Category Archives: Popular Music 1950s

Rock star Jerry Lee Lewis secretly marries 13-year-old cousin 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1957)


Video: 'Jerry Lee Lewis & Myra Gale Brown (Tradução)'

(Thursday, December 12, 1957, 1:10 p.m. CST) — Rock star Jerry Lee Lewis, 22, secretly married 13-year-old Myra Gale Brown, his first cousin once removed, today in Hernando, Mississippi, before his divorce from his second wife, Jane Mitchum, was completed. Continue reading Rock star Jerry Lee Lewis secretly marries 13-year-old cousin 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 12 1957)

Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke make national TV debuts on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 1 1957)


Video: 'Buddy Holly & His Crickets "That'll Be The Day" on The Ed Sullivan Show'

(Sunday, December 1, 1957, 8:00-9:00 p.m. EST) — Buddy Holly and the Crickets performed “That’ll Be the Day” and “Peggy Sue” and Sam Cooke sang “You Send Me” and “For Sentimental Reasons” on tonight’s edition of the CBS-TV variety show The Ed Sullivan Show live from CBS Studio No. 50 in New York City. Continue reading Buddy Holly, Sam Cooke make national TV debuts on ‘The Ed Sullivan Show’ 60 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Dec 1 1957)

‘The “Chirping” Crickets’ by The Crickets released 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 27 1957)


Video: 'The "Chirping" Crickets' (12 videos)

(Wednesday, November 27, 1957)The “Chirping” Crickets, the self-titled debut album from the American rock and roll band The Crickets, led by Buddy Holly, was released today in the U.S. by Brunswick Records. Continue reading ‘The “Chirping” Crickets’ by The Crickets released 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Nov 27 1957)

‘Keep A-Knockin’ (but You Can’t Come In)’ by Little Richard peaks at #8 in USA 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 28 1957)

(Monday, October 28, 1957)“Keep A-Knockin’ (but You Can’t Come In)” by Little Richard peaked at #8 on today’s Billboard Top 100 Sides chart for one week. Continue reading ‘Keep A-Knockin’ (but You Can’t Come In)’ by Little Richard peaks at #8 in USA 60 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Oct 28 1957)