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Song of the Year 1957

 

That'll Be the Day

 

Billboard Top 40 of 1957

 

Don't Forbid Me - Pat Boone
Young Love - Tab Hunter
Butterfly - Andy Williams
All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
Love Letters In The Sand - Pat Boone
Teddy Bear - Elvis Presley
Tammy - Debbie Reynolds
Honeycomb - Jimmie Rodgers
Wake Up Little Susie -     The Everly Brothers
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
You Send Me - Sam Cooke
April Love - Pat Boone
Diana - Paul Anka
Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
At the Hop - Danny & The Juniors

 

 

Billboard Top Albums of 1957

 

1. MY FAIR LADY Original Cast
2. HYMNS Tennessee Ernie Ford
3. OKLAHOMA! Soundtrack
4. AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS Soundtrack
5. THE KING AND I Soundtrack

 

 

The Grammy's 1957

 

 

 

The Tony's (Musicals) 1957

 

Outstanding Musical: My Fair Lady
Outstanding Musical Actor: Rex Harrison, My Fair Lady
Outstanding Musical Actress: Judy Holliday, Bells are Ringing
Outstanding Supporting or Featured Musical Actor: Sydney Chaplin, Bells Are Ringing
Outstanding Supporting or Featured Musical Actress: Edie Adams, Li'l Abner
Outstanding Director: Moss Hart, My Fair Lady
Outstanding Choreographer: Michael Kidd, Li'l Abner



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Music News 1957

 

Elvis Presley given draft notice to join U.S. Army for National Service


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


Buddy Holly and Crickets record "That'll Be the Day"


Alan Freed hosts "Rock n' Roll Show" 1st prime-time network rock show


Jerry Lee Lewis makes his 1st TV appearance, Steve Allen Show


Simon and Garfunkel appear on "American Bandstand" as "Tom and Jerry"

 

When Nat King Cole's television show is unable to get a sponsor, Frankie Laine becomes the first artist to cross TV's color line. Becoming the first white artist to appear as a guest, foregoing his usual salary of $10,000.00 as Cole's sustainer show only paid scale. Other top performers followed suit, including Mel Tormé and Tony Bennett, but despite an increase in ratings, the show still fails to pick up a national sponsor.

 

Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera) from 1956's Alfred Hitchcock suspense film, The Man Who Knew Too Much,  wins the Academy Award for Best Song. Sung by Doris Day in the film, it proved to be one of her biggest hit records as well.

 

Elvis Presley purchases a mansion in Memphis, Tennessee and calls it Graceland.

 

Popular 1957

 

Rhythm & Blues 1957

 

Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis
That'll Be The Day - Crickets
Bye Bye Love - Everly Brothers
School Day - Chuck Berry
Rock And Roll Music - Chuck Berry
Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
Lucille - Little Richard
Rocking Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie Flu - Huey Smith & the Clowns

 

Country & Western 1957

 

Folk Music 1957

 

Jazz 1957

 

Rock & Roll 1957

  

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