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Bo Diddley plays at the Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Illinois, USA.
Judy Garland plays during a lengthy season at The Palace Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Clyde McPhatter, Mickey And Sylvia, The Channels, The Heartbeats, Clarence 'Frogman' Henry, Jesse Belvin, The Teenchords and Sil Austin play the last night in a week of shows at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The All-Night Carnival of Jazz, featuring Humphrey Lyttelton and His Band, Ottilie Patterson, Chris Barber's Jazz Band, Ken Colyer's Jazzmen and Terry Lightfoot's Jazzmen, is held at the Royal Albert Hall, London, UK.
Lita Roza appears on the ATV show The Festival Of Birtish Popular Songs, in the UK.
Too Much by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard Best-Selling Singles chart in the USA, where it will peak at No1 during a fourteen-week run.
Janick Gers is born in Hartlepool, UK. He will find success as one of three long-lasting guitarists in Iron Maiden.
Country singer and top recording star Johnny Horton first meets with psychic J. Bernard Ricks of Shreveport, Louisiana, USA. They begin a lifelong friendship during which Horton becomes convinced that he has developed his own psychic abilities. It is said that he eventually predicted, correctly, that his own death would be violent.
Blues guitarist Paul James is born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Dick Clark's Saturday Night Show on US tv features The Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis and Paul Anka.
Dick Clark's Saturday Night Show on tv in the USA features The Everly Brothers, Jerry Lee Lewis and Paul Anka.
When pianist Winifred Atwell begins a UK tv series, it is estimated that one quarter of the population watches the first show.
Johnnie Ray plays the seventh night of two-weeks at the Palladium, London, UK.
Patsy Cline records eight tracks at Decca's Pythian Temple studios in New York City, USA.
Buddy Holly plays lead guitar on recording sessions for vocalists Jack Huddle and Jim Robinson at producer Norman Petty's recording studio in Clovis, New Mexico, USA.
Grand Ole Opry Star Minnie Pearl is the subject of This Is Your Life on NBC TV in the USA.
Scott 'Cactus' Moser is born in Montrose, Colorado, USA. He will find success as the drummer in country band Highway 101.
A new Bob Merrill musical, New Girl In Town, opens at the 46th Street Theatre on Broadway, New York City, USA, where it will run for 431 performances.
The Diamonds release their version of the Buddy Holly song Words Of Love on Mercury Records in the USA.
Around The World reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK. This position is achieved by amalgmating sales of versions of the song by Bing Crosby, Ronnie Hilton and Gracie Fields.
B.B. King plays the fourth night of a week at the Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Amateur skiffle group The Quarrymen perform from the back of a lorry in Roseberry St, Liverpool, UK. Their guitarist is John Lennon, later to form The Beatles.
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The Stan Getz Quartet plays at the Village Vanguard, New York City.
Buddy Holly and the Crickets record Peggy Sue, Oh Boy, Listen To Me and I'm Gonna Love You Too, at producer Norman Petty's studio in Clovis, New Mexico, USA.
Denis Quillard is born in Paris, France. He will find success as French punk rock pioneer Jacno in the band Stinky Toys. After they split, Jacno will also pioneer French synth-pop with his hit single Rectangle.
Howlin' Wolf records I Asked For Water [She Gave Me Gasoline] and The Natchez Burnin', in Chicago, Illinois, USA, with a band including Hubert Sumlin and Willie Dixon.
Package tour The Fantabulous Rock'n'Roll Show For '57, featuring Bo Diddley, The Coasters, The Drifters, Ruth Brown, The Five Satins, Robert Parker and others, comes to an end with a show in St Louis, Missouri, USA.
A riot breaks out during a Fats Domino show in the Sportatorium, Dallas, Texas, USA.
Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Otis Rush and The Cadillacs play at the Royal Theater, Baltimore, Maryland.
The Johnny Burnette Trio releases a new single, Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee/Butterfingers, on Coral Records in the USA.
Carol Decker, vocalist with 80s hitmakers T'Pau, is born in Liverpool, UK.
Johnny Mathis sings Chances Are on US tv show Dick Clark's American Bandstand.
The Four Preps record 26 Miles (Santa Catalina) at Capitol Recording Studios, Hollywood, California, USA.
The Del-Vikings perform Come Go With Me, Whispering Bells and Cool Shake on US tv show Dick Clark's American Bandstand.
Got A Lot O' Livin' To Do by Elvis Presley enters the UK Pop Singles Chart, where it will peak at No17 during a four-week run.
Around The World reaches No1 in the Kent Music Report singles chart in Australia for the first of eight weeks. The position is shared by two versions of the song, one by Nat King Cole and one by Bing Crosby.
The Five Satins, The Moonglows and The 5 Keys play at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Folk singer/songwriter Fred Neil releases his first single in the USA, You Ain't Treatin' Me Right, on Look Records.
The Cadillacs record Buzz-Buzz-Buzz and Yea Yea Baby for Josie Records in New York City, USA.
The Biggest Show of Stars For 57 arrives at the Municipal Auditorium, Topeka, Kansas, USA, starring Chuck berry, Fats Domino, LaVern Baker, Frankie Lymon, The Everly Brothers, Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Holly And The Crickets, Eddie Cochran, The Diamonds, The Drifters, Buddy Knox, Jimmy Bowen and Paul Anka.
The Coasters begin one week at the Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C., USA., with The Hollywood Flames, Chicago and the Ernie Freeman Combo.
Doo wop group The Five Satins plus Don And Dewey and Sonny Knight play the first of two nights in The Civic Auditorium, Honolulu, Hawaii.
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, Frankie Vaughan, Mario Lanza, Alma Cogan and others.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe plays at The Town Hall, Leeds, UK, with Chris Barber's Jazz Band and Ottilie Patterson.
Sam Cooke plays at The Casino Royal, Washington, DC, USA.
Sister Rosetta Tharpe comes to the end of a UK tour at The Coliseum, London, with Chris Barber's Jazz Band and Ottilie Patterson.
The Cadillacs play the second of five nights at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA, supported by The Blue Notes and others.
George Jones, Skeeter Davis, Justin Tubb, Jimmie Williams, The Hometowners and others play at Emery Auditorium, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, in a show presented by The Royal And Bell Furniture Company.