1960 in music

1960 in music

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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1960.

Contents

  • Events 1
  • Bands formed 2
  • Albums released 3
  • Biggest hit singles 4
  • Top hits on record 5
  • Published popular music 6
  • Other notable songs 7
  • Classical music 8
  • Opera 9
  • Musical theater 10
  • Musical films 11
  • Births 12
  • Deaths 13
  • Awards 14
    • Grammy Awards 14.1
    • Eurovision Song Contest 14.2
  • References 15

Events

Bands formed

Albums released

Biggest hit singles

The following singles achieved the highest chart positions in 1960.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Elvis Presley It's Now Or Never 1960 UK 1 – Feb 2005, US BB 1 – Jul 1960, Canada 1 – Jul 1960, Norway 1 – Sep 1960, Australia 1 of 1960, Australia 1 for 7 weeks Feb 1960, South Africa 1 of 1960, US CashBox 2 of 1960, Germany 2 – Jan 1961, RYM 2 of 1960, US BB 9 of 1960, POP 9 of 1960, Italy 17 of 1960, DDD 19 of 1960, Germany 35 of the 1960s
2 Elvis Presley Are You Lonesome Tonight? 1960 UK 1 – Jan 1961, US BB 1 – Nov 1960, Canada 1 – Nov 1960, Australia 1 for 8 weeks May 1960, US BB 3 of 1960, Sweden (alt) 3 – Nov 1980, Norway 3 – Jan 1961, POP 3 of 1960, Germany 4 – Feb 1961, RYM 4 of 1960, US CashBox 6 of 1961, Australia 9 of 1960, South Africa 12 of 1960, Netherlands 15 – Jan 1981, Italy 28 of 1961, DDD 29 of 1960, Global 33 (5 M sold) – 1960, Scrobulate 79 of rock & roll, Germany 215 of the 1960s
3 Chubby Checker The Twist 1960 US BB 1 – Aug 1960, US BB 1 of 1960, US CashBox 1 of 1962, Canada 1 – Aug 1960, POP 1 of 1960, UK 5 – Nov 1975, South Africa 7 of 1961, DDD 9 of 1960, RYM 12 of 1960, RIAA 32, Italy 38 of 1962, Party 46 of 2007, Acclaimed 140, Germany 396 of the 1960s, Rolling Stone 451
4 The Drifters Save the Last Dance For Me 1960 US BB 1 – Sep 1960, Canada 1 – Sep 1960, Australia 1 for 3 weeks Apr 1960, UK 2 – Nov 1960, US CashBox 3 of 1960, Norway 3 – Dec 1960, South Africa 9 of 1960, RYM 9 of 1960, DDD 12 of 1960, Australia 13 of 1960, US BB 20 of 1960, POP 20 of 1960, Germany 46 of the 1960s, Rolling Stone 182, Acclaimed 512
5 Johnny Preston Running Bear 1960 UK 1 – Feb 1960, US BB 1 – Dec 1959, Canada 1 – Dec 1959, Australia 1 for 2 weeks Jul 1959, Norway 2 – Mar 1960, South Africa 3 of 1960, US CashBox 10 of 1960, Australia 16 of 1960, US BB 39 of 1960, POP 39 of 1960, DDD 54 of 1959, RYM 73 of 1959

Top hits on record

See also: Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1960 (USA)

Published popular music

Other notable songs

Classical music

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films

Births

Deaths

Awards

Grammy Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

References

  1. ^ McKay, George (2005). "New Orleans jazz, protest (Aldermaston) and carnival (Beaulieu)". Circular Breathing: the Cultural Politics of Jazz in Britain. Durham, NC: Duke University Press.  
  2. ^ "The day when traditional jazz caused a riot".  
  3. ^ Hill, Tim (2007). Then There Was Music: The Beatles. London: Daily Mail. p. 13.  
  4. ^ White, John (2004-09-07). "Ian Lake: Pianist and champion of modern composers".  
  5. ^ "A dream fulfilled". Indian Express. 2000-04-30. Retrieved 2009-02-03.