On This Day

Year 1958 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 7 Gibson issued US patent for the Flying V Guitar
  • Jan 10 Jerry Lee Lewis' "Great Balls of Fire" reaches #1 on the UK pop charts
  • May 19 "South Pacific" soundtrack album goes #1 & stays #1 for 31 weeks
  • Jun 24 Nina Simone releases her debut jazz album "Little Girl Blue"
  • Aug 4 The Billboard Hot 100 is published for the 1st time, with "Poor Little Fool" by Ricky Nelson at #1
  • Aug 29 Cliff Richard and the Drifters release single "Move It", Richards debut single. Credited as 1st British Rock n Roll song.
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Music Awards in 1958

  • Mar 12 3rd Eurovision Song Contest: Andre Claveau for France wins singing "Dors, mon amour" in Hilversum

Musicians Married in 1958

  • Jan 1 American entertainer Sammy Davis, Jr. marries Loray White; divorce in 1959
  • Jun 4 American blues musician B.B. King (32) weds his second wife Sue Hall
  • Aug 15 American rock singer-songwriter Buddy Holly (21) weds receptionist Maria Santiago