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Jimmy Giuffre And His Music Men record Marian The Librarian, Seventy Six Trombones, Goodnight My Someone, My White Knight and 'Till There Was You for Atlantic Records in New York City, USA.
Ferlin Husky records Ain't She Sweet, Blue Skies and I'm In The Mood For Love at Capitol Recording Studio, 1750 North Vine St., Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Rusty Isabell and Don Cole record Mexicali Baby and Mexican Rock 'n' Roll at Frank Porter's studio in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. They will be released on Capitol Records credited to The Rio Rockers.
I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone by Elvis Presley on HMV Records enters the UK Pop Singles Chart, where it will peak at No21 during a three-week run.
Bill Doggett becomes the first black artist to play at a white night club in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, when he begins a week of shows at Porky's Club.
The Golden Chords play at the Winter Frolic Talent Contest in the Little Theatre of the Memorial Building, Hibbing Community College, Hibbing, Minnesota, USA. Their guitarist and singer Bob Zimmerman, will go on to find fame as Bob Dylan.
Sam Cooke has his ninth recording session with the Soul Stirrers at Radio Recorders, Hollywood, California, USA. They record That's All I Need To Know and I Don't Want To Cry.
Don't by Elvis Presley enters the UK Pop Singles Chart, where it will peak at No2 during an eleven-week run.
Punkette Pauline Murray is born in Waterhouses, County Durham, UK. She will find success as singer of the band Penetration.
Paul Anka plays at The Dominion, Harrow, UK. Also on the bill are Lorrae Desmond, The Ken-Tones, the Peter Groves Trio and Roy Stevens.
Buddy Holly and The Crickets play at the Gaumont, Ipswich, UK, supported by The Montanas, The Tanner Sisters, Gary Miller and Ronnie Keene And his Orchestra. Des O'Connor is the compere.
Sam Cooke plays at The Copacabana, New York City, USA.
Stanley Dale's Skiffle Show Of 1958 plays the last of five nights at The Gaumont, Bradford, UK, featuring Jim Dale, Wally Whyton And The Vipers, Susan And Valerie Pardoe, Stan Van, Campbell And Rogerson and Betty Fox's Eight Dancing Teenagers.
Eddie Cochran joins Gene Vincent's regular back-up vocalists,Tommy Facenda and Paul Peeks, for a set of recordings that become known as the Capitol Sessions.
A row erupts between Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis about which artist should headline tonight's opening concert of Alan Freed's Big Beat Show at the Paramount Theater, New York City, USA. When the honour goes to Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis shows his rage by setting fire to his own piano during his section of the show.
Popular UK tv music series Six-Five Special features the fourth heat in a skiffle group talent contest, Stanley Dale's National Skiffle Contest 1958. Tonight's heat features The Station Group and The Wild Five.
Buddy Holly And The Crickets play at The Gaumont, Worcester, England, UK, Europe.
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The Eddie Duchin Story, a Hollywood movie about the life of jazz bandleader Eddie Duchin, is released to cinemas in Denmark.
At Chess Studio, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Chuck Berry records Carol, Oh Yeah, Hey Pedro, Time Was and House Of Blue Lights.
Saxophone star Earl Bostic records Stairway To The Stars and C Jam Blues in Los Angeles, California, USA.
I May Never Pass This Way Again reaches No1 in the Sheet Music Sales Chart in the UK. This position is achieved by combining sales of two versions of the song, one by Perry Como and one by Robert Earl.
Ray Charles, The Drifters, The Heartbeats, The Cadillacs, The Cookies, Ann Cole, Tiny Topsy, Mary Ann Fisher, Solomon Burke and The 5 Crowns play the fourth night of a week of shows at The Apollo, Harlem, New York City, USA.
Eddie Cochran releases a new single, Summertime Blues, on Liberty Records in the USA.
Judy Garland records the Cole Porter song I Am Loved, with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra.
Big Maybelle, Dion And The Belmonts and The Dells play at the Howard Theater, Washington, DC, USA.
Buddy Holly releases a new single, Early In The Morning, in the USA on Coral Records.
Link Wray And The Wraymen play at Fredericksburg Arena, Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA, with The Diamonds.
In his final session for Sun Records of Memphis, Tennessee, USA, Johnny Cash records two tracks - Down The Street To 301 and I Forgot To Remember To Forget.
Lita Roza appears on the ATV show Words And Music, in the UK.
Trudie by Joe 'Mr Piano' Henderson peaks at No14 in the Popular Singles Chart in the UK, during a run of fourteen weeks on the chart.
Terry Dene, Humphrey Lyttelton and his Band, Johnny Duncan and his Blue Grass Boys and Russell Quaye's City Ramblers appear on UK radio show Saturday Club.
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The Cadillacs record Peek A Boo, Jelly Bean and Copy Cat for Josie Records.
Singer and actor Eddie Albert is the subject of This Is Your Life on NBC TV in the USA.
Chicago-born singer Joni James enters the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA with There Goes My Heart, which will peak at No19, during a run of eight weeks.
The Platters begin a lengthy season at the Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Blues-inspired guitarist, composer and recording artist Chris Jones is born in Reno, Nevada, USA.
The Platters continue their lengthy season at the Flamingo Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Acker Bilk plays at the Queen Victoria, North Cheam, London, UK.
David McClymont, future bassist with Scottish band Orange Juice is born.
Skiffle group The Quarrymen play for a wedding reception at 25 Upton Green, Speke, Liverpool, UK, the home of their guitarist, George Harrison. The group also includes John Lennon, Paul McCartney. This trio will later form The Beatles.
LaVern Baker plays the first of two nights at The Orchid Room, St Louis, Missouri, USA.
The fourth day of deejay Alan Freed's ten-day long Christmas Rock'n'Roll Spectacular is held at Lowe's Theater, New York City, USA, starring Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Dion, Jackie Wilson, The Everly Brothers, Johnnie Ray, Frankie Avalon and The Moonglows.
Little Anthony and the Imperials record Wishful Thinking and What Did I Do, in the USA.
Billboard magazine reports that Harry Belafonte has signed a $75,000 deal to play three performances a year for five years for the BBC in London, UK. This is reportedly the highest media fee ever agreed in the UK.