The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music
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
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
Song of the Year: The Days of Wine and Roses - Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer, composers
Best Rock and Roll Recording: Deep Purple - Nino Tempo and April Steven
Best Country and Western Recording: Detroit City - Bobby Bare
The Tony's (Musicals) 1963
Musical - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Top 10 Songs of 1963
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.
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.
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. Rated as the 24th greatest album of all time.
Dion Dimucci and the Belmonts Ruby, Ruby
Rhythm & Blues 1963
13 year old Little Stevie Wonder has a hit with Fingertips
Charles 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
Folk Music 1963
Folk music television show Hootenanny runs one year on ABC.
Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan
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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