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Pat Boone plays at The City Hall, Newcastle, UK.
Songwriter Preston Foster, aka Red Foster, signs a publisher's contract with New York-based company Dare Music, by which Dare acquires Foster's song I've Got My Mojo Working.
Singer-songwriter Etienne Daho is born in Oran, Algeria, Africa.
Decca Records' existing recording contract with Buddy Holly expires, and will not be renewed, as Holly no longer wishes to be with the company.
The Birdland Stars of 57 package tour, featuring Billy Eckstine, Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie, Joe Williams, Chet Baker, Lester Young, Zoot Sims and others plays its first gig, at Carnegie Hall, New York City, USA.
John Lee Hooker records Crawlin' Black Spider, I See You When You're Weak, I'm So Excited and Everybody's Rockin' and other tracks for Vee-Jay Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Blues harmonica star Little Walter Jacobs records Nobody But You and Everybody Needs Somebody in Chicago, Illinois, USA, for Chess Records.
Andy Williams records I Like Your Kind Of Love, in New York City, USA, for Cadence Records.
Izzy Young opens The Folklore Center in Greenwich Village, New York City, USA. His first customers are said to have been Harry Belafonte and Burl Ives.
Buddy Holly and The Crickets record Words Of Love at producer Norman Petty's recording studio in Clovis, New Mexico, USA.
Patsy Cline records eight tracks at Decca's Pythian Temple studios in New York City, USA.
Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band play at The Top Twenty Club, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, UK, supported by local band The Moonrakers.
Jazz/blues guitarist Bill Harris records Sometimes I'm Happy, Midnight Blue, Honeysuckle Rose, Rock Bottom Blues and other tracks for his album The Harris Touch, for Mercury Records in New York City, USA.
The Alan Freed Show, on America's ABC-TV network, becomes a nation-wide record-hop show. Guests on the first show include Guy Mitchell, The Del-Vikings, The Clovers and Screamin' Jay Hawkins.
Bill Haley And His Comets play in Mahoney, Pennsylvania, USA.
All Shook Up by Elvis Presley begins its second month at No1 in the Billboard singles chart in the USA.
Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers record Begin The Beguine and Goody Goody with producer Norrie Paramor, at Abbey Road studios, London, England, UK, Europe. It will prove to be Lymon's last session with the group.
Ray Charles spends the first of two days recording the Atlantic Records single, That's Enough at Capitol Recording Studios, New York City, USA.
Frankie Laine plays the last night in a two-week season at The Palladium, London, UK.
Playwright, composer, actor and singer Noel Coward returns from the West Indies to the UK where he faces criticism that he has been living abroad to avoid paying income tax.
Two Chuck Berry singles are released simultaneously in the UK, on two different labels. Roll Over Beethoven appears on London Records, while School Day is issued by Columbia.
Lonnie Donegan stars in the Skiffle Sensation of 1957 Show at the Royal Albert Hall, London. Also on the bill are Chas McDevitt with Nancy Whiskey, The Avon Cities Jazz Band, Bob Cort, and the Cy Laurie Jazz Band.
The Kingston Trio play at The Purple Onion club in San Francisco, California, USA, for the first time, standing in for popular singer Phyllis Diller who has cancelled her gig.
Skiffle star Lonnie Donegan reaches No1 in the UK singles chart with Gamblin' Man/Putting on the Style.
The Stan Getz Quartet plays at the Village Vanguard, New York City.
After his band The Quarrymen finishes a set at St Peter's Church fete in Woolton, Liverpool, England, UK, Europe, John Lennon meets Paul McCartney, his future partner in The Beatles. This meeting will inspire singer-songwriter Steve Forbert to write his song You'd See The Things That I See, which is an attempt to imagine what John Lennon might have been thinking after meeting Paul McCartney.
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As part of a package tour known as the Fantabulous Rock'n'Roll Show For '57, Bo Diddley, The Coasters, The Drifters, Ruth Brown, The Five Satins, Robert Parker and others play at the Municipal Auditorium, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
Paul Cook, future Sex Pistols? drummer, is born in Hammersmith, London.
Dale Hawkins makes his tv debut, performing Suzie Q, on US tv show Dick Clark's American Bandstand.
Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Otis Rush and The Cadillacs play at the Royal theater, Baltimore, Maryland.
Fats Domino, Paul Anka, Jo Ann Campbell, The Bobettes and others play at the Schubert Theater, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
R'n'B vocal group The Sh-Booms, previously known as The Chords record I Don't Want To Set The World On Fire, Lu Lu and Don't Be Mad At My Heart, in New York City, USA, for Vik Records, a subsidiary of RCA. They do not set the world on fire.
Sonny James performs Uh-Huh-Mm on US tv show Dick Clark's American Bandstand.
Lee 'Kix' Thompson, saxophonist with UK 2-Tone band Madness, is born in London.
RCA announces advance orders of half a million for Elvis' Christmas Album by Elvis Presley in the USA.
Louis Armstrong and the All Stars play a benefit concert for the National Tuberculosis Association at the Orpheum Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Movie musical The Girl Can't Help It, starring Jayne Mansfield, and with music by Little Richard, Fats Domino, Eddie Cochran, The Platters and others, goes on general release in Turkey, Europe.
The Five Satins, The Moonglows and The 5 Keys play at The Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
The Shepherd Sisters, best remembered for their 1957 US Top 20 hit Alone [Why Must I Be Alone], play the first night of a week at The Copa Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
The New Billy Taylor Trio records I Get A Kick Out Of You, You Make Me Feel So Young and other tracks for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
Folk singer/songwriter Fred Neil releases his first single, You Ain't Treatin' Me Right, on Look Records in the USA,.
Elvis Presley attends a fancy dress ball in Hollywood, California, USA, where he is confronted by Nat 'King' Cole dressed as Elvis, carrying a guitar and wearing long sideburns.
James Brown stands in for Little Richard, playing the first of a string of dates in the southern states of the USA, because Little Richard has quit rock'n'roll for religion.
The Shepherd Sisters, best-remembered for their 1957 US Top 20 hit Alone [Why Must I Be Alone], play the sixth night of a week at The Copa Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
My Special Angel by Bobby Helms enters the Popular Singles Chart in the UK at No22. It will rise no further.
Danny And The Juniors make their national tv debut performing At The Hop on US tv show Dick Clark's American Bandstand.
UK music weekly NME [New Musical Express] reports that the New York Federal Court has dismissed Johnny Otis's suit against Elvis Presley's music publishing firm. Otis had claimed that he was a co-writer of the Presley hit Hound Dog.
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