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

List of years in music (table)

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Specific genresEdit

EventsEdit

Albums releasedEdit

Biggest hit singlesEdit

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 recordEdit

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

Published popular musicEdit

Other notable songsEdit

Classical musicEdit

PremieresEdit

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Arnold, Malcolm Symphony No. 4 1960-11-02   London BBC Symphony – Arnold [9]
Barraqué, Jean ... Au delà du hasard 1960-01-26   Théâtre de l'Odéon, Paris Loriod, Semser, Cahn, Codinas, Rostaing, Jazz Groupe de Paris (dir. Hodeir), Domaine MusicalBoulez[10]
Berio, Luciano Circles 1960-08-01   Lenox, MA (Berkshire Festival) Berberian / members of the Boston Symphony [11]
Berio, Luciano Momenti 1960-12-01   Hamburg (electronic sounds on tape) [12]
Carter, Elliott String Quartet No. 2 1960-03-25   New York City Juilliard Quartet [13]
Cowell, Henry Symphony No. 12 1960-03-28   Houston Houston SymphonyStokowski[14]
Farquhar, David Symphony No. 1 1960-08-13   Wellington NZBC SymphonyJohn Hopkins [15]
Foss, Lukas Concerto for Improvising Solo Instruments and Orchestra 1960-07-10   Philadelphia Lukas Foss Ensemble / Philadelphia OrchestraOrmandy [16]
Foss, Lukas Time Cycle 1960-10-20   New York City Addison, Lukas Foss Ensemble / New York PhilharmonicBernstein [17]
Ligeti, György Apparitions 1960-06-19   Cologne (ISCM Festival) NDR SymphonyBour [18][19]
Messiaen, Olivier Chronochromie 1960-10-16   Donaueschingen (Musiktage) SWF SymphonyRosbaud [20]
Penderecki, Krzysztof Anaklasis 1960-10-16   Donaueschingen (Musiktage) SWF SymphonyRosbaud [21]
Shostakovich, Dmitri String Quartet No. 7 1960-05-15   Leningrad Beethoven Quartet [22]
Shostakovich, Dmitri String Quartet No. 8 1960-10-02   Leningrad Beethoven Quartet [23]
Stockhausen, Karlheinz Carré for four orchestras and four choirs 1960-10-28   Hamburg (Planten un Blomen) NDR Symphony Orchestra and ChoirGielen, Kagel, Markowski, Stockhausen.[24]
Stockhausen, Karlheinz Kontakte for piano, percussion, and electronic sounds 1960-06-11   Cologne (ISCM Festival) Tudor, Christoph Caskel [de], four-channel electronic music.[25]
Stravinsky, Igor Movements for Piano and Orchestra 1960-01-10   New York City Weber / (unknown orchestra) – Stravinsky [26]
Walton, William Symphony No.2 1960-11-19   Edinburgh (Festival) Royal Liverpool PhilharmonicPritchard [27]
Weinberg, Mieczyslaw Sinfonietta No. 2 1960-11-19   Moscow Moscow Chamber OrchestraBarshai [28]

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BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

AwardsEdit

Grammy AwardsEdit

Eurovision Song ContestEdit

Pulitzer Prize for MusicEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1960 – Elvis Presley stops off at Prestwick". National Library of Scotland. Retrieved February 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "Tours & Performances". The Official Johnny Gentle Website. 2003. Retrieved April 20, 2014.
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  4. ^ "The day when traditional jazz caused a riot". The Observer. London. July 29, 2012. p. 6 (The New Review).
  5. ^ Hill, Tim (2007). Then There Was Music: The Beatles. London: Daily Mail. p. 13. ISBN 0-9545267-7-5.
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  7. ^ White, John (September 7, 2004). "Ian Lake: Pianist and champion of modern composers". The Independent. London. Retrieved November 21, 2014.
  8. ^ "A dream fulfilled". Indian Express. April 30, 2000. Archived from the original on October 3, 2012. Retrieved February 3, 2009.
  9. ^ Craggs, Stewart R. (January 1, 1998). "Malcolm Arnold: A Bio-bibliography". Greenwood Publishing Group – via Google Books.
  10. ^ Rose-Marie Janzen, "A Biographical Chronology of Jean Barraqué", translated by Adrian Jack, Perspectives of New Music 27, no. 1 (Winter 1989): 234–45.
  11. ^ "Circles – Centro Studi Luciano Berio – Luciano Berio's Official Website".
  12. ^ "Momenti – Centro Studi Luciano Berio – Luciano Berio's Official Website".
  13. ^ Link, John F. (September 2, 2003). "Elliott Carter: A Guide to Research". Routledge – via Google Books.
  14. ^ "Henry Cowell Web Site".
  15. ^ "Lilburn* / Farquhar*, NZBC Symphony Orchestra* – Aotearoa Overture / Third Symphony / Symphony".
  16. ^ "New Music Box" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on May 31, 2015. Retrieved June 24, 2015.
  17. ^ Archives, New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital (October 20, 2016). "New York Philharmonic Program (ID: 1364), 1960 Oct 20, 21, 23".
  18. ^ AG, Universal Edition. "Universal Edition: György Ligeti – Apparitions".
  19. ^ Searby, Michael D. (January 1, 2010). "Ligeti's Stylistic Crisis: Transformation in His Musical Style, 1974–1985". Rowman & Littlefield – via Google Books.
  20. ^ "Chronochromie, Olivier Messiaen".
  21. ^ "Anaklasis, Krzysztof Penderecki".
  22. ^ Rhode Island Chamber Music Concerts
  23. ^ "Dmitri Shostakovich – String Quartet No.8 in C minor".
  24. ^ Michael Kurtz, Stockhausen: A Biography, translated by Richard Toop (London and Boston: Faber and Faber, 1992): 251. ISBN 0-571-14323-7 (cloth); ISBN 978-0-571-17146-0 (pbk).
  25. ^ Michael Kurtz, Stockhausen: A Biography, translated by Richard Toop (London and Boston: Faber and Faber, 1992): 103. ISBN 0-571-14323-7 (cloth); ISBN 978-0-571-17146-0 (pbk).
  26. ^ White, Eric Walter (January 1, 1984). "Stravinsky: The Composer and His Works". University of California Press – via Google Books.
  27. ^ "Symphony No 2 (Walton) – from CDA67794 – Hyperion Records – MP3 and Lossless downloads".
  28. ^ Melodiya