On this day in 1957, the movie Mister Rock And Roll, starring disc jockey Alan Freed, debuted in America. In the film, Freed tells the story of rock’n’roll, with performances by Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon and Brook Benton, among others.
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On this day in 1959, Santo & Johnny's Sleep Walk hits No.1 in the US for the first of two weeks. The song would later inspire Stephen King to write his first screenplay, 1982’s Sleepwalkers (in which the track features).