On This Day

Events in Music in September 1960

  • Sep 2 William Walton's 2nd Symphony, premieres
  • Sep 12 "Vintage '60" opens at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Sep 17 "Vintage '60" closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 8 performances

Music ReleaseThe Twist Dance Craze

Sep 19 Chubby Checker's "The Twist" hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
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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
  • Sep 28 "My Heart Has a Mind of Its Own" by Connie Francis hits #1
  • Sep 29 "Tell Laura I Love Her" by Ricky Valance peaks at #1 in UK
  • Sep 29 "lrma La Douce" opens at Plymouth Theater NYC for 527 performances