Albums Released In 1958
Albums Released In 1958
Elizabeth Taylor and Eddie Fisher on their wedding day in Las Vegas on May 12, 1959.
Photos by Bob Willoughby
Civic Auditorium (Honolulu, Hawaii) – March 6-8, 1959
Memorial Auditorium (Chattanooga, Tennessee) – April 19, 1961
Hollywood Bowl (New Westminster, BC, Canada) – June 6, 1964
Fort Worth Casino Ballroom (Fort Worth, Texas) – July 6, 1964
The Mosque (Richmond, Virginia) – November 8, 1964
Richmond Arena (Richmond, Virginia) – January 15, 1965
Charlotte Coliseum (Charlotte, North Carolina) – May 5, 1968
Jazz singer Keely Smith (1928-2017) photographed by Ken Whitmore for her album I Wish You Love (1957).
She began recording with her husband Louis Prima. In 1958, they won a Grammy for their rendition of “That Old Black Magic” at the 1st Annual Grammy Awards.
Coloratura soprano Reri Grist photographed by Carl Van Vechten on December 15, 1959.
Jazz singer Sallie Blair (1934-1992) photographed by Eliot Elisofon for LIFE magazine, 1957.
Elvis Presley photographed by Alfred Wertheimer
recording at RCA Studio 1 in New York on July 2, 1956. During this session, he recorded “Hound Dog” and “Don’t Be Cruel.”
(1934 – 1992)
was an African-American jazz singer from Baltimore. She began her career singing with Johnny Otis and Duke Ellington in the early 1950s before she won the talent competition Chance of a Lifetime on ABC-TV. Soon after she joined Cab Calloway’s Cotton Club Revue and then became a popular nightclub act. Sallie was a reoccurring performer on Ed Sullivan’s shows and was rumored to have had an affair with him. She performed for the royal family at the London Palladium and broke protocall by kicking off her shoes and doing a sexy barefoot dance. Although Sallie released two albums as a solo artist, Squeeze Me (1957) and Hello, Tiger! (1958), she was more known for her beauty and sex appeal. Sallie often changed her hair color, but early in her career she was known for being a blonde. The press referred to her as the "blonde bombshell” and Miles Davis called her the “brown Marilyn Monroe.” She married pianist and arranger Rene DeKnight in 1963 and still appeared on TV throughout the the 1960s as her popularity waned. In 1978, Sallie was linked to Warren Beatty then she disappeared from the public. She died at the age of 57 in 1992.