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1958, The Central High School Auditorium in Kalamazoo, Michigan...

1958, The Central High School Auditorium in Kalamazoo, Michigan hosted Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show. Playing 2 shows at the high school were Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon, Buddy Holly, The Diamonds, Billy Ford, Danny & The Juniors, The Chantels, Larry Williams, Screaming Jay Hawkins and The Pastels. It’s rumored that several of the performers were given detention and were assigned clean up duty as well as having their parents called.

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