1964 in music

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This is a list of notable events in music that took place in the year 1964.

Events[edit]

The Beatles arrive in the USA to great acclaim in 1964

Bands formed[edit]

Albums released[edit]

January[edit]

DayAlbumArtistNotes
13The Times They Are a-Changin'Bob Dylan-
17The Rolling Stones (EP)The Rolling Stones-
20Meet The Beatles!The BeatlesUS
-Anyone Who Had a HeartDionne Warwick-
Folk SingerMuddy Waters-
A Lettermen Kind of LoveThe Lettermen-
Etta James Rocks the HouseEtta JamesLive
Living a LieAl Martino-
Stay with The HolliesThe HolliesDebut
Tender Is The NightJohnny Mathis-
The Ventures in SpaceThe Ventures-

February[edit]

DayAlbumArtistNotes
7Born to WanderThe Four Seasons-
-In Love Again!Peggy Lee-
The Many Moods of TonyTony Bennett-
Pure Dynamite! Live at the RoyalJames BrownLive
Sammy Davis, Jr. Salutes the Stars of the London PalladiumSammy Davis, Jr.-
The Third AlbumBarbra Streisand-
Tom JonesJohn AddisonSoundtrack to 1963 film

March[edit]

DayAlbumArtistNotes
1Ain't That Good NewsSam Cooke-
2Shut Down Volume 2The Beach Boys-
18Brown SugarFreddie Roach-
-Dawn (Go Away) and 11 Other Great SongsThe Four Seasons-
Getz/GilbertoStan Getz and João Gilberto-
Glad All OverThe Dave Clark Five-
The Italian Voice of Al MartinoAl Martino-
The Never Ending ImpressionsThe Impressions-
Quincy Jones Explores the Music of Henry ManciniQuincy Jones-
The Shelter of Your ArmsSammy Davis, Jr.-
Sinatra Sings Days of Wine and Roses, Moon River, and Other Academy Award WinnersFrank Sinatra-
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Jimmy Smith-

April[edit]

DayAlbumArtistNotes
1When I'm Alone I CryMarvin Gaye-
2Kissin' CousinsElvis PresleySoundtrack
10The Beatles' Second AlbumThe BeatlesUS
15TogetherMarvin Gaye and Mary Wells-
16The Rolling StonesThe Rolling Stones-
17A Girl Called DustyDusty Springfield-
20When Lights Are LowTony Bennett-
-America, I Hear You SingingFrank Sinatra with Bing Crosby and Fred Waring-
Funny GirlBarbra StreisandOriginal Broadway Cast
I'll Search My Heart and Other Great HitsJohnny Mathis-
A Session with the Dave Clark FiveThe Dave Clark FiveUK

May[edit]

DayAlbumArtistNotes
18By RequestBrenda Lee-
-BewitchedJack Jones-
Dance with The ShadowsThe Shadows-
The Dave Clark Five Return!The Dave Clark FiveUS
I Walk the LineJohnny Cash-
The Lettermen Look at LoveThe Lettermen-
Mary Wells Sings My GuyMary Wells-
Stay & Other Great HitsThe Four Seasons-
Today, Tomorrow, ForeverNancy Wilson-
Viva Las VegasElvis PresleySoundtrack EP

June[edit]

DayAlbumArtistNotes
19Long Tall SallyThe BeatlesEP
23Stevie at the BeachStevie Wonder-
-Back in TownThe Kingston TrioLive
Don't Let the Sun Catch You CryingGerry & the PacemakersUS
The Fabulous VenturesThe Ventures-
I Love You More and More Every Day/Tears and RosesAl Martino-
Robin and the 7 HoodsFrank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and Sammy Davis, Jr.Soundtrack
Stay Awhile/I Only Want to Be with YouDusty Springfield-
A World Without LovePeter and Gordon-

July[edit]

DayAlbumArtistNotes
1More of Roy Orbison's Greatest HitsRoy OrbisonCompilation
10A Hard Day's NightThe BeatlesSoundtrack
13All Summer LongThe Beach Boys-
-I Don't Want to Be Hurt AnymoreNat King Cole-
Hello, Dolly!Ella Fitzgerald-
The Judy Collins ConcertJudy CollinsLive
Keep on PushingThe Impressions-
Looking For LoveConnie Francis-
Rag DollThe Four Seasons-
Wonderful LifeCliff Richard and The ShadowsSoundtrack
The Wonderful World of Make BelieveJohnny Mathis-

August[edit]

DayAlbumArtistNotes
8Another Side of Bob DylanBob Dylan-
14Five by FiveThe Rolling StonesEP
31Where Did Our Love GoThe Supremes-
Make Way for Dionne WarwickDionne Warwick-
-American TourThe Dave Clark FiveUS
Dream With DeanDean Martin-
In EuropeMiles Davis-
It Might as Well Be SwingFrank Sinatra with Count Basie-
Two Great GuitarsBo Diddley and Chuck Berry-
Where Love Has GoneJack Jones-
Walk, Don't Run, Vol. 2The Ventures-

September[edit]

DayAlbumArtistNotes
11The Five Faces of Manfred MannManfred Mann-
14The Doris Day Christmas AlbumDoris DayChristmas
-The AnimalsThe AnimalsUS version
Ballads, Blues and BoastersHarry Belafonte-
The CatJimmy Smith-
In the Name of LovePeggy Lee-
PeopleBarbra Streisand-
This Is LoveJohnny Mathis-

October[edit]

DayAlbumArtistNotes
1DustyDusty SpringfieldUS
Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American IndianJohnny Cash-
Early OrbisonRoy OrbisonCompilation
2The KinksThe Kinks-
16A Bit of LiverpoolThe SupremesBritish Invasion tribute LP
1712 X 5The Rolling Stones-
19Beach Boys ConcertThe Beach BoysLive
Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M.Simon & Garfunkel-
With a Smile and a SongDoris Day-
20RoustaboutElvis PresleySoundtrack
-The AnimalsThe AnimalsUK version
The Door Is Still Open to My HeartDean Martin-
Gerry & the Pacemakers Second AlbumGerry & the PacemakersUS
Joan Baez/5Joan Baez-
Oscar Peterson Trio + OneThe Oscar Peterson trio with Clark Terry-

November[edit]

DayAlbumArtistNotes
9The Beach Boys' Christmas AlbumThe Beach BoysChristmas
12Hello BroadwayMarvin Gaye-
16Who Can I Turn To?Tony Bennett-
-In The Hollies StyleThe Hollies-
The Jack Jones Christmas AlbumJack JonesChristmas
A Merry ChristmasAl MartinoChristmas
A New Kind of Connie...Connie Francis-
St. Louis to LiverpoolChuck Berry-
Softly, as I Leave YouFrank Sinatra-
12 Songs of ChristmasBing Crosby with Frank SinatraChristmas

December[edit]

DayAlbumArtistNotes
3Beatles for SaleThe Beatles-
4Five Live YardbirdsThe YardbirdsLive
7The Kingston Trio (Nick Bob John)The Kingston Trio-
15Beatles '65The BeatlesUS
-Coast to CoastThe Dave Clark FiveUS
Verlaine et RimbaudLéo FerréFrance

Release Date Unknown[edit]

Biggest hit singles[edit]

The following singles achieved the highest chart positions in 1964.

#ArtistTitleYearCountryChart Entries
1The BeatlesI Want to Hold Your Hand1964United KingdomUK 1 – Dec 1963, US BB 1 – Jan 1964, US CashBox 1 of 1964, Canada 1 – Jan 1964, Norway 1 – Jan 1964, Germany 1 – Feb 1964, Australia 1 for 5 weeks Jul 1963, Australia 2 of 1963, RYM 2 of 1964, DDD 4 of 1963, South Africa 6 of 1963, US BB 7 of 1964, Global 7 (10 M sold) – 1963, POP 7 of 1964, Rolling Stone 16, RIAA 28, Scrobulate 29 of oldies, Acclaimed 30, Germany 40 of the 1960s, WXPN 350
2Roy OrbisonOh, Pretty Woman1964United StatesUK 1 – Sep 1964, US BB 1 – Sep 1964, Canada 1 – Aug 1964, Norway 1 – Oct 1964, Germany 1 – Jan 1965, Éire 1 – Oct 1964, Netherlands 3 – Jan 1965, US CashBox 4 of 1964, DDD 8 of 1964, RYM 13 of 1964, South Africa 15 of 1964, 16 in 2FM list, US BB 17 of 1964, POP 17 of 1964, Australia 20 of 1964, RIAA 43, OzNet 62, Germany 64 of the 1960s, Acclaimed 77, Europe 83 of the 1960s, Party 147 of 2007, Rolling Stone 222, Belgium 234 of all time, WXPN 655
3The AnimalsHouse of the Rising Sun1964United KingdomUK 1 – Jun 1964, US BB 1 – Aug 1964, Canada 1 – Aug 1964, Australia 1 for 5 weeks Apr 1964, France 4 – Oct 1972, DDD 4 of 1964, RYM 5 of 1964, Netherlands 3 1964, Poland 6 – Oct 1982, Europe 7 of the 1960s, Germany 9 – Jan 1965, US BB 38 of 1964, POP 38 of 1964, US CashBox 53 of 1964, Acclaimed 55, Italy 66 of 1965, Scrobulate 80 of oldies, 89 in 2FM list, Rolling Stone 122, Belgium 124 of all time, TheQ 227, RIAA 240, OzNet 275, Germany 296 of the 1960s
4The BeatlesA Hard Day's Night1964United KingdomUK 1 – Jul 1964, US BB 1 – Jul 1964, Canada 1 – Jul 1964, Norway 1 – Aug 1964, Éire 1 – Aug 1964, Australia 1 for 4 weeks Mar 1964, Germany 2 – Sep 1964, Australia 3 of 1964, RYM 6 of 1964, DDD 11 of 1964, South Africa 14 of 1964, US CashBox 18 of 1964, Scrobulate 39 of oldies, Europe 96 of the 1960s, Rolling Stone 153, Germany 254 of the 1960s, Acclaimed 411, OzNet 815
5The BeatlesI Feel Fine1964United KingdomUK 1 – Dec 1964, US BB 1 – Dec 1964, Canada 1 – Nov 1964, Netherlands 1 – Jan 1965, Norway 1 – Dec 1964, Éire 1 – Dec 1964, Australia 1 for 6 weeks Jul 1964, Germany 3 – Jan 1965, Australia 8 of 1964, RYM 8 of 1964, DDD 9 of 1964, US CashBox 19 of 1965, Scrobulate 40 of oldies, Germany 207 of the 1960s

Other significant singles[edit]

Published popular music[edit]

Other notable songs[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

See also[edit]

Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1964, 1963 in music, other events of 1964, 1965 in music and the list of 'years in music'