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January 5 – Renato Carosone and his band start their American tour in Cuba.

January 6 – Elvis Presley makes final appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show.

January 16 – The Cavern Club opens in Liverpool, England

Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel name themselves Tom and Jerry and begin their recording career, signing with Sid Prosen of Big Records. Their first single, “Hey, Schoolgirl”, backed with “Dancin’ Wild”, hit #49 on the Billboard pop charts. Garfunkel was Tom Graph (so called because he like to write the pop charts out on graph paper) and Simon was Jerry Landis, a pseudonym he used during his early 1960s solo recordings. They toured for eighteen months before retiring to become college students and then reforming in 1963 as Simon and Garfunkel.

February 8 – Bo Diddley records his songs “Hey Bo Diddley” and “Mona” (aka “I Need You Baby”).

March – Chicago’s Cardinal Stritch bans all rock and roll and rhythm and blues music from Catholic-run schools, saying that “its rhythms encourage young people to behave in a hedonistic manner.”

March 3 – The second annual Eurovision Song Contest is staged in Frankfurt am Main, West Germany. The contest is won by Dutch singer Corry Brokken with the song Net als toen.

March 19 – Elvis Presley purchases a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and calls it Graceland.

May 14 In Paris, Heitor Villa-Lobos records his Bachiana Brasileira No. 4, with the Orchestre Nationale de la Radiodiffusion Franaise, for EMI.

May 14ay 21 In Paris, Heitor Villa-Lobos records his Bachiana Brasileira No. 7 with the Orchestre Nationale de la Radiodiffusion Franaise, for EMI.

May 21 In Paris, Heitor Villa-Lobos records his Bachiana Brasileira No. 3, with Manoel Braune, piano, and the Orchestre Nationale de la Radiodiffusion Franaise, for EMI.

May 24 Henri Bronschwak violin) and Jacques Nailz (cello) record the Deux Chros (bis) by Heitor Villa-Lobos in the presence of the composer, for EMI.

July 6 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney (The Beatles) first meet at St. Peter’s Church garden fete in Liverpool, England.

August 5 – American Bandstand begins its 30 year syndicated run on US network television

September 19 – Dalida is the first artist to be awarded a gold record in France for 300 000 sales of “Bambino”. That year, she’s also the first female recording artist to have her own fan club.

Leonard Bernstein completes work on West Side Story.

American Bandstand premieres on television.

The Casals Festival is founded in Puerto Rico.

Pat Boone stars in his first two Hollywood motion pictures: Bernadine and April Love (film)

Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) from 1956’s Alfred Hitchcock suspense film, The Man Who Knew Too Much, wins the Academy Award for Best Song. Sung by Doris Day in the film, it proved to be one of her biggest hit records as well.

When Nat King Cole’s television show is unable to get a sponsor, Frankie Laine becomes the first artist to cross TV’s color line. Becoming the first white artist to appear as a guest, foregoing his usual salary of $10,000.00 as Cole’s sustainer show only paid scale. Other top performers followed suit, including Mel Torm and Tony Bennett, but despite an increase in ratings, the show still fails to pick up a national sponsor.

Gorni Kramer makes his first appearance on Italian television, in Il Musichiere.

Maria Callas is introduced to Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis.

Bands formed

U.S. Navy Steel Band

Albums released

About the Blues – Julie London

After Midnight – Nat King Cole

After School Session – Chuck Berry

Almendra – Aldemaro Romero

Amsterdam Concert – Miles Davis Quintet

Anita Sings the Most – Anita O’Day

April in Paris – Count Basie

Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section – Art Pepper

At Mister Kelly’s – Sarah Vaughan

At Newport – Count Basie

At the Gate of Horn – Odetta

Bags’ Groove – Miles Davis

The Beat of My Heart – Tony Bennett

Belafonte Sings of the Caribbean – Harry Belafonte

Bing with a Beat – Bing Crosby

Birth of the Cool – Miles Davis

The Big Beat – Johnnie Ray

Blossom Dearie – Blossom Dearie

A Blowing Session – Johnny Griffin

Blue Starr – Kay Starr

Blue Train – John Coltrane

Blue Trombone – J. J. Johnson

Boy Meets Girl Sammy Davis, Jr.

Brilliant Corners – Thelonious Monk

The Cats – John Coltrane

Cattin’ with Coltrane and Quinichette – John Coltrane & Paul Quinichette

Chet Atkins at Home – Chet Atkins

The “Chirping” Crickets – Buddy Holly & The Crickets (debut)

The Christmas Story – Bing Crosby

Close to You and More – Frank Sinatra

A Closer Walk with Thee – Pat Boone

The Clown – Charles Mingus

Coltrane – John Coltrane

Cookin’ – Paul Gonsalves

Cookin’ with The Miles Davis Quintet – Miles Davis

Criollsima – Aldemaro Romero

Dakar – John Coltrane

Day By Night – Doris Day

The Dealers – John Coltrane & Mal Waldron

Dedicated to You – The “5” Royales

Double Play! – Russ Freeman & Andr Previn

E=MC – Count Basie

Ella and Louis Again – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Duke Ellington Songbook – Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington

Elvis’ Christmas Album – Elvis Presley

An Evening with Belafonte – Harry Belafonte

Exotica – Martin Denny

Gangster of Love – Johnny “Guitar” Watson

Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps – Gene Vincent

Gogi Grant THE HELEN MORGAN STORY – Gogi Grant

Gogi Grant – Suddenly There’s Gogi Grant – Gogi Grant

Grand Ole Opry’s New Star – George Jones

The Great Ray Charles – Ray Charles

Her Nibs – Georgia Gibbs

Here’s Little Richard – Little Richard

Hi-Fi in Focus – Chet Atkins

Hymns We Love – Pat Boone

I Love John Frigo…He Swings – Johnny Frigo (debut)

Indigos – Duke Ellington

In Las Vegas – Johnnie Ray

Interplay – John Coltrane

It’s All Over but the Swingin’ Sammy Davis, Jr.

Jazz by Sun Ra – Sun Ra

Jim Edward, Maxine, and Bonnie Brown – The Browns (debut)

A Jolly Christmas from Frank Sinatra – Frank Sinatra

Julie – Julie London

Like Someone in Love – Ella Fitzgerald

Losers, Weepers – Kay Starr

Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson – Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson

Love Is the Thing – Nat King Cole

Love Serenade – The Ames Brothers

Loving You (OST) – Elvis Presley

Make Love to Me – Julie London

Mal-2 – Mal Waldron

The Man I Love – Peggy Lee

The Many Sides of Toshiko – Toshiko Akiyoshi

Miguel – Dalida

Miles Ahead – Miles Davis

Mirage – Art Blakey

Moanin’ the Blues – Hank Williams

Monk’s Music – Thelonious Monk

Moondreams – Dick Haymes

Mozart:Clarinet Concerto, Quintet for Clarinet and Strings. Benny Goodman, clarinet, Boston Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Charles Munch); Boston Symphony String Quartet. 12-inch LP. RCA Victor LM 2073.

New Tricks – Bing Crosby

Newk’s Time – Sonny Rollins

Night at the Village Vanguard – Sonny Rollins

No Count Sarah – Sarah Vaughan

Now Hear This – The Hi-Lo’s

Once Over Lightly – Jo Stafford

One Dozen Roses – The Mills Brothers

One O’Clock Jump – Joe Williams

Orgy in Rhythm – Art Blakey

The Pajama Game – Doris Day

Pal Joey with Frank Sinatra

Pat – Pat Boone

Pat Boone Sings Irving Berlin – Pat Boone

Patsy Cline – Patsy Cline

Please, Please, Please – James Brown

Porgy and Bess – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

Pretty Baby – Dean Martin

Quand on n’a que l’amour – Jacques Brel

Ray Charles (or, Hallelujah I Love Her So) – Ray Charles

Relaxin’ with The Miles Davis Quintet – Miles Davis

Ricky – Ricky Nelson (debut)

Ring around Rosie – The Hi-Lo’s

Rockin’ – Frankie Laine

Rockin’ the Oldies – Bill Haley & His Comets

‘Round About Midnight – Miles Davis

Sammy Swings Sammy Davis, Jr.

Sea Shells – Peggy Lee

Sing a Song of Basie – Lambert, Hendricks & Ross

Sometimes I’m Happy, Sometimes I’m Blue – Jill Corey

Son nom est Dalida – Dalida

Songs for Inspiration & Meditation – Jo Stafford

Songs of Scotland – Jo Stafford

Soulville – Ben Webster

The Sounds of Christmas Harmony – The Ames Brothers

Such Sweet Thunder – Duke Ellington

Suddenly It’s The Hi-Lo’s – The Hi-Lo’s

Sweet Seventeen – The Ames Brothers

A Swingin’ Affair! – Frank Sinatra

Swingin’ Easy – Sarah Vaughan

Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane – Thelonious Monk & John Coltrane

Theory of Art – Art Blakey

There’ll Always Be A Christmas – The Ames Brothers

Tony – Tony Bennett

Toshiko and Leon Sash at Newport – Toshiko Akiyoshi & Leon Sash

Trane’s Blues – John Coltrane

Traneing In – John Coltrane

Way Out West – Sonny Rollins

We Get Letters – Perry Como

The Weavers at Carnegie Hall – The Weavers

West Side Story – Original Broadway Cast

Wheelin’ & Dealin’ – Mal Waldron, John Coltrane and Frank Wess

Where Are You? – Frank Sinatra

The Wildest! – Louis Prima

Winner’s Circle – Oscar Pettiford

With His Hot and Blue Guitar – Johnny Cash (debut)

World on a String – Red Allen

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1957.






Chart Entries


Elvis Presley

Jailhouse Rock


UK 1 – Jan 1958, US BB 1 – Oct 1957, US BB 1 of 1957, Canada 1 – Oct 1957, DDD 1 of 1957, POP 1 of 1957, Europe 2 of the 1950s, Scrobulate 2 of rockabilly, RYM 3 of 1957, Holland 5 – Jan 1974, France 10 – Dec 1971, US CashBox 11 of 1957, South Africa 11 of 1958, AFI 21, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1957, Party 54 of 1999, Italy 60 of 1958, Rolling Stone 67, Acclaimed 192, Belgium 214 of all time


Paul Anka



UK 1 – Aug 1957, US BB 1 – Jul 1957, Canada 1 – Jul 1957, Australia 1 for 8 weeks Jun 1957, Italy 2 of 1958, Poland 9 – Apr 1989, US CashBox 13 of 1957, US BB 14 of 1956, POP 14 of 1956, Europe 17 of the 1950s, RYM 17 of 1957, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1957, DDD 36 of 1957


Elvis Presley

All Shook Up


UK 1 – Jun 1957, US BB 1 – Apr 1957, Canada 1 – May 1957, RYM 5 of 1957, US CashBox 8 of 1957, DDD 11 of 1957, Scrobulate 12 of rock & roll, US BB 13 of 1957, POP 13 of 1957, Holland 33 – Jan 2005, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1957, Europe 78 of the 1950s, Party 179 of 2007, Rolling Stone 352, Acclaimed 835


Jerry Lee Lewis

Great Balls of Fire


UK 1 – Dec 1957, RYM 1 of 1957, US BB 2 – Dec 1957, Canada 2 – Dec 1957, DDD 5 of 1957, US BB 14 of 1958, POP 14 of 1958, South Africa 15 of 1958, Holland 27 – Sep 1989, Scrobulate 63 of oldies, RIAA 64, Europe 76 of the 1950s, Acclaimed 86, Rolling Stone 96, Party 242 of 1999


Danny & The Juniors

At the Hop


US BB 1 – Dec 1957, Canada 1 – Dec 1957, UK 3 – Jan 1958, US BB 3 of 1958, POP 3 of 1958, South Africa 6 of 1958, US CashBox 10 of 1958, RYM 11 of 1957, DDD 21 of 1957, Europe 73 of the 1950s, RIAA 250, Acclaimed 728

US No. 1 hit singles

These singles reached the top of US Billboard magazine’s charts in 1957.

First week

Number of weeks



February 9, 1957


“Don’t Forbid Me”

Pat Boone

February 16, 1957


“Young Love”

Tab Hunter

March 30, 1957



Andy Williams

April 20, 1957


“All Shook Up”

Elvis Presley

July 10, 1957


“Love Letters In The Sand”

Pat Boone

July 15, 1957


“Teddy Bear”

Elvis Presley

September 2, 1957



Debbie Reynolds

October 7, 1957



Jimmie Rodgers

October 21, 1957


“Wake Up Little Susie”

The Everly Brothers

November 4, 1957


“Jailhouse Rock”

Elvis Presley

December 9, 1957


“You Send Me”

Sam Cooke

December 30, 1957


“April Love”

Pat Boone

Top hits on record

“All Shook Up” – Elvis Presley

“An Affair To Remember” – Nat King Cole

“And That Reminds Me” – Della Reese

“Almost In Your Arms (Love Theme From Houseboat) – Sophia Loren

“April Love” – Pat Boone

“Around The World” – Nat King Cole

“Bernadine” – Pat Boone

“Black Slacks” – Joe Bennett & the Sparkletones

“Blue Starr” – Kay Starr

“Blueberry Hill” – Fats Domino

“Buenas Noches Mi Amor” – Dalida

“Butterfly” – Andy Williams

“Bye Bye Love” – Everly Brothers

“Chances Are” – Johnny Mathis

“Come Go With Me” – The Dell-Vikings, one of the first integrated groups

“Crazy Street” – Matys Brothers (some sources say 1958)

“Dark Moon” – Gale Storm

“Deep Purple” – Billy Ward & The Dominoes

“Diana” – Paul Anka

“Everyday” – Buddy Holly

“Fascination”, recorded by

Nat King Cole

Jane Morgan & The Troubadors

“Forbidden Fruit” – Anita Ellis

“Four Walls” – Jim Reeves

“Gonna Find Me a Bluebird” – Marvin Rainwater

“Great Balls Of Fire” – Jerry Lee Lewis

“The Greater Sin” – Frankie Laine

“Gunfight At the OK Corral” – Frankie Laine

“Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby” – The Tune Weavers

“Hey, Schoolgirl” – Tom and Jerry

“Histoire d’un amour” – Dalida

“Honeycomb” – Jimmie Rodgers

“Hoot Owl” – Guy Mitchell

“How High The Moon” – Pat Suzuki

“I’m Sorry” – The Platters

“I’m Walking The Floor Over You” – Georgia Gibbs

“It’s Not For Me To Say” – Johnny Mathis

“Jailhouse Rock” – Elvis Presley

“Kisses Sweeter Than Wine” – Jimmie Rodgers

“Last Train to San Fernando” – Johnny Duncan (huge hit in the UK)

“Little Darlin’ ” – The Diamonds, a cover of The Gladiolas’ rhythm and blues hit

“The Lonesome Road” – Frankie Laine

“Starlight” Jack Huddle

“Look Homeward, Angel” – Johnnie Ray

“Love Letters In The Sand” – Pat Boone

“Loving You” – Elvis Presley

“Lucille” – Little Richard

“Maman, la plus belle du monde” – Dalida

“My Special Angel” – Bobby Helms

“Not Fade Away” – Buddy Holly

“Oh Boy” – Buddy Holly

“Old Cape Cod” – Patti Page

“Party Doll” – Buddy Knox

“Peggy Sue” – Buddy Holly

“Pink Champagne” – The Tyrones

“Quand on n’a que l’amour” – Dalida

“Queen Of The Senior Prom” – The Mills Brothers

“Raunchy” – Bill Justis

“Reet Petite” – Jackie Wilson

“Remember You’re Mine” – Pat Boone

“Rock-A-Billy” – Guy Mitchell

“Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues” – Brenda Lee

“Rock and Roll Music” – Chuck Berry

“Round and Round” – Perry Como

“Rumble” — Link Wray, early feedback, only instrumental ever banned

“Searchin’ ” – The Coasters

“Shangri-La” – The Four Coins

“Silent Lips” – Georgia Gibbs

“So Rare” – Jimmy Dorsey

“Stardust” – Nat King Cole

“Sugar Moon” – Pat Boone

“Sugartime” – McGuire Sisters

“Tammy”, recorded by

The Ames Brothers

Debbie Reynolds

“Teddy Bear” – Elvis Presley

“That’ll Be the Day” – The Crickets, Buddy Holly’s group

“3:10 To Yuma” – Frankie Laine

“Too Much” – Elvis Presley

“Too Young To Have A Broken Heart” – Gayla Peevey

“Treat Me Nice” – Elvis Presley

“The Twelfth Of Never” – Johnny Mathis

“Tu n’as pas trs bon caractre” – Dalida

“Tutti Frutti” – Little Richard

“Up Above My Head” – Johnnie Ray and Frankie Laine

“Wake Up Little Susie” – The Everly Brothers

“Walkin’ After Midnight” – Patsy Cline

“When I Fall in Love” – Nat King Cole

“White Silver Sands – Don Rondo

“Who Needs You” – The Four Lads

“Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” – Jerry Lee Lewis

“Why Baby, Why” – Pat Boone

“Willie and the Hand Jive” – Johnny Otis

“Witchcraft” – Frank Sinatra

“Wonderful! Wonderful!” – Johnny Mathis

“Words of Love”, recorded by

Buddy Holly

The Diamonds

“You Know How It Is” – Frankie Laine

“You Send Me” – Sam Cooke

“Young Blood” – The Coasters, a two-sided hit with “Searchin”‘

“Young Love”, recorded by


Tab Hunter

Sonny James

Published popular music

“According To My Heart”     w.m. Gary Walker

“An Affair To Remember”     w. Harold Adamson & Leo McCarey m. Harry Warren

“After School”     w.m. Dick Wolf & Warren Nadel

“All Shook Up”     w.m. Otis Blackwell & Elvis Presley

“All The Way”     w. Sammy Cahn m. James Van Heusen

“Almost Paradise”     m. Norman Petty

“Alone (Why Must I Be Alone)”     w. Selma Craft m. Morton Craft

“America”     w. Stephen Sondheim m. Leonard Bernstein

“April Love”     w. Paul Francis Webster m. Sammy Fain

“Are You Sincere?”     w.m. Wayne Walker

“At The Hop”     w.m. Artie Singer, Johnny Medora & Dave White

“Be-Bop Baby”     w.m. Pearl Lenghurst

“Bernadine”     w.m. Johnny Mercer

“Black Slacks”     w.m. Joe Bennett & Jimmy Denton

“Bony Moronie”     w.m. Larry Williams

“The Book Of Love”     w.m. Warren Davies, George Malone & Charles Patrick

“Boy On A Dolphin”     w.(Eng) Paul Francis Webster (Greek) Jean Fermanoglou m. Takis Morakis

“Build Your Love (On A Strong Foundation)”     O. Jones

“Butterfly”     w.m. Anthony September

“Bye Bye Love”     w.m. Felice & Boudleaux Bryant

“Ca, C’est L’Amour”     w.m. Cole Porter. Introduced by Taina Elg in the film Les Girls.

“Catch a Falling Star”     w.m. Lee Pockriss & Paul Vance

“Chances Are”     w. Al Stillman m. Robert Allen

“Chantez, Chantez”     w. Albert Gamse m. Irving Fields

“Cocoanut Sweet”     w. E. Y. Harburg m. Harold Arlen

“Come Fly With Me”      w. Sammy Cahn m. James Van Heusen

“Come Go With Me”     w.m. Clarence E. Quick

“Cool”     w. Stephen Sondheim m. Leonard Bernstein

“Could This Be Magic”     w.m. Hiram Johnson & Richard Blandon

“Dark Moon”     w.m. Ned Miller

“The Day The Rains Came”     w.(Eng) Carl Sigman (Fr) Pierre Delano m. Gilbert Bcaud

“Diana”     w.m. Paul Anka

“Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?”     w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Richard Rodgers

“Everyday”     Charles Hardin, Norman Petty

“Four Walls”     w.m. George Campbell & Marvin Moore

“From a Jack to a King” w.m. Ned Miller

“Gee, Officer Krupke”     w. Stephen Sondheim m. Leonard Bernstein from the musical West Side Story

“Gigi”     w. Alan Jay Lerner m. Frederick Loewe

“The Girl with the Golden Braids” m. Eddie Snyder w. Stanley J. Kahan

“Goodnight My Someone”     w.m. Meredith Willson

“Got-Ta Have Something In The Bank, Frank”     Bob Hilliard, Mort Garson

“Great Balls Of Fire”     w.m. Jack Hammer & Otis Blackwell

“A Handful Of Songs”     Tommy Steele, Lionel Bart & Michael Pratt

“Happy, Happy Birthday Baby”     w.m. Margo Sylvia & Gilbert Lopez

“Hey Schoolgirl”     w. Art Garfunkel m. Paul Simon

“Hula Love”     adapted by Buddy Knox from the 1911 song “My Hula Hula Love”

“I Can’t Stop Loving You”     w.m. Don Gibson

“I Feel Pretty”     w. Stephen Sondheim m. Leonard Bernstein

“I Just Don’t Know”     w. Joe Stone m. Robert Allen

“I Like Your Kind Of Love”     Melvin Endsley

“I’m Sorry”     w.m. Buck Ram

“In My Own Little Corner”     w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Richard Rodgers

“In The Middle Of An Island”     w.m. Ted Varnick & Nick Acquaviva

“Island In The Sun”     w.m. Harry Belafonte & Irving L. Burgie

“It’s Good To Be Alive”     w.m. Bob Merrill

“Ivy Rose”     w.m. Al Hoffman & Dick Manning

“Jailhouse Rock”     w.m. Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller

“Jingle Bell Rock”     w.m. Joseph Beal & James Boothe

“Joey’s Song”     m. Joe Reisman

“Just Between You And Me”     w.m. Lee Cathy & Jack Keller

“Just Born”     w.m. Luther Dixon & Billy Dawn Smith

“Let It Be Me”     w.(Eng) Mann Curtis (Fr) Pierre Delano m. Gilbert Bcaud

“Lida Rose”     w.m. Meredith Willson

“Liechtensteiner Polka”     w.(Eng) Joseph Seener w.m. Edmund Koetscher & Rudi Lindt

“Lips Of Wine”     w. Shirley Wolfe m. Sy Soloway

“Little Biscuit”     w. E. Y. Harburg m. Harold Arlen

“The Little Blue Man”     w.m. Fred Ebb & Paul Klein

“Little Darlin’ ”     w.m. Maurice Williams

“Loving You”     w.m. Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller

“Lucille”     w.m. Richard Penniman & Albert Collins

“Magic Moments”     w. Hal David m. Burt Bacharach

“Mama Look A Booboo”     w.m. Lord Melody

“Marching Along To The Blues”     w.m. Mel Green

“Marian The Librarian”     w.m. Meredith Willson

“Mean Woman Blues”      w.m. Claude Demetrius

“Mi Casa, Su Casa”     w.m. Al Hoffman & Dick Manning

“Moonlight Swim”     w. Sylvia Dee m. Ben Weisman

“Mr Lee”     w.m. Heather Dixon, Helen Gathers, Emma Ruth Pought, Laura Webb & Jannie Pought

“My Heart Reminds Me” (aka “And That Reminds Me”)     w. (Eng) Al Stillman m. Camillo Bargoni

“My Little Baby”     w.m. Joe Shapiro and Lou Stallman

“My Special Angel”     w.m. Jimmy Duncan

“My White Knight”     w.m. Meredith Willson

“Napoleon”     w. E. Y. Harburg m. Harold Arlen

“A New-Fangled Tango”     w. Matt Dubey m. Harold Carr

“Ninety-Nine Ways”     w.m. Anthony September

“Oh Boy!”     w.m. Sunny West, Norman Petty & Bill Tilghman

“Oh, Lonesome Me”     w.m. Don Gibson

“Old Cape Cod”     w.m. Claire Rothrock, Milt Yakus & Allan Jeffrey

“One Hand, One Heart”     w. Stephen Sondheim m. Leonard Bernstein

“Party Doll”     w.m. Jimmy Bowen & Buddy Knox

“Passing Strangers”     Mel Mitchell, Stanley Applebaum

“Peggy Sue”     w.m. Jerry Allison, Norman Petty & Buddy Holly

“Pretend You Don’t See Her”     w.m. Steve Allen

“Proceed With Caution”     Wilson Stone

“Promise Her Anything”     w.m. Roy Alfred

“A Pub with No Beer”     w.m. Gordon Parsons

“Put A Light In The Window”     w. Rhoda Roberts m. Kenny Jacobson

“Rainbow”     w.m. Russ Hamilton

“Raunchy”     m. William E. Justis Jr & Sidney Manker

“Reet Petite”     T. Carlo, Berry Gordy

“Remember You’re Mine”     Bernie Lowe, Kal Mann

“Rock And Roll Music”      w.m. Chuck Berry

“Rock-A-Billy”     w.m. Woody Harris & Eddie V. Deane

“Sadder But Wiser Girl For Me”     w.m. Meredith Willson

“Santa, Bring My Baby Back (To Me)”     w.m. Claude Demetrius & Aaron Schroeder

“Sayonara”     w.m. Irving Berlin

“School Day”     w.m. Chuck Berry

“Searchin’ ”     w.m. Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller

“Send For Me”     w.m. Ollie Jones

“Seventy-Six Trombones”     w.m. Meredith Willson

“She Was Only Seventeen”     w.m. Marty Robbins

“Shiralee”     w.m. Tommy Steele

“Short Fat Fanny”     Larry Williams

“Silhouettes”     w.m. Frank Slay & Bob Crewe

“Something’s Coming”     w. Stephen Sondheim m. Leonard Bernstein

“Somewhere”     w. Stephen Sondheim m. Leonard Bernstein, Introduced by Reri Grist in the musical West Side Story

“The Song Of Raintree County”     w. Paul Francis Webster & Raymond Egan m. Richard Whiting

“The Story Of My Life”     w. Hal David m. Burt Bacharach

“The Stroll”     w.m. Nancy Lee & Clyde Otis

“Tammy”     w. Jay Livingston m. Ray Evans. Introduced by Debbie Reynolds in the film Tammy and the Bachelor

“Teddy Bear”     w.m. Kal Mann & Bernie Lowe. Introduced by Elvis Presley in the film Loving You

“Tele Vee Shun”     Stan Freberg

“Ten Minutes Ago”     w. Oscar Hammerstein II m. Richard Rodgers

“That’ll Be The Day”     w.m. Buddy Holly, Norman Petty & Jerry Allison

“Till”     w.m. Carl Sigman, Charles Sananes & Pierre Buisson

“Till There Was You”     w.m. Meredith Willson. Introduced by Robert Preston and Barbara Cook in the musical The Music Man

“Tonight”     w. Stephen Sondheim & Leonard Bernstein m. Leonard Bernstein

“Tonite, Tonite”     W. Nobles

“Treat Me Nice”     w.m. Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller

“Trouble (In River City)”     w.m. Meredith Willson. Introduced by Robert Preston in the musical The Music Man.

“The Twelfth Of Never”     adapt. (folk song) w. Paul Francis Webster m. Jerry Livingston

“Twenty-Six Miles”     w.m. Bruce Bell & Glen Larson

“A Very Special Love”     w.m. Robert Allen

“Wake Up Little Susie”     w.m. Felice & Boudleaux Bryant

“Walking Along”     Sam Weiss, Winston Willis

“White Silver Sands”     w.m. Charles G. Matthews & Gladys Reinhardt

“A White Sport Coat”     w.m. Marty Robbins

“Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On”     w.m. Dave Williams & Sunny David

“Whole Lotta Woman”     w.m. Marvin Rainwater

“Why Baby Why”     w.m. Luther Dixon & Larry Harrison

“Why Don’t They Understand?”     Jack Fishman, Joe Henderson

“Wild Is The Wind”     w. Ned Washington m. Dimitri Tiomkin

“Wind In The Willows”     Wecht, Singer, Singer

“Witchcraft”     w. Carolyn Leigh m. Cy Coleman

“Wonderful! Wonderful!”     w. Ben Raleigh m. Sherman Edwards

“Yellow Bird”     w.m. Alan Bergman, Marilyn Keith & Norman Luboff

“Yes Tonight, Josephine”     w.m. Winfield Scott & Dorothy Goodman

“You Need Hands”     w.m. Roy Irwin

“You Send Me”     w.m. L. C. Cooke

Classical music

Aaron Copland – Orchestral Variations

Pierre Gabaye – Boutade

Lszl Lajtha – Symphony No. 7, Revolution (A tribute to the Hungarian Revolution in 1956 against the Soviet suppression)

Walter Piston – Viola Concerto

Hilding Rosenberg – String Quartets nos. 8 – 12

Edmund Rubbra – Seventh Symphony

Roger Sessions – Symphony No. 3

Dmitri Shostakovich – Symphony No. 11 G minor, Op. 103 “The Year 1905”

Elie Siegmeister – Symphony No. 3

Karlheinz Stockhausen Gruppen for three orchestras (195557)

Toru Takemitsu – Requiem

Mieczysaw Weinberg – Symphony no. 4

Malcolm Williamson

A Vision of Beasts and Gods, song-cycle for high voice & piano

Santiago de Espada, overture for orchestra

Symphony No. 1 – Elevamini, for orchestra


Samuel Barber – Vanessa

John Eaton – Ma Barker

Bohuslav Martin – The Greek Passion

Douglas Moore – Gallantry

Ildebrando Pizzetti – Assassinio nella Cattedrale

Francis Poulenc – Dialogues of the Carmelites (Dialogues des Carmelites)

Heitor Villa-Lobos – Daughter of the Clouds

Musical theater

Bells Are Ringing     London production

Brigadoon (Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe) Broadway revival

Damn Yankees (Richard Adler and Jerry Ross) London production

Harmony Close London production opened at the Lyric, Hammersmith on April 17.

The Music Man (Meredith Willson) opened at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway on December 19, 1957 and ran for 1375 performances.

New Girl In Town Broadway production

West Side Story (Leonard Bernstein) Broadway production

Zuleika London production, Saville Theatre

Musical films

Funny Face

Les Girls starring Gene Kelly, Mitzi Gaynor and Kay Kendall

Loving You released July 9 starring Elvis Presley.

The Pajama Game starring Doris Day and John Raitt

Pal Joey starring Frank Sinatra, Rita Hayworth and Kim Novak

Silk Stockings, featuring Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse


January 4 – Patty Loveless

January 23 – Earl Falconer, UB40

January 27 – Janick Gers, Iron Maiden

February 2 – Tony Butler, Big Country

February 19 – Falco, classical and rock musician

February 27 – Adrian Smith, musician, Iron Maiden

February 28

Phil Gould, drummer, Level 42

Cindy Wilson, The B-52’s

March 12 – Marlon Jackson, The Jackson 5

March 21 – John Whitfield, conductor

March 26 – Paul Morley, music journalist

April 12 – Vince Gill

April 16, Michael Quarles – Classical and Rock Musician

May 2 – Markus Stockhausen, trumpeter and composer

May 10 – Sid Vicious, punk musician

May 18 – Michael Cretu, musician

May 27 – Siouxsie Sioux, Siouxsie and the Banshees

June 11 – Jamaaladeen Tacuma

June 17 – Phil Chevron, The Pogues

June 22 – Gary Beers, INXS

June 26 – Patty Smyth

July 3 – Laura Branigan

July 3 – Peter Breiner, composer

July 30 – Christopher Miller, known as Rat Scabies, drummer

August 18 – Ron Strykert, Men at Work

August 21 – Budgie, Siouxsie and the Banshees

August 31 – Glenn Tilbrook, Squeeze

August 31 – Gina Schock, The Go-Go’s

September 1 – Gloria Estefan, singer

September 1 – Jon Moss, London, Culture Club

September 22 – Johnette Napolitano, Concrete Blonde

September 22 – Nick Cave

October 5 – Lee Thompson, Madness

October 7 – Michael W. Smith

October 19 – Karl Wallinger, World Party

October 21 – Steve Lukather, Toto

October 21 – Julian Cope, singer

October 3 – Kelly Marie, singer

October 28 – Stephen Morris, New Order

November 1 – Lyle Lovett

November 5 – Mike Score, A Flock of Seagulls

November 8 – Porl Thompson, The Cure

November 24 – Chris Hayes, Huey Lewis and the News

December 6 – Bob Drake, avant-garde musician

December 9

Donny Osmond, singer

Steve Taylor, singer, record producer

December 10 – Paul Hardcastle

December 12 – Sheila E.

December 20

Billy Bragg, singer, songwriter

Anita Baker, singer

Anna Vissi, singer

December 22 – Tsai Chin, singer

December 25 – Shane MacGowan, The Pogues

date unknown

Charles Roland Berry, composer

Poly Styrene, punk musician


January – Gertie Gitana, music hall entertainer

January 16 – Arturo Toscanini, conductor

January 18 – George Girard, jazz trumpeter

February 7 – Rudolph Rti, pianist, composer and musicologist

February 16 – Jzef Hofmann, pianist and composer

March 8 – Othmar Schoeck, composer

March 13 – Lena Ashwell, Forces entertainer

March 24 – Carson Robison, country music singer and songwriter

April 15 – Pedro Infante, actor and singer

May 2 – Tadeusz Kassern, composer (b. 1904) (suicide)

May 9 – Ezio Pinza, Italian singer and actor

June 5 – Frances Densmore, ethnomusicologist (b. 1867)

June 6 – Kulyash Baiseitova, opera singer

June 12 – Jimmy Dorsey, big band leader

July 7 – Hiski Salomaa, folk singer and songwriter

July 9 – Alexander Goedicke, pianist and composer

July 16 – Serge Chaloff, saxophonist

August 28 – Erik Tuxen, conductor, composer and arranger

September 1 – Dennis Brain, horn virtuoso (in unexplained car accident)

September 11 – Petar Stojanovi, violinist and composer

September 20 – Jean Sibelius, composer

October 14 – Natanael Berg, composer

October 20 – Jack Buchanan, Scottish singer, dancer, actor and director

October 23 – Abe Lyman, US bandleader, composer and drummer

November 4 – Joseph Canteloube, composer

November 20 – Beniamino Gigli, operatic tenor

November 29 – Erich Wolfgang Korngold, composer

December 19 – Abolhasan Saba, instrumentalist

December 20 – Walter Page, jazz musician

December 21 – Eric Coates, composer

date unknown

“Klondike Kate” Rockwell, vaudeville performer

Ivan Zorman, poet and composer


Eurovision Song Contest

Eurovision Song Contest 1957

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