September 1957 in Music

Events in Music

  • Sep 9 "Diana" by Paul Anka reaches #1
  • Sep 10 "Mask & Gown" opens at John Golden Theater NYC for 39 performances

Music release#1 in the Charts

Sep 23 "That'll Be Day" by Buddy Holly & Crickets reaches #1

Singer-songwriter Buddy Holly
Singer-songwriter
Buddy Holly

Music releaseMusic Single

Sep 24 "Jailhouse Rock" single released by Elvis Presley (Billboard Song of the Year 1957)

Singer & Cultural Icon Elvis Presley
Singer & Cultural Icon
Elvis Presley
  • Sep 26 Bernstein & Sondheim's musical "West Side Story" premieres at the Winter Garden Theater in NYC
  • Sep 28 "Honeycomb," by Jimmie F. Rodgers hits #1
  • Sep 29 Buddy Holly & Crickets released 2nd single "Oh Boy!"/"Not Fade Away"

Birthdays in Music


Person of interestGloria Estefan

Sep 1 Gloria Estefan [Fajardo], Cuban-American singer (Miami Sound Machine-Conga), born in Havana, Cuba

  • Sep 2 Steve Porcaro, rock keyboards/vocalist (Toto-Roseanna, Africa), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 6 Joe Smyth, American country singer (Betty's Bein' Bad), born in Portland, Maine
  • Sep 6 Paul Harrhy, actor and opera singer (Intelligence Park), born in South Wales (d. 1996)
  • Sep 7 Margot Chapman, American singer (Starland Vocal Band - Afternoon Delight), born in Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Sep 9 Pierre-Laurent Aimard, French pianist
  • Sep 10 Siobhan Fahey, rocker (Bananarama-Venus, Shakespear's Sister), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Sep 10 Carol Decker, UK singer (T'Pau-Heart & Soul)
  • Sep 11 Jon Moss, English rock drummer (Culture Club-Do You Really Want to Hurt Me), born in Wandsworth, South London
  • Sep 12 Hans Zimmer, German film score composer (The Lion King), born in Frankfurt
  • Sep 13 Vinny Appice, American rock drummer (Black Sabbath), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Sep 20 Alannah Currie, rock xylophone/vocalist (Thompson Twins), born in Auckland, New Zealand
  • Sep 22 Johnette Napolitano, rocker (Concrete Blonde)

Person of interestNick Cave

Sep 22 Nick Cave, Australian singer-songwriter (Bad Seeds-Murder Ballads), born in Warracknabeal, Victoria

Singer/Songwriter Nick Cave
Singer/Songwriter
Nick Cave
  • Sep 22 Pete Jones, English rocker (Public Image Ltd.), born in Watford
  • Sep 23 Kumar Sanu, Indian playback singer
  • Sep 29 Mari Wilson, British singer
  • Sep 29 Sokratis Malamas, Greek singer and composer

Weddings in Music


HeartWedding of Interest

Sep 15 Country music legend Patsy Cline (25) weds linotype operator Charles Dick (23) in Winchester, England

Country Music Singer Patsy Cline
Country Music Singer
Patsy Cline

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 1 Dennis Brain, English musician (b. 1921)
  • Sep 9 Ettore Pozzoli, composer, dies at 84
  • Sep 11 Petar Stojanovic, Serbian composer, dies at 80
  • Sep 20 Jean Julius Christian Sibelius, Fin composer (Finlandia), dies at 91
  • Sep 28 Luis Cluzeau-Mortet, composer, dies at 67