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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1957.

List of years in music (table)
Elvis Presley in 1957 film "Jailhouse Rock".

Contents

Specific locationsEdit

Specific genresEdit

EventsEdit

List of years in music (table)

Bands formedEdit

Albums releasedEdit

Biggest hit singlesEdit

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1957.[3]

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Elvis Presley Jailhouse Rock 1957   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, Netherlands 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
2 Paul Anka Diana 1957   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
3 Elvis Presley All Shook Up 1957   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, Netherlands 33 – Jan 2005, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1957, Europe 78 of the 1950s, Party 179 of 2007, Rolling Stone 352, Acclaimed 835
4 Jerry Lee Lewis Great Balls of Fire 1957   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, Netherlands 27 – Sep 1989, Scrobulate 63 of oldies, RIAA 64, Europe 76 of the 1950s, Acclaimed 86, Rolling Stone 96, Party 242 of 1999
5 Danny & The Juniors At the Hop 1957   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 singlesEdit

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

First week Number of weeks Title Artist
February 9, 1957 3 "Too Much" Elvis Presley
March 2, 1957 4 "Young Love" Tab Hunter
March 30, 1957 1 "Party Doll" Buddy Knox
April 6, 1957 1 "Round and Round" Perry Como
April 13, 1957 8 "All Shook Up" Elvis Presley
June 3, 1957 5 "Love Letters In The Sand" Pat Boone
June 10, 1957 1 "Bernadine" Pat Boone
July 8, 1957 7 "Teddy Bear" Elvis Presley
August 26, 1957 2 "Tammy" Debbie Reynolds
September 9, 1957 1 "Diana" Paul Anka
September 16, 1957 1 "Tammy" Debbie Reynolds
September 23, 1957 1 "That'll Be the Day" The Crickets
September 30, 1957 2 "Honeycomb" Jimmie Rodgers
October 14, 1957 1 "Wake Up Little Susie" The Everly Brothers
October 21, 1957 7 "Jailhouse Rock" Elvis Presley
December 9, 1957 2 "You Send Me" Sam Cooke
December 23, 1957 2 "April Love" Pat Boone

Top hits on recordEdit

 
"That'll Be the Day"

Published popular musicEdit

Classical musicEdit

PremieresEdit

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Arnold, Malcolm Horn Concerto No. 2 1957-07-17   Cheltenham (Festival) Brain / Hallé Orchestra – Arnold[4]
Bainton, Edgar Symphony No. 3 1957-03-25 1   Sydney Sydney SymphonyHeinze[5][6]
Barraqué, Jean Piano Sonata 1957-10-28   Paris 2 Loriod[7]
Berio, Luciano Mutazioni 1957-04-24   Milan Electronic music on tape[8]
Crumb, George Sonata for Solo Cello 1957-03-15   Ann Arbor, MI Doppmann[9]
Davies, Peter Maxwell Clarinet Sonata 1957-07-20   Darmstadt (Ferienkurse) Dobrée, Davies[10]
Hartmann, Karl Amadeus Versuch eines Requiem (Symphony No. 1) 3 1957-06-22   Vienna Rössl-Majdan / Vienna SymphonySanzogno[11]
Henze, Hans Werner Maratona, ballet suite 1957-02-08   Cologne SWF SymphonyRosbaud[12][13]
Ives, Charles From the Salvation Army (String Quartet No. 1) (1900) 1957-04-24   New York City Kohon Quartet [14]
Larsson, Lars-Erik Concertini: No. 4, for Bassoon 1957-12-10   Gothenburg Rönnerbäck / Gothenburg Radio OrchestraStaern[15]
Martinu, Bohuslav Piano Sonata 1957–?-?   Düsseldorf Serkin[16]
Matsudaira, Yoritsune Figures sonores 1957-06-01   Zurich (ISCM Festival) [unknown orchestra] – Schmid[17]
Nono, Luigi Varianti 1957-10-20   Donaueschingen (Musiktage) SWF SymphonyRosbaud[18]
Prokofiev, Sergei Symphony No. 4 (2nd version) (1948) 1957-01-05 4   Moscow USSR State SymphonyGennady Rozhdestvensky [19]
Rubbra, Edmund Symphony No. 7 1957-10-01   Birmingham City of Birmingham SymphonyPanufnik[20][21]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Piano Concerto No. 2 1957-05-10   Moscow M. Shostakovich / USSR State SymphonyAnosov[22]
Shostakovich, Dmitri Symphony No. 11 ("The Year 1905") 1957-10-30   Moscow USSR State SymphonyRakhlin[22]
Simpson, Robert Symphony No. 2 1957-07-16   Cheltenham (Festival) Hallé OrchestraBarbirolli[23]
Stockhausen, Karlheinz Klavierstück XI 1957-04-225   New York (Carl Fischer Hall)[24] Tudor[25]
Stravinsky, Igor Agon 1957-12-01   Los Angeles Robert Craft
Takemitsu, Toru Requiem for Strings 1957-06-20   Tokyo Tokyo PhilharmonicUeda[26]
Tubin, Eduard Double Bass Concerto 1957-03-08   Bogotá Verdaguer / Colombia National SymphonyRoots[27]
Villa-Lobos, Heitor Piano Concerto No. 3 1957-08-24   Theatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro Arnaldo Estrella [pt; ru] / Orquestra Sinfônica Brasileira – Carvalho[28]
Xenakis, Iannis Pithoprakta 1957-03-08   Munich (Musica Viva) Bavarian Radio SymphonyScherchen[29]
  • 1 Posthumous premiere.
  • 2 Recording. The Sonata was performed publicly for the first time in concert on April 1967 by Elisabeth Klein in Copenhagen.[30]
  • 3 Revision of a cantata composed in 1938 and premiered in 1948. Until then Miserae had been Hartmann's Symphony No. 1.
  • 4 Concert premiere. The Symphony had been previously recorded by the BBC Symphony conducted by Adrian Boult in March 1950 for a radio broadcast.
  • 5 In two versions. Unofficial premiere, given at the time without permission, but now acknowledged by the publisher.[31] Originally, the official premiere was given as 28 July 1957, the last day of the Darmstädter Ferienkurse, in the Orangerie at Darmstadt, in two versions played by Paul Jacobs. This is now regarded as the European premiere.

CompositionsEdit

 
Karlheinz Stockhausen lecturing on his Klavierstück XI at Darmstadt in July 1957

OperaEdit

JazzEdit

Musical theaterEdit

Musical filmsEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

AwardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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