1958 – Chuck Berry releases the single “Johnny B. Goode.” It becomes his fifth top 10 single, peaking at No. 8. Single by Chuck Berry from the album Chuck Berry Is on Top B-side “Around & Around” Released March 31, 1958 Format 7″ 45 RPM, 10″ 78 RPM Recorded January 6, 1958 at Chess Studios, […]
1958 – Buddy Holly kicked off the first night of a 43 date tour at Brooklyn Paramount Theatre in Brooklyn, New York. The Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show also featured Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon, The Diamonds, Billy Ford, Danny & The Juniors, The Chantels, Larry Williams, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Pastels, Jo-Ann Campbell […]
1958 – Elvis Presley is sworn into the U.S. Army in Memphis, Tenn…after a 60-day deferment to make the movie King Creole, reports at 6.35 a.m. to his local Board 86, to become 53310761 in the US army.
1958 – during his only UK tour, Buddy Holly played two shows at the Regal Cinema in Hull, Yorkshire. Also on the bill, Gary Miller, The Tanner Sisters, Des O’Conner, The Montanas, Ronnie Keene & His Orchestra.