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Song of the Year 1964



I Want to Hold Your Hand by The Beatles changes everything


Billboard Top 40 of 1964


1. Twist and Shout - Beatles
2. Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
3. I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles
4. I'm Into Something Good - Herman's Hermits
5. Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley
6. I Get Around - Beach Boys
7. Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini
8. My Guy - Mary Wells
9. Fun, Fun, Fun - Beach Boys
10. I Want To Hold Your Hand - Beatles
11. L.O.V.E. - Nat "King" Cole
12. People - Barbra Streisand
13. A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles
14. Dancing In The Street - Martha and the Vandellas
15. I Feel Fine - The Beatles
16. Walk On By - Dionne Warwick
17. Love Me Do - The Beatles
18. Where Did Our Love Go - Supremes
19. Java - Al Hirt
20. She Loves You - Beatles
21. Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison
22. California Sun - Rivieras
23. The Way You Do The Things You Do - Temptations
24. Chapel Of Love - Dixie Cups
25. Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Manfred Mann
27. You Really Got Me - the Kinks
28. Baby Love - Supremes
29. Rag Doll - Four Seasons
30. A Summer Song - Chad & Jeremy
31. Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) - Betty Everette
32. The Best Part of Breakin' Up - The Ronettes
33. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying - Gerry and the Pacemakers
34. Come See About Me - the Supremes
35. Goin' Out Of My Head - Little Anthony and the Imperials
36. Last Kiss - J. Frank Wilson & the Cavaliers
37. Stay - The 4 Seasons
38. You Don't Own Me - Leslie Gore
39. Baby I Need Your Loving - Four Tops
40. She's Not There - The Zombies


Top Albums of 1964


1. HELLO, DOLLY! Original Cast RCA Victor

2. IN THE WIND Peter, Paul & Mary Warner Bros.


4. THE BARBRA STREISAND ALBUM Barbra Streisand Columbia

5. WEST SIDE STORY Soundtrack Columbia


Louis Armstrong Sings Hello Dolly


The Grammy's 1964


Record of the Year: The Girl From Ipanema - Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto

Album of the Year: Getz/Gilberto, Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto

Song of the Year: Hello, Dolly! - Jerry Herman, songwriter

Best New Artist of 1964: The Beatles

Most Promising New Recording Artist: Marilyn Horne

Best Vocal Performance, Male: Hello, Dolly! - Louis Armstrong


Best Vocal Performance, Female: People - Barbra Streisand

Best Performance By a Vocal Group: A Hard Day's Night - The Beatles

Best Rock and Roll Recording: Downtown - Petula Clark

Best Rhythm and Blues Recording: How Glad I Am - Nancy Wilson (Capitol)


Best Original Jazz Composition: The Cat - Lalo Schifrin, Composer

Best Country and Western Single: Dang Me - Roger Miller

Best Country and Western Album: Dang Me/Chug-a-Lug - Roger Miller

Best Folk Recording: We'll Sing in the Sunshine - Gale Garnett


People 1964


Best Album Cover: People - Robert Cato, art director; Don Bronstein, photographer


The Tony's (Musicals) 1964


carol channing 1964


Musical: Hello, Dolly!

Actor—Musical: Bert Lahr, Foxy
Actress—Musical: Carol Channing, Hello, Dolly!
Supporting or Featured Actor—Musical: Jack Cassidy, She Loves Me
Supporting or Featured Actress—Musical: Tessie O'Shea, The Girl Who Came to Supper
Author—Musical: Michael Stewart, Hello, Dolly!
Director—Musical: Gower Champion, Hello, Dolly!


Top Ten Songs of 1964


1964 car radio


Music News 1964



beatles on ed sullivan

The Beatles
appear on The Ed Sullivan Show. With 73 million viewers Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr become the catalyst for the "British Invasion".

Davie Jones and the King Bees debut I Can't Help Thinking About Me but soon disbands. Davie Jones changes his name to David Bowie.



Meeting for the first time at the Hotel Delmonico, in New York, Bob Dylan rolls a joint and passes it to Ringo Starr, who not knowing what to do smokes the whole thing. Dylan went on rolling, The Beatles music got a lot better and the drug culture began.


The Beatles are the first of the British Invasion that dominated American Rock and Roll. The Rolling Stones, The Dave Clark Five, Chad and Jeremy, Herman's Hermits and The Animals to name just a few.



Rock & Roll 1964



The Beatles, I Saw Her Standing There, was the B-Side of I Want to Hold Your Hand which sans the pop and kicks out some good old rock and roll



Ray Davies and brother Dave Davies of The Kinks release their first album with the hit You Really Got Me which has that first smash of sound that later becomes known as Heavy Metal


Rhythm & Blues 1964



Though The Supremes began in 1959 and were signed to Gordon Berry and Motown in 1961 with Florence Ballard, Mary Wilson and Diana Ross, it was not until Where Did Our Love Go, and Baby Love in 1964 that their string of a dozen #1 hits began throughout the Sixties. Their name did not change to Diana Ross and The Supremes until 1967.



rolling stones first albumThe Rolling Stones go on their first U.S. tour with Bobby Goldsboro and Bobby Vee. They release their debut album, The Rolling Stones, purely R&B which becomes the impetus of the many groups who meld the blues into Rock and Roll throughout the decade. The five orginal members were Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones, Charlie Watts and Bill Wyman


Jazz 1964


stan getz



The Girl From Ipanema - Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto wins Grammy for album of the year.







Country & Western 1964


roger miller dang me



Newcomer Roger Miller had two hits with Dang Me and Chug-a-lug and wins the grammy for best Country Western Album



Folk Music 1964



With the song The Times they are a Changing and the album of the same name, Bob Dylan puts music to the growing protest movement of the Sixties. With God on Our Side sure is a simple declaration of why war is.

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