording their eponymous debut album with producer Glyn Johns in London, England, UK, Europe.
The Jackson 5, including Michael Jackson, play the first of three nights at the Sahara Tahoe Hotel, Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
When XTC release their debut album, White Music, in the UK on Virgin Records. It includes the only cover song the band ever recorded, a version of the Bob Dylan song All Along the Watchtower.
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.
When Spandau Ballet play their first-ever gig, at The Blitz Club, Great Queen Street, London, England, UK, Europe, they are seen by Chris Blackwell of Island Records who offers the quintet a recording contract on the spot.
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John Porter, having been appointed as producer of The Smiths, decides to re-record everything they've done so far towards their debut album.
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Rebbie Jackson releases her debut LP, Centipede, on Columbia Records in the USA.
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.
Bob Dylan plays the first of two nights at the Holiday Star Theater, Merriville, Indiana, USA.
Eminem 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.
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Calne-based rock star Julian Cope (formerly of The Teardrop Explodes) presides over the first day of the Cornucopea Festival at Queen Elizabeth Hall on the South Bank, London. The two-day event features performances by Cope, Krautrock legends Ash Ra Tempel, electronic extremists Coil and blues rock veterans The Groundhogs.
Daniel Powter releases Bad Day as the first single from his self-titled debut album in Canada and Europe.
Madonna delays 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.
Swedish duo I Break Horses release their debut album, Hearts, on I Kill Love Records in the USA.
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X-Factor winners Little Mix release their debut album, DNA, in Ireland.
Jon Pardi releases his debut album, Write You A Song, on Capitol Nashville records in the USA.
Eska 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 200.
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.