Alan Freed's Biggest Show of Stars for 1957 lived up to its name when Fats Domino, Chuck Berry, The Drifters, The Everly Brothers, Paul Anka and more played Detroit's Fox Theatre.

We lost one of the architects of rock & roll when Fats Domino passed away on October 25, 2017 He was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's very first class in 1986, along with Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, The Everly Brothers, James Brown, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Ray Charles and Sam Cooke.

The song chosen for the all-star jam that concluded the 2016 induction ceremonies was Fats' first Top 10 hit "Ain't That A Shame." The very first single from the New Orleans native was a nod to the Motor City: "Detroit City Blues."

Fats Domino likely played all the hits when Alan Freed's Biggest Show of Stars for 1957 rolled into Detroit for a show at the Fox Theatre on November 10, 1957. From, The Concert Database, here's who was on the bill for that incredible show:

  • Paul Anka
  • LaVern Baker
  • Chuck Berry
  • The Bobettes
  • Jimmy Bowen
  • Eddie Cochran
  • The Crickets
  • The Diamonds
  • Fats Domino
  • The Drifters
  • The Everly Brothers
  • Johnnie & Joe
  • Frankie Lymon
  • Clyde McPhatter
  • The Spaniels

How much would you pay to see this show? If it was 1957, you'd pay $2.50.

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