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Leslie 'Jiver' Hutchinson And His Band play in The Drill Hall, Alfreton, UK.
Judy Garland plays during a lengthy season at The Palace Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Jazz pianist, composer and recording artist Myra Melford is born in Glencoe, Illinois, USA. (1957)yrong>
The first UK press review of Little Richard says "His dynamic personality should make him a big favourite."
Mickey Virtue of UB40 is born in Birmingham, UK.
Tommy Steele begins a two-week engagement at the Caf
Noah Kaminsky of Brooklyn, New York City, gets a brand new guitar for his sixteenth birthday. It will help him along the road to becoming Neil Diamond.
The EP Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley enters the UK Pop Singles Chart, where it will peak at No18 during a five-week run.
Knee Deep In The Blues by Tommy Steele And The Steelmen enters the UK Singles Chart at No26. it will peak at No15 during a nine-week run on the chart. It will also become the first record ever bought by teenage Welshman Ian Kilmister, later to find fame as Lemmy of Motorhead.
In today's edition of Newsweek magazine, Hank Saperstein, owner of merchandising company Special Products Inc., reveals that the first six months of his company's Elvis Presley merchandise licensing deal has resulted in $26m worth of sales.
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The Everly Brothers sign a recording contract with Cadence Records in Nashville, Tennessee.
Adrian Frederick Smith is born in Hackney, East London, UK. he will find success as Adrian Smith, guitarist and songwriter with 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.
Bing Crosby records tracks for the Decca Records album New Tricks, accompanied by The Buddy Cole Trio.
The US-based RCA-Victor label is launched in the UK, as an associated label of Decca Records.
All Shook Up by Elvis Presley enters the Billboard US Hot 100 singles chart on its way to No1.
I'm Not A Juvenile Delinquent by Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers enters the UK's singles chart.
Round And Round by Perry Como reaches No1 in the Billboard US pop singles chart.
Heart by Max Bygraves peaks at No14 in the Popular Singles Chart in the UK, during a run of eight weeks on the chart.
Johnnie Ray plays the second night of two-weeks at the Palladium, London, UK.
Bill Haley and His Comets are the musical guests on CBS tv's Ed Sullivan show, recorded in New York City, USA.
Elvis Presley is in Culver City, California, USA, preparing for his next MGM film, Jailhouse Rock.
Chess Records of Chicago, Illinois, USA, continues with the process of moving in to its new office and studio building at 2120 South Michigan Avenue.
Otis Williams And His Charms play at the Club Rendezvous, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
At Chess Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA, USA, Chuck Berry records Rock'n'Roll Music, How You've Changed, Oh Baby Doll and other tracks.
Frankie Laine plays the fourth night in a two-week season at the Palladium, London, UK.
The Coasters, The Cleftones, Shirley And Lee, Bobby Marchan and Huey 'Piano' Smith play the fifth night of a week at the Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Frankie Laine plays the eleventh night in a two-week season at the Palladium, London, UK.
Around The World by Ronnie Hilton enters the Popular Singles Chart in the UK at No16 . It will peak at No4 during a run of eighteen weeks on the chart.
Lonnie Donegan plays at The Empire, Liverpool, UK. After the show, Donegan repairs to The Cavern Club for a jam session.
Fats Domino plays at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
Teen crooner Paul Anka releases his first single, Diana, to radio stations in the USA.
The transatlantic liner Andrea Doria sinks after colliding with the Swedish vessel Stockholm in fog near Nantucket Island off the coast of Massachusetts. On board the Andrea Doria is songwriter Mike Stoller of the famed Jerry Leiber-Mike Stoller songwriting and record production partnership. Rescued by a freighter, he is taken to New York City.
Love Letters In The Sand by Pat Boone peaks at No2 in the Popular Singles Chart in the UK during a 21-week stay on the chart.
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.
Teen crooner Paul Anka reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Best Sellers in Stores Chart in the USA, with his debut single, Diana. (1957)
Tammy by Debbie Reynolds reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK.
UK weekly music newspaper the NME (New Musical Express) announces the results of its 1957 popularity poll, showing Pat Boone as the World's Outstanding Male Singer, with Elvis Presley second. On the same day, Jackie Wilson appears on US tv show Dick Clark's American Bandstand, performing his new single, Reet Petite.
Paul McCartney makes his debut with his friend John Lennon's group The Quarrymen at The Conservative Club, New Clubmoor Hall, Liverpool, UK. John and Paul will later form The Beatles.
Georgia Gibbs sings Walkin' the Floor Over You on US tv show Dick Clark's American Bandstand.
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.
R'n'b vocal group The Monitors record Closer To Heaven and Rock 'N' Roll Fever for Specialty Records at Cosimo's Studios, New Orleans, Lousiana, 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.
The horror film Night Of The Demon is released to cinemas in the UK. In 1985, Kate Bush will be inspired to use a line of dialogue sampled from this film - "It's in the trees! It's coming!" - as the opening of her song Hounds Of Love.
The Coasters play the fifth night of a week at the Howard Theatre, Washington, D.C., USA, with The Hollywood Flames and the Ernie Freeman Combo.
The Quarrymen play at New Clubmoor Hall, Broadway, Liverpool, UK. The group includes John Lennon and Paul McCartney, later to form The Beatles.
Sam Cooke records You Were Made For Me at Radio Recorders studio, Hollywood, California, USA, with producer Bumps Blackwell.
Deejay Allen Brook of CKWS radio in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, begins playing tracks from the new Elvis Presley release, Elvis' Christmas Album, and invites listeners to ring the station to register how they feel about a rock'n'roller singing religious songs. Of his first 800 callers 93% are in favour and just 7% object to the idea.
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