Year 1963 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jan 11 Beatles release single "Please Please Me" / "Ask Me Why"; peaks at #2 in UK, and #3 in US
  • Jan 16 Los Angeles night club and music venue The Whiskey A-Go-Go opens (inducted into Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2006)
  • Feb 16 Beatles top British rock charts with "Please, Please Me"
  • Feb 23 Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at the Vienna State Opera in "La traviata"
  • Mar 22 The Beatles release their 1st album, "Please Please Me"
  • May 10 Decca Records sign The Rolling Stones on advice of Beatle George Harrison [1]
  • Jun 22 "Little" Stevie Wonder aged 13 releases his first single "Fingertips" (first live non-studio recording to go to No. 1 on Billboard)
  • Oct 17 The Beatles record "I Want to Hold Your Hand" at EMI Studios in London
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Music Awards in 1963

  • Mar 23 8th Eurovision Song Contest: Grethe and Jorgen Ingmann for Denmark win singing "Dansevise" in London
  • May 15 5th Grammy Awards: "I Left My Heart In San Francisco"; Robert Goulet win

Musicians Married in 1963

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