1957 – Elvis Presley appeared at the Empire Stadium in Vancouver, Canada. This was only the third time ever Presley had performed outside of the U.S. and for Elvis it would be the last. 26,000 fans attended the show with tickets costing $1.50, $2.50 and $3.50.
1957 – Born on this day, John O’Neill, The Undertones (1980 UK No.9 single ‘My Perfect Cousin’).
1957 – Ron Strykert, guitarist with the best Australian band in the world ever, Men at Work, is born in Australia.
1957 – NBC pulls the plug on the popular Nat King Cole Show after a yearlong search for a sponsor. Cole says, “The advertising agencies are afraid of the dark. They don’t take any chances. I think the show can be sold if the agency men look at it from a money point of view […]
1957 – Frankie Lymon leaves the Teenagers to start his own solo career.
1957 – Richie Ramone, who drummed with his brothers from 1984 to 1987, is born. He was really Richard Beau of the Velveteens.
1957 – Tonight on The Big Beat, Jerry Lee Lewis guests for the second time, performing “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On.”
1957 – Fats Domino releases his debut album, This Is Fats
1957 – The Quarry Men Skiffle Group, led by a young John Lennon, perform at Liverpool’s Cavern Club. Lennon had met Paul McCartney a month earlier, but the Walrus did not join the band onstage because he was away at scout camp.
1957 – The first edition of Dick Clark’s “American Bandstand” airs on national TV. (ABC).
1957 – The Everly Brothers appear on TV’s “Ed Sullivan Show,” singing “Bye Bye Love” and “Wake Up Little Susie.”