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Jazz pianist Cecil Taylor And His Band come to the end of a month-long engagement at the newly-opened Five Spot club in The Bowery, New York City, USA.
Singing The Blues by Guy Mitchell reaches No1 in the Popular Singles Chart in the UK, during a run of 22 weeks on the chart.
Elvis Presley performs his new single, Too Much, on tv for the first time during CBS-tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA
Liberace is the musical guest on tv series Star Time in the USA.
Fats Domino holds the first two places in the Billboard US R'n'B charts with Blueberry Hill and Blue Monday.
The Mick Mulligan Band plays the second of two nights in Liverpool, UK, supported by Jimmy Jackson and His Skiffle Group.
Fats Domino records It's You I Love and Valley Of Tears for Imperial Records.
The Eddie Duchin Story, a Hollywood movie about the life of jazz bandleader Eddie Duchin, is released to cinemas in Austria.
Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers play the tenth night of two-weeks at the Palladium, London, UK.
Alan Freed's Easter Jubilee opens at the Paramount Theatre, Brooklyn, New York City, USA. New acts Charlie Gracie, Buddy Knox and Jimmy Bowen join Freed's roster of established black stars, including Bo Diddley, The Cleftones, Bobby Marchan, The Del-Vikings [aka The Dell Vikings], The Harptones, The Solitaires, The G Clefs and The Pearls.
Popular UK singer Alma Cogan appears on tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
Popular UK singer Alma Cogan appears on US tv's Ed Sullivan Show in New York City, USA.
The teen-oriented movie, Rock All Night, featuring The Platters and The Blockbusters, is released to cinemas in the USA.
Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band play at The Top Twenty Club, Trowbridge, Wiltshire, UK, supported by local band The Moonrakers.
Angered that his gospel jam session with The Jordanaires has been cut short by studio officials, Elvis Presley walks out of a recording session at MGM Studios, Culver City, California, USA, for the soundtrack to his upcoming movie, Jailhouse Rock.
The Prisonaires, a group of convicts with a hit single, Just Walkin' In The Rain, are given an award while still serving time in the Tennessee State Penitentiary in Nashville, Tennessee, USA.
The Vibes release a new single, Darling, in the USA.
A Sun Records package tour featuring Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Wanda Jackson and Johnny Cash plays in Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada.
Too Much by Elvis Presley enters the UK Pop Singles Chart, where it will peak at No6 during a nine-week run.
John Simon Ritchie is born in Lewisham, UK, thankfully unaware that one day he will become a walking disaster area called Sid Vicious of The Sex Pistols.
The Platters and Lonnie Donegan play the last night in a two-week season at the Palladium, London, UK.
Frankie Laine plays the fourth night in a two-week season at the Palladium, London, UK.
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 Finland, Europe.
Butterfly reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK. This position is achieved by amalgmating sales of versions of the song by Andy Williams and Charlie Gracie.
The Coasters, The Cleftones, Shirley And Lee, Bobby Marchan and Huey 'Piano' Smith play the sixth night of a week at the Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Sarah Vaughan is the musical guest on CBS tv’s Ed Sullivan show, recorded in New York City.
B.B. King plays the sixth night of a week at the Flame Show Bar, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
After a performance at the Wide Awake Ballroom, Newark, New Jersey, USA, Solomon Burke becomes convinced that his manager, Kae Williams, is cheating him out of most of his performance fees. After a confrontation, Burke shoots Williams, who gets his revenge by having Burke's Apollo Records contract terminated and having the singer 'blackballed' from the music business, so that he cannot perform live. [guns, violence]
Fats Domino plays at The Fillmore, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Kingston Trio play the second of two nights at The Purple Onion club, San Francisco, California, USA.
R'n'b pianist Bill Doggett records Shindig for King Records in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Around The World by Mantovani And His Orchestra enters the Billboard Top 40 Singles Chart in the USA where it will peak at No12 during a run of fourteen weeks on the chart.
The Charles Mingus Sextet records 51st Street Blues, East Coasting and other tracks in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.
Clyde McPhatter, Buddy Holly And The Crickets, Otis Rush and The Cadillacs play at The Royal Theater, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
At an afternoon talent audition in The Purple Onion Club, San Francisco, California, USA, The Kingston Trio hear a rendition of the song Tom Dooley, which they will go on to record and enjoy international success with.
The Johnny Burnette Trio releases a new single, Drinkin' Wine Spo-Dee-O-Dee/Butterfingers, on Coral Records in the USA.
Fats Domino, Bo Diddley and Big Maybelle play at The Apollo Theater, Harlem, New York City, USA.
The Biggest Show Of Stars For 1957 plays the second of five nights at The Paramount Theater, Brooklyn, New York City, USA, featuring Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Paul Anka, The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, The Drifters, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Bowen, Sam 'The Man' Taylor and Clyde McPhatter.
The Coasters enter the UK singles chart for the first time, with Searchin', which will peak at No30.
Elvis Presley plays in the Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, California, USA.
The Shepherd Sisters, best-remembered for their 1957 US Top 20 hit Alone [Why Must I Be Alone], play the fifth night of a week at The Copa Club, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
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.
Little Bitty Pretty One by Thurston Harris enters the Cashbox Top Ten Best Selling Singles chart in the USA at No10.
Paul Anka appears on UK tv show Sunday Night At The London Palladium.
Al Green, the personal manager of LaVern Baker, Johnnie Ray, Della Reese and Jackie Wilson, dies suddenly and unexpectedly.
The Rattlesnakes, a skiffle group including Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb [later to become the Bee Gees] have their first professional gig - a ten-minute slot singing Everly Brothers covers - at The Gaumont Cinema, Chorlton, Manchester, UK.
The Best-Selling record of 1957 according to the year-end poll in Cashbox Magazine in the USA is Tammy by Debbie Reynolds.
Lefty Frizzell plays in Tucson, Arizona, USA.