On This Day

Events in Music in July 1960

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 1 Benjamin Britten's cantate "Carmen Baseliense" premieres in Basel

  • Jul 2 "Once Upon a Mattress" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 460 performances

Music ReleaseThe Twist Dance Craze

Jul 15 Chubby Checker releases his version of "The Twist" in the US (date approximate)

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Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
Young people in Berlin taking part in the Twist dance craze, 1964
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