1957 – Psychedelic Furs guitarist John Ashton is born on this day in rock history!
1957 – Film-score composer Erich Wolfgang Korngold (The Adventures of Robin Hood) dies in Hollywood.
1957 – On The Ed Sullivan Show tonight, Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps perform “Lotta Lovin’” and “Dance to the Bop.”
1957 – Chris Hayes, guitarist with Huey Lewis & the News, is born in California.
1957 – Disco keyboardist/vocalist Mark Radice is born in Newark, N.J.
1957 – Madonna friend and early producer Jellybean Benitez is born.
1957 – Chicago radio station WCFL bans Elvis Presley’s records from the airwaves and is picketed by the local chapter of the Elvis Artist Pages. Its policy remains in effect.
1957 – At the Biggest Show of Stars concert in Boston, five audience members are arrested during Fats Domino’s performance.
1957 – Buddy Holly releases “Peggy Sue” backed with “Everyday.” It becomes his second hit single, peaking at No. 3.
1957 – Born on this day, Mike Mesaros, US group, The Smithereens, (1988 US No.41 album ‘Smithereens 11).
1957 – Born on this day, Chris Joyce, drums, Simply Red, (1986 US No.1 & UK No.2 single ‘Holding Back The Years’).