1960 in music

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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 1960.

Events

Bands formed

Albums released

Biggest hit singles

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 United States 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 United States 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 United States 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 United States 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 United States 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 record

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

Published popular music

Other notable songs

Classical music

Premieres

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

Compositions

Opera

Musical theater

Musical films

Births

Deaths

Awards

Grammy Awards

Eurovision Song Contest

Pulitzer Prize for Music

References

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  10. Centro Studi Luciano Berio
  11. Centro Studi Luciano Berio
  12. Elliott Carter: A Guide to Research
  13. Henry Cowell official website
  14. Disgogs
  15. New Music Box
  16. New York Philharmonic Archives
  17. Universal Edition
  18. Ligeti's Stylistic Crisis: Transformation in His Musical Style, 1974-1985
  19. IRCAM
  20. IRCAM
  21. Rhode Island Chamber Music Concerts
  22. Boosey & Hawkes
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  25. Stravinsky, the Composer and His Works
  26. Hyperion Records
  27. Melodiya