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1957 - Buddy Holly Made the World Fall in Love with Peggy Sue

It was a huge year for Rock 'n' Roll, and many new artists hit the charts and became household names with teenagers and adults.  Buddy Holly (Charles Hardin Holley) took the nation by storm with four hits that became Top 500 Songs of All-Time:  "Peggy Sue", "Everyday", "That'll Be the Day", and "Not Fade Away".  Holley (note the change in spelling was due to an error in his contract, so his name became Holly without the "e") died just two years later in a plane crash.  The Chantels, The Coasters, The Del-Vikings, Bo Diddley, and The Everly Brothers topped the charts with songs about love.  Jerry Lee Lewis ("The Killer") had "A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and Elvis had the entire country "All Shook Up".  Antoine "Fats" Domino hit the charts big time with "Blueberry Hill"!  Little Richard took the country by storm with "The Girl Can't Help It"!  What a huge year for rock and roll.  With names like these, how could we not be blown away with a new genre of music?

Interesting Fact:  Barry Gordy, Jr., started the Motown label in 1957, and we know what that meant for music lovers!

The Rolling Stone named 500 of the greatest songs of all time.  19 songs made the cut in 1957!

128        Rock and Roll Music - Chuck Berry
195        Maybe - The Chantels
414        Young Blood - The Coasters
115        You Send Me - Sam Cooke
441        Come Go With Me - The Del-Vikings
132        Who Do You Love? - Bo Diddley
207        Bye Bye Love - The Everly Brothers
311        Wake Up Little Susie - The Everly Brothers
194        Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly
236        Everyday - Buddy Holly
39         That'll Be The Day - Buddy Holly
107        Not Fade Away - Buddy Holly
96          Great Balls of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
61          Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis
352        All Shook Up - Elvis Presley
67          Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley
413        The Girl Can't Help It - Little Richard
442        Keep a Knockin' - Little Richard
359        Got My Mojo Working - Muddy Waters

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