1957 – There’s quite a bill down in Little Rock, Ark., as Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, Obie Wheeler, and Glen Douglas kick off a Southern tour.
1957 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Party Doll,” Buddy Knox & the Rhythm Orchids.
1957 – Appearing live at The Chicago International Theatre, Elvis Presley.
1957 – Elvis Presley buys his Graceland estate in Memphis, Tenn. from Mrs. Ruth Brown-Moore. Graceland was originally owned by S. E. Toof, publisher of the Memphis newspaper, the Memphis Daily Appeal. The grounds were named after Toof’s daughter, Grace, who would come to inherit the farm. Soon after, the portion of the land […]
1957 – Elvis Presley bought the Graceland mansion from Mrs Ruth Brown-Moore for $102,500. (£60,295). The 23 room, 10,000 square foot home, on 13.8 acres of land, would be expanded to 17,552 square feet of living space before the king moved in a few weeks later. The original building had at one time been a […]
1957 – Born on this day, Clive Burr, Iron Maiden, (1982 UK No.1 album ‘The Number Of The Beast’, 1991 UK No.1 single ‘Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter’). Clive Burr (born 8 March 1957, East Ham, East London) was the drummer in the British band Iron Maiden. Previously a member of Samson, Burr joined […]
1957 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “Young Love,” Tab Hunter.