1958 in music


1958 in music

Events

*January 28 - Little Richard begins attending classes at Oakwood College in Huntsville, Alabama
*January 29 - Bo Diddley records "Say Man", a #3 R&B hit when it is released in the Fall of 1959.
*February 14 - The Iranian government bans rock & roll because they claim that the form of music is against the concepts of Islam and also a health hazard. Iranian doctors warned of the risk of injuries to the hips from the "extreme gyrations" of rock & roll dances.
*March 12 - Billie Holiday is given a year's probation by a Philadelphia court following her arrest and guilty plea on narcotics possession charges in 1956.
*March 12 - "Dors, mon amour" by André Claveau (music by Pierre Delanoë, text by Hubert Giraud) wins Eurovision Song Contest 1958 for France
*March 24 - Elvis Presley enters the U.S. Army.
*April 14 - Gladys Presley, Elvis´ mother dies.
*May 30 - Béla Bartók's "Violin Concerto No. 1" is premiered in Basel, 50 years after it was composed
*August 4 - Billboard magazine debuts its "Hot 100" singles chart, with Ricky Nelson's "Poor Little Fool" as the No. 1 record.
*September 24 - Italian singers Natalino Otto and Flo Sandon's scout the young, talented Mina
*Cleo Laine marries John Dankworth.
*The Festival dei Due Mondi is founded by Gian Carlo Menotti.
*Marvin Gaye begins recording with his first group.
*Otis Williams & the Distants begin their musical career. They will later join with The Primes and become The Temptations.
*Phil Spector begins his recording career.
*Dalida receives the Music Hall "Bravos" along with Yves Montand.
*RCA introduces its first stereo LPs.
*Fred Foster opens Monument Records in Hendersonville, Tennessee.
*Ernesto Bonino leaves the USA and returns to Italy.
*Van Cliburn wins the Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition.

Albums released

*"Anita Sings the Winners" - Anita O'Day
*"Around The World" - Bing Crosby
*"As Long As There's Music" - Eddie Fisher
*"Ascenseur pour l'échafaud - Miles Davis
*"Bo Diddley" - Bo Diddley
*"Breezin' Along" - The Four Lads
*"Come Fly With Me" - Frank Sinatra
*"Destination Moon" - The Ames Brothers
*"Dream" - The Mills Brothers
*"Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday at Newport" - Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday
*"Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook" - Ella Fitzgerald
*"Ella Swings Lightly" - Ella Fitzgerald
*"Elvis' Golden Records" - Elvis Presley
*"Everybody Digs Bill Evans" - Bill Evans
*"Fancy Meeting You Here" - Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney
*"For Teenagers In Love" - Teresa Brewer
*"Foreign Affair" - Frankie Laine and Michel LeGrand
*"Give Him the Ooh-La-La" - Blossom Dearie
*"Gogi Grant - Welcome To My Heart" - Gogi Grant
*"Gondolier" - Dalida
*"Greatest Hits" - Frankie Laine
*"A Guy In Love" - Guy Mitchell
*"He's So Fine" - Jackie Wilson
*"Hooray for Hollywood" (Vol. 1) - Doris Day
*"Johnny Horton Sings Free And Easy" - Johnny Horton
*"Julie Is Her Name, Volume II" - Julie London
*"Kate Smith Sings Folk Songs" - Kate Smith
*"King Creole" (OST) - Elvis Presley
*"The Kingston Trio" - The Kingston Trio
*"Les Gitans" - Dalida
*"Little Girl Blue" - Nina Simone
*"Milestones" - Miles Davis
*"The Mills Brothers In Hi-Fi" - The Mills Brothers
*"The Mills Brothers Sing" - The Mills Brothers
*"Miss Music" - Teresa Brewer
*"Mmmm, The Mills Brothers" - The Mills Brothers
*"Music! Music! Music!" - Teresa Brewer
*"My Happiness" - Connie Francis
*"Oklahoma" - Original Soundtrack
*"Frank Sinatra Sings for Only the Lonely" - Frank Sinatra
*"Our Gal Sal" - Sally Starr (with The Comets)
*"Paris Holiday" - Bing Crosby
*"Rhonda" - Rhonda Fleming
*"Ricky Nelson" - Ricky Nelson
*"Rockin' Around the World" - Bill Haley & His Comets
*"Rockin' the Joint" - Bill Haley & His Comets
*"Rockin' With Kay Starr" - Kay Starr
*"Saturday Night With Mr. C" - Perry Como
*"Sings the Songs That Made Him Famous" - Johnny Cash
*"Smoochin' Time" - The Ames Brothers
*"Some Pleasant Moments In The 20th Century" - Oscar Levant
*"Songs I Wish I Had Sung" - Bing Crosby
*"South Pacific" - Original Soundtrack
*"Star Dust" - Pat Boone
*"Surprise Package" - The Crew Cuts
*"Swingin' Down Broadway" - Jo Stafford
*"Teresa" - Teresa Brewer
*"Teresa Brewer At Christmas Time" - Teresa Brewer
*"Them There Eyes" - Kay Starr
*"This Is Sinatra Volume 2" - Frank Sinatra
*" 'Til Morning" - Johnnie Ray
*"Time For Teresa" - Teresa Brewer
*"Torchin' " - Frankie Laine
*"Vaughan and Violins" - Sarah Vaughan
*"When You Come To The End of The Day" - Perry Como
*"Who's Sorry Now?" - Connie Francis
*"Yes Indeed!" - Pat Boone

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest [http://tsort.info/music/yr1958.htm chart positions] in the charts of 1958.

Top Hits on record

*"Bird Dog" - Everly Brothers
*"Blast Off" - The Tyrones
*"Blue Boy" - Jim Reeves
*"Breathless" - Jerry Lee Lewis
*"Broke Down Baby" - The Tyrones
*"Catch A Falling Star" - Perry Como
*"Chipmunk Song" - The Chipmunks with David Seville
*"Come Dance With Me" - Frank Sinatra
*"Come On Let's Go" - Ritchie Valens
*"Come Prima (Tu me donnes)" - Dalida
*"Dans le bleu du ciel bleu" - Dalida
*"The Day The Rains Came" - Jane Morgan
*"El Diablo" - Frankie Laine
*"Fever" - Peggy Lee
*"Get a Job" - The Silhouettes
*"Gondolier" - Dalida
*"Great Balls Of Fire" - Jerry Lee Lewis
*"Guitare et tambourin" - Dalida
*"Hava Naguila" - Dalida
*"I am a Mole and I Live in a Hole" - The Southlanders
*"I Have To Cry" - Frankie Laine
*"I Wonder Why" - Dion & the Belmonts
*"I'm Not Just Anybody's Baby" - Mindy Carson
*"I'm Shook" - The Tyrones
*"It's All In The Game" - Tommy Edwards
*"Jailhouse Rock" - Elvis Presley
*"Johnny B.Goode" - Chuck Berry
*"Journey's End" - Frankie Laine
*"Heartbeat" - Buddy Holly
*"Johnny B. Goode" - Chuck Berry
*"Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" - Jimmie Rodgers
*"Le jour où la pluie viendra" - Dalida
*"Left Right Out Of Your Heart" - Patti Page
*"Les Gitans" - Dalida
*"Maybe Baby" - Buddy Holly
*"Mexican Hat Rock" - Dave Appell/the Applejacks
*"Milord" - Édith Piaf
*"Move It" - Cliff Richard
*"The Purple People Eater" - Sheb Wooley
*"One Summer Night" - Danleers
*"Partners" - Jim Reeves
*"Poor Little Fool" - Ricky Nelson
*"Rave On" - Buddy Holly
*"Rawhide" - Frankie Laine
*"Return To Me (Rittorna A Me)" - Dean Martin
*"Rock And Roll Is Here To Stay" - Danny & the Juniors
*"Rocka-Conga" - Dave Appell/the Applejacks
*"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" - Brenda Lee
*"Rockin' Robin" - Bobby Day
*"Scarlet Ribbons" - The Kingston Trio
*"Short Shorts" - Royal Teens
*"Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" - The Platters
*"Stupid Cupid" - Connie Francis
*"Summertime Blues" - Eddie Cochran
*"Sweet Little Sixteen" - Chuck Berry
*"Teacher's Pet" - Doris Day
*"Tequila" - The Champs
*"Tom Dooley" - The Kingston Trio
*"Twilight Time" - The Platters
*"Well All Right" - Buddy Holly
*"Who's Sorry Now?" - Connie Francis

See also: Hot 100 number-one hits of 1958 (United States)

Published popular music

* "16 Candles" w.m. Luther Dixon & Allyson R. Khent
* "A Toujours (Till Always)" w. Alan Jay Lerner m. Frederick Loewe
* "All I Have to Do is Dream" w.m. Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
* "All Of These And More" w. Sheldon Harnick m. Jerry Bock
* "The All-American Boy" w.m. Orville Lunsford & Bill Parsons ("See": Bobby Bare)
* "Almost In Your Arms" w.m. Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
* "Am I That Easy to Forget" w.m. Carl Belew, W. S. Stevenson & Shelby Singleton
* "Another Time, Another Place" w.m. Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
* "Any Way The Wind Blows" w.m. William Dunham, Joseph Hooven & Marilyn Hooven
* "Are You Really Mine?" w.m. Al Hoffman, Dick Manning & Mark Markwell
* "Baby I Don't Care" Leiber and Stoller
* "Baby Lover" Wandra Merrell
* "Ballad Of A Teenage Queen" w.m. Jack Clement
* "The Ballad Of Paladin" w.m. Richard Boone, Sam Rolfe & Johnny Western
* "Beep Beep" w.m. Donald Clapps & Carl Cicchetti
* "Big Best Shoes" w.m. Sandy Wilson
* "A Big Hunk O' Love" w.m. Aaron Schroeder & Sid Wyche
* "Big Man" w.m. Bruce Belland & Glenn Larson
* "Bimbombey" w.m. Mack David, Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatore
* "Bird Dog" w.m. Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
* "The Blob" w. Mack David m. Burt Bacharach
* "Blue, Blue Day" w.m. Don Gibson
* "Born Too Late" w. Fred Tobias m. Charles Strouse
* "Breathless" w.m. Otis Blackwell
* "Broken Hearted Melody" w. Hal David m. Sherman Edwards
* "Bye, Bye Baby Goodbye" F. McNulty
* "Cannonball" m. Duane Eddy & Lee Hazlewood
* "A Certain Smile" w. Paul Francis Webster m. Sammy Fain
* "Chanson d'Amour" w.m. Wayne Shanklin
* "Chantilly Lace" w.m. Jiles Perry Richardson
* "The Chipmunk Song" w.m. Ross Bagdasarian
* "Claudette" w.m. Roy Orbison
* "C'mon Everybody" w.m. Eddie Cochran & Jerry Capeheart
* "Come Prima" w. (Eng) Buck Ram (Ital) M. Panzeri m. V. Di Paola & S. Taccani
* "Dance Only With Me" Betty Comden, Adolph Green, Jule Styne
* "Devoted to You" w.m. Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
* "The Diary" w. Howard Greenfield m. Neil Sedaka
* "Do You Want To Dance?" w.m. Bobby Freeman
* "Donna" w.m. Richie Valens
* "Don't" w.m. Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
* "Don't Take Your Guns To Town" w.m. Johnny Cash
* "Early In The Morning" w.m. Bobby Darin & Woody Harris
* "El Rancho Rock" w. Ben Raleigh m. Silvano R. Ramos
* "Enchanted Island" w. Al Stillman m. Robert Allen
* "The End" w. Sid Jacobson m. Jimmy Krondes
* "Endless Sleep" Jody Reynolds, Dolores Nance
* "Everybody Loves a Lover" w. Richard Adler m. Robert Allen
* "Firefly" w. Carolyn Leigh m. Cy Coleman
* "Fly Away Lovers" Frank Stanton & Tommie Connor
* "For Your Precious Love" Jerry Butler
* "French Foreign Legion" w. Aaron Schroeder m. Guy Wood
* "Get A Job" w.m. Earl T. Beal, Raymond W. Edwards, William F. Horton & Richard A. Lewis
* "Gotta Travel On" trad (Brit 19th century) adapt w.m. Paul Clayton, Larry Ehrlich, David Lazar & Tom Six
* "Green Christmas" Stan Freberg
* "Hard Headed Woman" w.m. Claude Demetrius
* "Hoots Mon" Harry Robertson
* "The Hula Hoop Song" w.m. Carl Maduri Jr & Donna Kohler
* "A Hundred Million Miracles" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Richard Rodgers
* "I Beg Of You" w.m. Rose Marie McCoy & Kelly Owens
* "I Enjoy Being A Girl" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Richard Rodgers
* "I Got A Feeling" w.m. Baker Knight
* "I Got Stung" w.m. Aaron Schroeder & David Hill
* "I Met Him On A Sunday" Shirley Owens, Addie Harris, Doris Coley
* "I Remember It Well" w. Alan Jay Lerner m. Frederick Loewe
* "If Dreams Came True" w. Al Stillman m. Robert Allen
* "If I Had A Hammer" w.m. Pete Seeger & Lee Hays
* "I'm Glad I'm Not Young Anymore" w. Alan Jay Lerner m. Frederick Loewe
* "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday" w.m. R. Hayes, D. Bartholomew & Fats Domino
* "It's Late" w.m. Dorsey Burnette
* "It's Only Make Believe" w.m. Conway Twitty & Jack Nance
* "Java" m. Freddy Friday, Allen Toussaint & Alvin Tyler
* "Johnny B. Goode" w.m. Chuck Berry
* "Kewpie Doll" w.m. Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
* "Kumbayah" recorded by Joe Hickerson and by Pete Seeger
* "Lazy Moon" J. Kerr, W. Kerr, Ford
* "Learning The Game" Buddy Holly
* "Left Right Out Of Your Heart" w. Earl Shuman m. Mort Garson
* "Let The Bells Keep Ringing" w.m. Paul Anka
* "The Little Serenade" w.m. Antonio Amurri, Paolo Esposito, Geoffrey C. Parsons & James J. T. Phillips
* "Little Star" w.m. Vito Picone & Arthur Venosa
* "Lollipop" w.m. Beverly Ross & Julius Dixon
* "The Long, Hot Summer" w. Sammy Cahn m. Alex North
* "Love Makes The World Go 'Round" w.m. Ollie Jones
* "Love, Look Away" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Richard Rodgers
* "A Lover's Question" w.m. Brook Benton & Jimmy Williams
* "Mad Passionate Love" Dick Sherman & David E. Coleman
* "Make Me A Miracle" Al Hoffman, Dick Manning, Mark Markwell
* "Mandolins In The Moonlight" w.m. George David Weiss & Aaron Schroeder
* "Maverick" w. Paul Francis Webster m. David Buttolph
* "Maybe Baby" w.m. Norman Petty & Charles Hardin
* "Moon Talk" w.m. Al Hoffman & Dick Manning
* "My True Love" w.m. Jack Scott
* "Nairobi" w.m. Bob Merrill
* "Never Be Anyone Else But You" w.m. Baker Knight
* "The Night They Invented Champagne" w. Alan Jay Lerner m. Frederick Loewe
* "Oh-Oh, I'm Falling In Love Again" w.m. Al Hoffman, Dick Manning & Mark Markwell
* "Once Upon A Summertime" (Original title "La Valse des Lilas") Eddie Barclay, Michel Legrand, Eddy Marnay, Johnny Mercer
* "One Night" w.m. Dave Bartholomew & Pearl King
* "The Only Man On The Island" Bob Hilliard & Dave Mann
* "Only The Lonely" Sammy Cahn, James Van Heusen
* "Padre" w. (Eng) Paul Francis Webster (Fr) Marcel Algeron & Jacques Larue m. Alain C. Romans
* "Patricia" w. Bob Marcus m. Perez Prado
* "Peter Gunn" m. Henry Mancini
* "Pink Shoelaces" w.m. Mickie Grant
* "Plain Jane" Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman
* "Poor Little Fool" w.m. Shari Sheeley
* "Problems" w.m. Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
* "Promise Me, Love" w.m. Kay Thompson
* "The Purple People Eater" w.m. Sheb Wooley
* "Queen Of The Hop" w.m. Woody Harris & Bobby Darin
* "Raining In My Heart" w.m. Felice and Boudleaux Bryant
* "Rave On" w.m. Norman Petty, Bill Tilghman & Sunny West
* "Rawhide" w. Ned Washington m. Dimitri Tiomkin. Title tune of the TV series performed by Frankie Laine.
* "Reeds In A Rush" m. John Serry, Sr.
* "Return To Me" w.m. Danny Di Minno & Carmen Lombardo
* "Rockin' Robin" w.m. Jimmie Thomas
* "Saturday Girl" w. Peter Benjamin m. Peter Stannard
* "Say A Prayer For Me Tonight" w. Alan Jay Lerner m. Frederick Loewe
* "Secretly" w.m. Al Hoffman, Dick Manning & Mark Markwell
* "Send Me The Pillow You Dream On" w.m. Hank Locklin
* "Short Shorts" w. Bob Gaudio & Bill Dalton m. Tom Austin & Bill Crandall
* "Since I Don't Have You" w. James Beaumont, Walter Lester, John Taylor, Joseph Verscharen & Janet Vogel m. Joseph Rock & Lennie Martin
* "Splish Splash" w.m. Bobby Darin & Jean Murray
* "Stagger Lee" trad arr. Lloyd Price & Harold Logan
* "Stupid Cupid" w. Howard Greenfield m. Neil Sedaka
* "Sugartime" w.m. Charlie Phillips & Odis Echols
* "Summertime Blues" Eddie Cochran, J. Capehart
* "Summertime, Summertime" w.m. Tom Jameson & Sherm Feller
* "Sunday" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Richard Rodgers
* "Surprise" w.m. Ray Evans & Jay Livingston from the musical "Oh, Captain!"
* "Susie Darlin' " w.m. Robin Luke
* "Sweet Little Sixteen" w.m. Chuck Berry
* "The Swingin' Shepherd Blues" w. Rhoda Roberts & Kenny Jacobson m. Moe Koffman
* "Teacher Teacher" w. Al Stillman m. Robert Allen
* "Teacher's Pet" w.m. Joe Lubin
* "Tears On My Pillow" w.m. Sylvester Bradford & Al Lewis
* "Tequila" w.m. Chuck Rio
* "Thank Heaven For Little Girls" w. Alan Jay Lerner m. Frederick Loewe
* "There's Only One Of You" w. Al Stillman m. Robert Allen
* "Think It Over" Buddy Holly, Norman Petty, Jerry Allison
* "This Happy Feeling" w.m. Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
* "This Is All I Ask" w.m. Gordon Jenkins
* "Time" w. Julian More, David Heneker & Monty Norman m. David Heneker & Monty Norman
* "To Know Him Is To Love Him" w.m. Phil Spector
* "Tom Dooley" trad arr. Dave Guard
* "True Love Ways" w.m. Norman Petty & Buddy Holly
* "Tulips From Amsterdam" Ralf Arnie & Gene Martyn
* "A Very Precious Love" w. Paul Francis Webster m. Sammy Fain
* "Volare" w. (Eng) Mitchell Parish (Ital) Domenico Modugno & Franco Migliacci m. Domenico Modugno
* "Waltz At Maxim's (She Is Not Thinking Of Me)" w. Alan Jay Lerner m. Frederick Loewe
* "We Belong Together, S. Weiss, Robert Carr, Johnny Mitchell
* "Wear My Ring Around Your Neck" w.m. Bert Carroll & Russell Moody
* "What To Do" Buddy Holly
* "When" w.m. Jack Reardon & Paul Evans
* "Witch Doctor" w.m. Ross Bagdasarian
* "The Wizard" David, Dane, Paul
* "Woman From Liberia" Rodgers, Whiting
* "The World Outside" Carl Sigman, Richard Addinsell
* "Yakety Yak" w.m. Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
* "You Are Beautiful" w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Richard Rodgers
* "You Are My Destiny" w.m. Paul Anka
* "You Cheated" w.m. Don Burch
* "Young and Warm and Wonderful" w. Hy Zaret m. Lou Singer
* "Zorro" w. Norman Foster m. George Burns

Classical music

*Aldo Clementi - "Episodi"
*Mario Davidovsky - "String Quartet No. 2"
*Benjamin Frankel - "Symphony No. 1"
*Ferde Grofé - "Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in D"
*Dmitriy Borisovich Kabalevskiy - "In the Magic Forest"
*Leon Kirchner - "String Quartet No. 2"
*György Ligeti - "Artikulation"
*Peter Mennin - "Piano Concerto"
*Thea Musgrave - "String Quartet"
*Ned Rorem - "Symphony No. 3"
*Edmund Rubbra - "Pezzo Ostinato" ( [http://www.bl.uk/collections/music/rubbra1.html Rubbra collections page with description] ) and "Violin Concerto", opp. 102 and 103.
*Carl Ruggles - "Exaltation"
*Roger Sessions - "String Quintet", "Symphony No. 1"
*Eduard Tubin - "Symphony No. 7"
*Edgard Varèse - "Poème électronique" (1957-58)
*Ralph Vaughan Williams - "Symphony No. 9"
*Leó Weiner - "Concerto for Violin No. 1 in D major"

Opera

*Samuel Barber - "Vanessa (opera)"
*Carlisle Floyd - "Wuthering Heights"
*Jakov Gotovac - "Dalmaro"
*Gian Carlo Menotti - "Maria Golovin"
*Ralph Vaughan Williams - "Hugh the Drover"

Musical theater

* "The Body Beautiful" Broadway production
* "The Boy Friend" (Sandy Wilson) - off-Broadway revival
* "Expresso Bongo" London production
* "Flower Drum Song" (Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II) - Broadway production
* "Irma La Douce" London production
*"Lola Montez", Brisbane production opened at Her Majesty's Theatre on October 1
* "Nightcap" off-Broadway production
* "Oh, Captain!" Broadway production opened at the Alvin Theatre on February 4 and ran for 192 performances.
* "Salad Days" (Julian Slade) - Broadway production
* "Valmouth" London production
* "West Side Story" (Leonard Bernstein) - London production
* "Where's Charley?" London production

Musical films

* "April Love"
* "Damn Yankees" starring Tab Hunter, Gwen Verdon and Ray Walston
* "The Duke Wore Jeans" starring Tommy Steele
* "Gigi" starring Leslie Caron, Louis Jourdan, Maurice Chevalier and Hermione Gingold
* "King Creole" starring Elvis Presley
* "Mardi Gras"
* "Senior Prom"
* "The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw" starring Kenneth More, Jayne Mansfield and Sid James.
* "South Pacific"
* "The Tunnel of Love"

Musical television

* "Aladdin" (Cole Porter) televised on February 21 starring Cyril Ritchard, Basil Rathbone, Dennis King, Sal Mineo, Anna Maria Alberghetti and Una Merkel.
* "Hansel and Gretel" (William Engvick and Alec Wilder) televised on April 27 starring Barbara Cook and Red Buttons
* "Kiss Me, Kate" starring Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Julie Wilson, Bill Hayes and Jack Klugman

Births

*January 1 - Grandmaster Flash
*January 11 - Vicky Peterson, The Bangles
*February 16 - Ice-T
*February 21 - Jake Burns, Stiff Little Fingers
*February 21 - Mary Chapin Carpenter
*March 5 - Andy Gibb (+ 1988)
*March 8 - Gary Numan
*March 9 - Martin Fry
*April 11 - Stuart Adamson, Big Country (+ 2001)
*April 12 - Will Sergeant, Echo & The Bunnymen
*April 18 - Les Pattinson, Echo & The Bunnymen
*May 2 - Mayumi Horikawa, Japanese singer-songwriter and model
*May 21 - Mike Barson, Madness
*May 25 - Paul Weller
*May 27 - Neil Finn, Crowded House
*May 30 - Marie Fredriksson, Roxette
*June 7 - Prince
*June 17 - Jello Biafra, Dead Kennedys
*June 30 - Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
*July 5 - Paul Daniel, conductor
*July 7 - Michala Petri, recorder performer
*July 25 - Thurston Moore, Sonic Youth
*July 30 - Kate Bush
*July 31 - Bill Berry, R.E.M.
*August 3 - Robert Buck, 10,000 Maniacs
*August 6 - Randy DeBarge
*August 7 - Bruce Dickinson, musician, Iron Maiden
*August 16 - Madonna
*August 17 - Belinda Carlisle, The Go-Go's
*August 22 - Ian Mitchell, Bay City Rollers
*August 22 - Vernon Reid, Living Colour
*August 29 - Michael Jackson
*September 6 - Buster Bloodvessel, Bad Manners
*September 10 - Siobhan Fahey
*September 19 - Lita Ford
*September 22 - Andrea Bocelli
*October 9 - Al Jourgensen, Ministry
*October 10 - Tanya Tucker
*October 13 - Derri Daugherty, The Choir, The Lost Dogs
*October 14 - Thomas Dolby, English rock musician
*October 20 - Mark King, Level 42
*October 20 - Ricky Byrd, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
*October 27 - Simon Le Bon, Duran Duran
*November 10 - Frank Maudsley, A Flock of Seagulls
*November 22 - Jason Ringenberg, Jason & The Scorchers
*December 7 - Timothy Butler, Psychedelic Furs
*December 9 - Nick Seymour, Crowded House
*December 11 - Nikki Sixx, Mötley Crüe
*December 14 - Mike Scott, The Waterboys
*December 14 - Peter Stacy, The Pogues
*December 17 - Mike Mills, R.E.M.
*December 23 - Victoria Williams
*December 28 - Mike McGuire, Shenandoah
*"date unknown"
**Chuck Girard, Love Song

Deaths

*January 21 - Ataúlfo Argenta, conductor
*February 5 - Lew Brown, lyricist
*March 25 - Tom Brown, jazz trombonist
*March 28 - W.C. Handy - Blues composer
*April 1
**Břetislav Bakala, pianist, conductor and composer
**Alfred Bryan, songwriter
*May 20 - Irma Baltuttis, singer
*June 3 - Maude Nugent, songwriter (born 1877)
*June 15 - José Pablo Moncayo, Mexican composer
*June 23 - Armas Järnefelt, composer
*August 5 - Joseph Holbrooke, composer
*August 15 - Big Bill Broonzy, blues musician and composer
*August 17 - Florent Schmitt, composer
*August 21 - Stevan Hristić, composer
*August 26 - Ralph Vaughan Williams, composer
*September 20 - Yvonne Arnaud, pianist, singer and actress
*October 25 - Artie Matthews, ragtime composer and songwriter
*October 27 - John Wooldridge, film composer
*November 3 - Harry Revel, composer of musicals
*November 27 - Artur Rodziński, conductor
*December 1 - Boots Mallory, dancer
*December 8 - Julia Lee, female blues singer
*December 11 - Paul Bazelaire, cellist
*December 29 - Doris Humphrey, dancer and choreographer
*"date unknown"
**Samuel Antek, violinist and conductor
**Tiny Bradshaw, jazz and blues musician
**Martin Shaw, composer
**Vassili Nebolsin, conductor
**John Strachan, ballad singer

Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

*Eurovision Song Contest 1958


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