January 10. Perry Como, accompanied by the Ramblers, begins a ﬁ ve-week run atop the pop charts with “Don’t Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes” (RCA Victor 5064).
January 22. Tom Lehrer records his ﬁ rst album, Songs of Tom Lehrer, at Trans Radio studios, Boston for a total of $15. Issued in March on Lehrer Records (TLP-1) in the ten-inch conﬁ guration, it sold an estimated 180,000 by 1957.