The Sixties in Pictures, Videos, Sounds and Music
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
Top Albums of 1964
1. HELLO, DOLLY! Original Cast RCA Victor
2. IN THE WIND Peter, Paul & Mary Warner Bros.
3. HONEY IN THE HORN Al Hirt RCA Victor
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
Best New Artist of 1964: The Beatles
Best Vocal Performance, Female: People - Barbra Streisand
Best Rhythm and Blues Recording: How Glad I Am - Nancy Wilson (Capitol)
Best Original Jazz Composition: The Cat - Lalo Schifrin, Composer
Best Album Cover: People - Robert Cato, art director; Don Bronstein, photographer
The Tony's (Musicals) 1964
Musical: Hello, Dolly!
Actor—Musical: Bert Lahr, Foxy
Top Ten Songs of 1964
Music News 1964
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.
The 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
The Girl From Ipanema - Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto wins Grammy for album of the year.
Country & Western 1964
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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