December 1957 in Music

Events in Music


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Dec 1 Sam Cooke, Buddy Holly and the Crickets debut on Ed Sullivan Show

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan
  • 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

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Dec 20 Elvis Presley receives his draft notice to join the US Army for National Service

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Dec 26 Roger Sessions' 3rd Symphony premieres in London
  • Dec 29 Singers Steve Lawrence & Eydie Gorme wed in Las Vegas

Birthdays in Music

  • Dec 8 Phil Collen, English heavy-metal guitarist (Def Leppard - Love Bites), born in London, England
  • Dec 9 Donny Osmond, singer (Osmond Brothers, Donnie & Marie), born in Ogden, Utah
  • Dec 10 Paul Hardcastle, British composer and musician (Don't Waste My Time, Just for Money), born in London, United Kingdom
  • Dec 12 Cy Curnin, English rock vocalist (Fixx-Sign of Fire), born in Wimbledon, England
  • Dec 12 Sheila E.[scovedo], American singer, drummer and percussionist (Krush Grove, Holly Rock), born in Oakland, California
  • Dec 13 Morris Day, American singer (The Time), born in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Dec 15 Tim Reynolds, German guitarist (Dave Matthews Band), born in Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Dec 18 John Webster, Canadian rocker (Red Rider)
  • Dec 19 Doug Johnson, rock keyboardist (Loverboy-Get Lucky)
  • Dec 20 Billy Bragg, English rocker (It Says Here, Ideology), born in Barking, Essex
  • Dec 20 Mike Watt, US bassist (Rockband Firehose), born in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Dec 20 Anna Vissi, Greek-Cypriot singer, born in Pyla, Cyprus
  • Dec 22 Richard "Ricky" Ross, Scottish rock vocalist (Deacon Blue), born in Dundee, Scotland
  • Dec 23 Dan Bigras, Canadian singer, born in Montreal, Canada
  • Dec 24 Ian Burden, English musician (Human League-Only Human), born in Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
  • Dec 24 Diane Tell, Quebec singer, born in Qu├ębec City, Canada
  • Dec 25 Jan Rot, Dutch composer/writer (Wrong Nights)
  • Dec 25 Shane MacGowan, punk rock musician (Pogues-Red Roses For Me), born in Pembury, Kent

Weddings in Music


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Dec 12 Jerry Lee Lewis weds his cousin Myra Gale Brown, 13, while still married to his 1st wife Jane Mitcham

Country Singer Jerry Lee Lewis
Country Singer
Jerry Lee Lewis
  • Dec 29 "Steve and Eydie" singer duo Steve Lawrence (22) weds Eydie Gorme (29) at the home of Beldon Katleman in Las Vegas

Deaths in Music

  • Dec 12 Robert Frank Kurka, composer, dies at 35
  • Dec 21 Eric Coates, English viola palyer and composer, dies at 71
  • Dec 26 Artur Malawski, Polish composer, dies at 53