First 45 rpm singles:
Tom Dooley, Kingston Trio
Bird Dog, The Everly Brothers
Peter Gunn, Duane Eddy
We already had Brubeck's "Time Out" and Henry Mancini's "Music from Peter Gunn" in the house.
Jimmy Rodgers (S/T, the "Honeycomb" Jimmy Rodgers) on Roulette
The Everly Brothers Best on Cadence
The Kingston Trio at Large on Capitol
Followed fairly quickly over the next few pre-Beatle years by these I do remember:
Walk Don't Run, The Ventures (and most of their next twenty albums)
Let There Be Drums, Sandy Nelson (and more of his)
Midnight in Moscow, Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen (still a great album of British "trad" jazz)
Bobby Vee with Strings and Things (won on a radio station contest)
Bulldog, The Fireballs
Pipeline, The Chantays
Wipeout, The Surfaris
The Wham of That Memphis Man, Lonnie Mack
Jack the Ripper, Link Wray on Swan
Telstar, The Tornados on London
The Benny Goodman 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert
The Essential Gene Krupa on Verve
The Dave Brubeck Quartet at Carnegie Hall
Dance On, The Shadows (Canadian release, think I have the right title)
Everything is A-OK with The Astronauts
Surfing with The Astronauts
I also had LPs by Marty Robbins, Johnny Horton, Bobby Darin, Buddy Holly, Johnny Mathis, and of course Roy Orbison (all his early work).
Being a beginning drummer, I was big on jazz and rock instrumentals.
I still enjoy this music, despite being more into jazz, prog, psychedelic and celtic/folk these days.