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List of years in music (table)

This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1962.

Contents

EventsEdit

Bands formedEdit

Albums releasedEdit

Biggest hit singlesEdit

The following singles achieved the highest chart positions in 1962.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 Elvis Presley Return to Sender 1962   UK 1 – Nov 1962, Canada 1 – Oct 1962, Norway 1 – Dec 1962, Éire 1 – Dec 1962, Peel list 1 of 1961, US BB 2 – Oct 1962, RYM 6 of 1962, US BB 8 of 1962, POP 8 of 1962, US CashBox 10 of 1963, Germany 15 – Jan 1963, DDD 27 of 1962, Scrobulate 83 of rock & roll, Acclaimed 2154
2 Ray Charles I Can't Stop Loving You 1962   UK 1 – Jun 1962, US BB 1 – May 1962, Canada 1 – May 1962, Australia 1 for 1 weeks Dec 1961, Norway 4 – Jul 1962, US CashBox 6 of 1962, DDD 6 of 1962, Germany 8 – Sep 1962, South Africa 11 of 1962, RYM 16 of 1962, US BB 30 of 1962, POP 30 of 1962, Italy 75 of 1963, Scrobulate 80 of r & b, Rolling Stone 161, Acclaimed 507
3 The Tornados Telstar 1962   UK 1 – Aug 1962, US BB 1 – Nov 1962, Canada 1 – Nov 1962, Éire 1 – Nov 1962, South Africa 1 of 1962, RYM 2 of 1962, Norway 3 – Oct 1962, US CashBox 5 of 1963, Germany 6 – Jan 1963, Australia 8 of 1962, DDD 62 of 1962, Germany 224 of the 1960s, Acclaimed 739
4 Elvis Presley Can't Help Falling in Love 1962   UK 1 – Feb 1962, Australia 1 for 4 weeks Aug 1961, US BB 2 – Dec 1961, US BB 4 of 1962, Canada 4 – Nov 1961, POP 4 of 1962, Australia 5 of 1962, South Africa 5 of 1962, RYM 11 of 1961, DDD 12 of 1961, US CashBox 28 of 1962, Party 33 of 2007, Scrobulate 64 of oldies, Italy 75 of 1962, Rolling Stone 394, WXPN 441, Acclaimed 1361
5 Elvis Presley Good Luck Charm 1962   UK 1 – May 1962, US BB 1 – Mar 1962, Canada 1 – Mar 1962, Norway 1 – Apr 1962, Australia 1 for 3 weeks Oct 1961, Germany 6 – May 1962, US BB 10 of 1962, South Africa 13 of 1962, POP 17 of 1962, RYM 33 of 1962, US CashBox 42 of 1962, DDD 80 of 1962, Germany 203 of the 1960s

Singles releasedEdit

Published popular musicEdit

Other notable songsEdit

Classical musicEdit

PremieresEdit

Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Cage, John 27′ 10.554” for a percussionist 1962-02-02   Munich Rockstroh[9]
Stockhausen, Karlheinz Momente, first version 1962-05-21   Cologne (WDR, Musik der Zeit) Arroyo, WDR Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Aloys Kontarsky, Alfons Kontarsky, Stockhausen.[10]

CompositionsEdit

OperaEdit

JazzEdit

Musical theatreEdit

Musical filmsEdit

BirthsEdit

DeathsEdit

AwardsEdit

Eurovision Song ContestEdit

Grammy AwardsEdit

Ivor Novello AwardsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Everett, Walter (2001). The Beatles as Musicians: The Quarry Men through Rubber Soul. Oxford University Press. p. 100. ISBN 978-0-19-514105-4. 
  2. ^ a b c Spitz, Bob (2005). The Beatles: The Biography. New York: Little, Brown. ISBN 978-0-316-80352-6. 
  3. ^ Liner notes to the Rafael Kubelik/Nicolai Gedda/Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau DG recording.
  4. ^ Sounes, Howard (2001). Down The Highway: The Life Of Bob Dylan. Grove Press. ISBN 0-8021-1686-8. 
  5. ^ Marqusee, Mike (2005). Wicked Messenger: Bob Dylan and the 1960s. Seven Stories Press. pp. 64ff. ISBN 1-58322-686-9. 
  6. ^ Shelton, Robert (2003). No Direction Home: The Life and Music of Bob Dylan. Da Capo Press. p. 152. ISBN 0-306-81287-8. 
  7. ^ Morin, Alexander J. Classical Music: The Listener's Companion. San Francisco: Backbeat Books. p. 237. ISBN 0-87930-638-6. 
  8. ^ Penguin Pocket On This Day. Penguin Reference Library. 2006. ISBN 0-14-102715-0. 
  9. ^ "10000 Things – Notes". MicroFest Records. Retrieved 2016-04-09. 
  10. ^ Michael Kurtz, Stockhausen: A Biography, translated by Richard Toop (London and Boston: Faber and Faber, 1992): 252. ISBN 0-571-14323-7 (cloth); ISBN 978-0-571-17146-0 (pbk).
  11. ^ "Tony Osborne: Composer and arranger who worked with Shirley Bassey, Judy Garland and Eartha Kitt". The Independent. Retrieved 2016-04-09.