On This Day

January 1957 in Music History

Events in Music

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Jan 1 Benjamin Britten's ballet "Prince & the Pauper," premieres in London

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

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
TV Host Ed Sullivan
TV Host
Ed Sullivan

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Jan 10 Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick rules Bing Crosby can keep token stock in Detroit 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 23 Wham-O Company produces the 1st Frisbee disc (originally called the "Pluto Platter" until 1958)
  • Jan 26 Francis Poulenc's opera "Dialogue des Carmelites" premieres at La Scala, in Milan

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Jan 28 "Tonight! America After Dark" premieres, with Jack Lescoulie & Al (Jazzbo) Collins on NBC (between Steve Allen & Jack Paar)

Comedian and TV Host Jack Paar
Comedian and TV Host
Jack Paar

Birthdays in Music

  • Jan 4 Patty Loveless [Ramey], singer (Blue Side of Town), born in Pikeville, Kentucky
  • Jan 5 Vincent Calloway, American trumpet player (Midnight Star - "No Parking On The Dance Floor"; "Operator"), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Jan 8 Nacho Duato, Spanish classical dancer & choreographer, born in Valencia, Spain
  • Jan 9 Phil Lewis, English rock vocalist (L.A. Guns - "It's Over Now)", born in London, England
  • Jan 13 Don Snow, British session and touring Hammond organ and keyboard player (Squeeze; Van Morrison), born in London, England
  • Jan 14 Steve Jordan, American session and touring drummer (Blues Brothers; The World's Most Dangerous Band; X-pensive Winos; John Mayer Trio; The Rolling Stones), songwriter, and record producer, born in New York City
  • Jan 19 Mickael Virtue, American rock keyboardist (UB40 - "Red Red Wine"), born in Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jan 24 Vladimir "Vlatko" Stefanovski, Macedonian guitarist, born in Prilep
  • Jan 25 Edmund Theodore Sylvers, American singer-songwriter & musician (Sylvers), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • Jan 29 Irlene Mandrell, country singer (Mandrell Sisters), born in Corpus Christi, Texas
  • Jan 29 Jac Bico, Dutch guitarist/singer (Tambourine)

Deaths in Music

  • Jan 9 Mary Carr Moore, American composer, dies at 83
  • Jan 16 Arturo Toscanini, Italian US conductor (NBC), dies in NYC at 89