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Song of the Year 1963

 

Tony Bennett I left my Heart in San Francisco. Duet with Judy Garland

 

Billboard Top 40 of 1963

 

1. Louie Louie - The Kingsmen
2. Up On The Roof - Drifters
3. It's My Party - Leslie Gore
4. Heat Wave - Martha and the Vandellas
5. South Street - Orlons
6. The End Of The World - Skeeter Davis
7. Pride and Joy - Marvin Gaye
8. Surfin U.S.A. - Beach Boys
9. You Can't Sit Down - Dovells
10. Walk Like A Man - Four Seasons
11. My Boyfriend's Back - the Angels
12. Mickey's Monkey - the Miracles
13. Remember Then - Earls
14. Little Duece Coupe - Beach Boys
15. Wildwood Days - Bobby Rydell
16. Another Saturday Night - Sam Cooke
17. Da Doo Ron Ron - Crystals
18. If You Wanna Be Happy - Jimmy Soul
19. Surfer Girl - Beach Boys
20. On Broadway - the Drifters
21. Denise - Randy and the Rainbows
22. Let's Stomp - Bobby Comstock
23. Busted - Ray Charles
24. Be True To Your School - Beach Boys
25. So Much In Love - the Tymes
26. Surf City - Jan and Dean
27. Tell Him - The Exciters
28. Our Day Will Come - Ruby & the Romantics
29. Walking The Dog - Rufus Thomas
30. Be My Baby - Ronettes
31. Monkey Time - Major Lance
32. Then He Kissed Me - Crystals
33. Hey Paula - Paul and Paula
34. Sukiyaki - Kyu Sakamoto
35. He's So Fine - Chiffons
36. You've Really Got A Hold On Me - the Miracle
37. I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March
38. Lazy-Hazy-Crazy Days of Summer - Nat "King" Cole
39. Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
40. The Good Life - Tony Bennett
41. Judy's Turn To Cry - Leslie Gore
42. Blue Bayou - Roy Orbison
43. Sugar Shack - Jimmy Gilmor & The Fireballs



 

Top Albums of 1963

 

1. WEST SIDE STORY Soundtrack Columbia

2. PETER, PAUL & MARY Peter, Paul & Mary Warner Bros.

3. MOVING Peter, Paul & Mary Warner Bros.

4. JOAN BAEZ IN CONCERT Joan Baez Vanguard

5. I LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO Tony Bennett Columbia

 

The Grammy's 1963

 

 

Record of the Year: The Days of Wine and Roses - Henry Mancini


Album of the Year: The Barbra Streisand Album - Barbra Streisand


Song of the Year: The Days of Wine and Roses - Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer, composers


Best New Artist of 1963: Swingle Singers


Best Vocal Performance, Male: Wives and Lovers - Jack Jones


Best Vocal Performance, Female: The Barbra Streisand Album - Barbra Streisand


Best Performance By a Vocal Group: Blowin' in the Wind - Peter, Paul and Mary

 

Best Rock and Roll Recording: Deep Purple - Nino Tempo and April Steven

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Best Rhythm and Blues Recording: Busted - Ray Charles


Best Original Jazz Composition: Gravy Waltz - Steve Allen and Ray Brown, composers

 

Best Country and Western Recording: Detroit City - Bobby Bare


Best Folk Recording: Blowin' in the Wind - Peter, Paul and Mary

 

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Best Album Cover, Other Than Classical: The Barbra Streisand Album - John Berg, art director (Columbia)

 

 

The Tony's (Musicals) 1963

 

zero mostel

 

Musical - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Actor—Musical Zero Mostel, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum


Actress—Musical Vivien Leigh, Tovarich

Authors—Musical Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Director—Musical George Abbott, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

 

 

Top 10 Songs of 1963

 

1964 car radio

 

Music News 1963

 

Country singer Patsy Cline (Virginia Patterson Hensley) is killed in a plane crash in Tennesse along with fellow performers Hawkshaw Hawkins, Cowboy Copas and Cline's manager and pilot Randy Hughes.

 

please please me

 

The Beatles’ debut album, Please Please Me is released in Britian March 1963. It was recorded in one day. It begins with the rocker, I Saw Her Standing There.

 

 

 


In the last week of December - I Want to Hold Your Hand and B-side I Saw Her Standing There sell a million copies in the US. Beatlemania begins.

 

Bob Dylan walked off the Ed Sullivan Show when told he could not perform his anti-segregationist song Talking John Birch Society Blues.

 

 

Rock & Roll 1963

 


 

Louie, Louie is a big hit for The Kingsman. The original was written in 1955 by Richard Berry and released as a single in 1957 with The Pharaohs.

 

 

james brown at the apollo

 

 

 

James Brown at the Apollo. Rated as the 24th greatest album of all time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dion Dimucci and the Belmonts Ruby, Ruby

 

Rhythm & Blues 1963

 

fingertips

 

 

13 year old Little Stevie Wonder has a hit with Fingertips

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jazz 1963

 

charles mingusCharles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is one of the greatest orchestration achievements in jazz history. The first jazz album to rely on overdubbing. Mingus' most brilliant moment.

 

 

Country & Western 1963

 


Bobby Bare
sings his hit Detroit City

 

Folk Music 1963

 

Folk music television show Hootenanny runs one year on ABC.

 

free wheeling bob dylan

 

 

Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

blowing in the wind

 

Peter, Paul and Mary have a big hit with In the Wind. The also have another hit album that year Moving.

 

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