The idea of a rock concert was brand new in 1957, and it was announced that several popular rock 'n roll stars were going to be performing at the outdoor theater at Barber's Point. The idea of several musical stars on stage at the same time was so exciting to me, I couldn't wait for the date of the concert.
On the day of the performances my Mom and siblings all headed toward the outdoor theater. Bob had to work and was unable to come. We were there early and since it was first come, first serve, we managed to sit in the front row. It was a free concert with the majority of the audience being servicemen. There were a few military dependents besides us.
A local disc jockey introduced the acts, and the first singers were the Four Preps, who sang several songs including their hit song, Santa Catalina (26 Miles Across the Sea). Once the Four Preps completed their act, they came into the audience and sat with us. They weren't much older than I, so I was thrilled. I had a Brownie 8 mm movie camera and I took pictures of them interacting with all of us.
Also singing was Bobby Day, who sang his hit song Rockin' Robin and Robin Luke, a local singer who had a hit with the song Susie Darlin'. The crowd loved all of them. Finally, the stars of the show came on stage. The Everly Brothers were huge at that time and most of the crowd received them enthusiastically. But quite a few sailors got up and walked out while the duo was performing. It was distracting and I felt bad for the Everly Brothers.
Overall the concert was a huge hit and everyone went home feeling great. It was my first rock concert and I loved it!