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The Coasters perform Searchin' on US TV's Dick Clark Show.
That'll Be The Day by The Crickets (including Buddy Holly) reaches No1 in the Billboard Singles Chart in the USA. Holly's career will inspire Weezer to release their song Buddy Holly in 1994 on Holly's birthday.
Teen crooner Paul Anka reaches No1 in the Billboard R'n'B Best Sellers in Stores Chart in the USA, with his debut single, Diana. (1957)
A white mob forces nine black students, The Little Rock Nine, who have entered Central High School, Little Rock, Arkansas, USA, to leave the premises. The nine will not be able to attend the school until two days later, when 1,000 US paratroopers are required to protect them from segregationist whites. Jazzman Charles Mingus will be compose his song Fables Of Faubus about the state governor, Orval E. Faubus, who handled the situation so badly, and a song, The Little Rock Nine, will be written in support of the students. Another song, State Of Arkansas (My Name Is Terry Roberts), best-known in a version by Pete Seeger, focuses its attention on the story of one member of the Little Rock Nine.
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US trade magazine Billboard reviews Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley with the words, 'Another sock platter by the phenomenal artist. 'Rock' is a vigourous rocker and is the title tune from Presley's forthcoming flick.'
When the package tour The Biggest Show Of Stars for 1957, featuring Buddy Holly and The Crickets, Paul Anka, The Everly Brothers, Chuck Berry, The Bobbettes, The Drifters, Frankie Lymon And The Teenagers, LaVern Baker, Jimmy Bowen, Sam 'The Man' Taylor and Clyde McPhatter plays in Columbus, Georgia, USA, the white acts are unable to perform because of local segregation laws.