|Covid-19|5 February - Michael Tippett's Symphony No. 2 is first performed in London.
2 April - Ralph Vaughan Williams's Symphony No. 9 is premiered in London by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Malcolm Sargent.
10 April - Singer Cleo Laine and bandleader John Dankworth marry.
July - Pete Seeger begins performing his new song "The Bells of Rhymney", based on a lyric by Welsh poet Idris Davies.
2-9 December - Decca makes the first complete recording of Peter Grimes, conducted by the composer Benjamin Britten.
Other events - The UK decides not to compete in the third annual Eurovision Song Contest, after coming 7th in the previous year's contest. It is the second of the only two occasions in the contest's history that the UK fails to enter.
See UK No.1 Hits of 1958
Ronald Binge - "The Watermill"
Daniel Jones - The Country Beyond the Stars (cantata)
Thea Musgrave - String Quartet
Ian Parrott - Concerto for English horn (cor anglais) and orchestra
Ralph Vaughan Williams - Symphony No. 9
Grace Williams - Six Poems by Gerard Manley Hopkins for contralto and string sextet
Benjamin Britten - Noye's Fludde
This is a summary of 1958 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year.
Film and Incidental musicRichard Addinsell - A Tale of Two Cities, starring Dirk Bogarde and Dorothy Tutin.
John Addison - I Was Monty's Double.
William Alwyn - A Night to Remember directed by Roy Ward Baker.
Malcolm Arnold - Dunkirk, starring John Mills, Richard Attenborough and Bernard Lee.
James Bernard - Dracula directed by Terence Fisher, starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.
Buxton Orr - Corridors of Blood, starring Boris Karloff and Christopher Lee.
Leonard Salzedo - The Revenge of Frankenstein directed by Terence Fisher, starring Peter Cushing.
Expresso Bongo, book by Wolf Mankowitz and Julian More, with music by David Heneker and Monty Norman
The Duke Wore Jeans, starring Tommy Steele
24 January - Jools Holland, pianist, bandleader and television presenter
1 March - Nik Kershaw, singer-songwriter
5 March - Andy Gibb, English-born singer (died 1988)
8 March - Gary Numan, British singer
18 March - Neil Brand, British writer, pianist and composer
12 April - Will Sergeant, guitarist (Echo & the Bunnymen)
15 April - Benjamin Zephaniah, writer and musician
25 April - Fish, Scottish singer
18 May - Toyah Willcox, actress and singer
25 May - Paul Weller, singer-songwriter
5 July - Paul Daniel, conductor
20 July - Mick MacNeil, Scottish keyboard player and songwriter (Simple Minds)
30 July - Kate Bush, singer and songwriter
7 August - Bruce Dickinson, musician
13 August - Feargal Sharkey, singer (The Undertones)
21 September - Simon Mayo, radio presenter
14 October - Thomas Dolby, musician
20 October - Mark King, guitarist and singer
27 October - Simon Le Bon, singer (Duran Duran)
10 December - Helen DeMacque, singer (Pepsi & Shirlie)
19 December - Limahl, singer
11 January - Alec Rowley, English organist and composer (born 1892)
2 April - Tudor Davies, operatic tenor (born 1892)
14 April - Katharine Goodson, pianist (born 1872)
3 May - Roland Cunningham, Australian-born British singer and actor (born 1872)
5 August - Joseph Holbrooke, composer (born 1878)
26 August - Ralph Vaughan Williams, British composer (born 1872)
2 September - Betty Humby Beecham, pianist (born 1908)
24 October - Martin Shaw, composer (born 1875)
27 October - John Wooldridge, film composer (born 1919) (car accident)
3 November - Harry Revel, musical theatre composer (b. 1905)
6 November - Francis George Scott, composer (born 1880)
28 December - Reginald Foresythe, jazz pianist, arranger, composer, and bandleader (born 1907)
date unknown - John Strachan, ballad singer (born 1875)
1958 in British music Wikipedia
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