Events in Music in 1957

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Jan 6 Elvis Presley makes his 7th & final appearance on Ed Sullivan Show

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley

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Jan 10 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in the Det Tigers, even though he owns part of Pittsburgh Pirates

Singer and Actor Bing Crosby
Singer and Actor
Bing Crosby
  • Jan 16 Cavern Club opens on Matthews Street in Liverpool, England, home of The Beatles' 1st appearance
  • Jan 26 Bernanos & Poulenc's opera "Dialogue des Carmelites" premieres
  • Jan 28 "Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar)
  • Feb 2 "Candide" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 73 performances
  • Feb 23 "Mr Wonderful" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 383 performances

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Feb 25 Buddy Holly & Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
  • Mar 1 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" opens at Winter Garden NYC for 123 performances
  • Mar 3 Ice Dance Championship at Colorado Springs won by Markham & Jones (GRB)
  • Mar 3 2nd Eurovision Song Contest: Corry Brokken for Netherlands wins singing "Net als toen" in Frankfurt
  • Mar 8 1st performance of David Diamond's 6th Symphony in Boston
  • Mar 30 1st performance of Walter Piston's 4th Symphony
  • Apr 4 Heitor Villa-Lobos' 10th Symphony, premieres in Paris

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Apr 9 Howard Hanson's "Song of Democracy" premieres in Washington, D.C.

Composer and Conductor Howard Hanson
Composer and Conductor
Howard Hanson
  • Apr 13 "Shinbone Alley" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 49 performances
  • May 4 Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" 1st prime-time network rock show
  • May 14 "New Girl in Town" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 432 performances
  • May 14 Bob Merrill's musical "New Girl in Town" premieres in NYC
  • May 25 "Shinbone Alley" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 49 performances
  • May 27 Toronto's CHUM-AM, (1050 kHz) becomes Canada's first radio station to broadcast only top 40 Rock n' Roll music format.
  • Jun 15 "Ziegfeld Follies of 1957" closes at Winter Garden NYC after 123 perf

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Jul 6 John Lennon (16) & Paul McCartney (15) meet for 1st time as Lennon's rock group Quarrymen perform at a church dinner

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

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Jul 28 Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance (Steve Allen Show)

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer Steve Allen
TV Personality, Comedian and Composer
Steve Allen
  • Aug 11 Paul Hindemith's opera "Harmonie der Welt" premieres in Munich
  • Aug 20 "Simply Heavenly" opens at Playhouse Theater NYC for 62 performances
  • Sep 9 "Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1
  • Sep 10 "Mask & Gown" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 performances
  • Sep 23 "That'll Be Day" by Buddy Holly & Crickets reaches #1
  • Sep 26 Bernstein & Sondheim's musical "West Side Story" premieres at the Winter Garden Theater in NYC
  • Sep 28 "Honeycomb," by Jimmie Rodgers hits #1
  • Sep 29 Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"
  • Oct 12 "Mask & Gown" closes at John Golden Theater NYC after 39 performances
  • Oct 12 "Simply Heavenly" closes at Playhouse Theater NYC after 62 performances
  • Oct 14 Everly Brothers' "Wake Up Little Susie" reaches #1
  • Oct 17 "Copper & Brass" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 36 performances
  • Oct 19 "Damn Yankees" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 1,022 performances
  • Oct 21 Jailhouse Rock starring Elvis Presley opens
  • Oct 30 Dmitri Sjostakovitch's 11th Symphony premieres in Moscow
  • Oct 31 "Jamaica" opens at Imperial Theater NYC for 558 performances
  • Nov 6 "Rumple" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 45 performances
  • Nov 16 "Copper & Brass" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 36 performances
  • Nov 20 Morton Wishengrad's "Rope Dancers" premieres in NYC

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Nov 22 Miles Davis Quintet debuts a jazz concert at Carnegie Hall in NY

Jazz Musician Miles Davis
Jazz Musician
Miles Davis
  • Nov 30 "Happy Hunting" closes at Majestic Theater NYC after 413 performances
  • Dec 1 Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly and the Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show
  • Dec 2 Sam Cooke's single "You Send Me" reaches #1
  • Dec 14 "Most Happy Fella" closes at Imperial Theater NYC after 678 performances
  • Dec 14 "Rumple" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 45 performances

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Dec 17 The last episode of The Nat King Cole Show airs on NBC due to lack of national sponsorship

Musician Nat King Cole
Musician
Nat King Cole
  • Dec 19 "Music Man" opens at Majestic Theater NYC for 1375 performances
  • Dec 20 Elvis Presley given draft notice to join US Army for National Service
  • Dec 26 Roger Sessions' 3rd Symphony premieres in London
  • Dec 29 Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas