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Encyclopedia > 1961 in music

See also: 1960 in music, other events of 1961, 1962 in music, 1960s in music and the list of 'years in music' See also: 1959 in music, other events of 1960, 1961 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 14 - Elvis Presley is promoted to Sergeant in the U.S. Army February 6 - Songwriter Jesse Belvin dies in an automobile accident in Los Angeles, California. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... See also: 1961 in music, other events of 1962, 1963 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - The Beatles and Brian Poole and the Tremeloes both audition at Decca Records, a company which has the option of signing one group only. ... 1960 in music Music of Brazil Carimbó begins modernizing and using electric instruments Music of Cambodia Princess Norodom Buppha Devi helps lead a revival of classical Khmer dance forms like apsara. ... This page indexes the individual year in music pages. ...

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Events

January 15 is the 15th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Motown, also known as Tamla-Motown outside the U.S., is a record label founded on December 14, 1959 by Berry Gordy, Jr. ... The Supremes were a very successful Motown all-female singing group active from 1959 until 1977, performing at various times doo-wop, pop, soul, Broadway showtunes, psychedelia, and disco. ... January 20 is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Francis Jean Marcel Poulenc (January 7, 1899 - January 30, 1963) was a French composer. ... February 12 is the 43rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The most familiar incarnation of The Miracles. ... Motown Records, Inc. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is arguably considered one of the finest male vocalists of all time, renowned for his impeccable phrasing and timing. ... A record label is a brand created by companies that specialize in manufacturing, distributing and promoting audio and video recordings, on various formats including compact discs, LPs, DVD-Audio, SACDs, and cassettes. ... Reprise Records was formed in 1960 by Frank Sinatra in order to allow more artistic freedom for his own recordings. ... The Beach Boys are a pop music group formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961, whose popularity has lasted into the twenty-first century. ... Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella (the First Lady of Song), was one of the most important jazz singers of the 20th Century, the winner of thirteen Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Art presented by President Reagan and the Presidential Medal... This article needs copyediting (checking for proper English spelling, grammar, usage, tone, style, and voice). ... Jimi Hendrix at the Royal Albert Hall, 1969 James Marshall Jimi Hendrix (27 November 1942, Seattle, Washington – 18 September 1970, London, England) was an American musician, songwriter and guitarist, widely hailed by fans and music critics as the most influential electric guitarist of all time. ... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The Platters were a very successful doo wop group, formed in 1953. ... Mercury Records was a record label founded in Chicago, Illinois in 1945 by Irving Green, Berle Adams and Arthur Talmadge. ... Tony Williams (December 12, 1945 - February 23, 1997) was an American jazz drummer. ... March 21 is the 80th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (81st in leap years). ... The Beatles were a British rock/pop group from Liverpool, England. ... The Cavern Club, which was opened on January 16, 1957, is a legendary rock and roll club at 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, England, where Brian Epstein was introduced to the Beatles in 1961. ... March 25 is the 84th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (85th in leap years). ... Elvis Aron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977), also known as The King of Rock n Roll or The King, was an American singer, song producer and actor. ... Satellite image of Pearl Harbor. ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... Patsy Cline Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American country music singer. ... Dalida as shown on a French stamp issued in 2001 Dalida (January 17, 1933 - May 3, 1987) was an Egyptian-born singer, of Italian origin, making her career in France. ... Charles Aznavour. ... The Rolling Stones are a British rock group who rose to prominence during the 1960s. ... The Classic 5 lineup of The Temptations, circa 1965. ... The Beach Boys are a pop music group formed in Hawthorne, California in 1961, whose popularity has lasted into the twenty-first century. ... The cover to Gladys Knights 2001 album At Last. ... Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman on 24 May 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, musician and poet. ...

Albums released

All The Way All The Way is a Nationalist and patriotic newspaper. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is arguably considered one of the finest male vocalists of all time, renowned for his impeccable phrasing and timing. ... Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella (the First Lady of Song), was one of the most important jazz singers of the 20th Century, the winner of thirteen Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Art presented by President Reagan and the Presidential Medal... Come Swing With Me is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1961. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is arguably considered one of the finest male vocalists of all time, renowned for his impeccable phrasing and timing. ... Connie Francis MGM LP record, 1961 Connie Francis (December 12, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American singer. ... Gary U.S. Bonds (born June 6, 1939) is an American rock and roll singer. ... Dion DiMucci was born July 18, 1939 in the Bronx, New York, United States. ... Ella in Hollywood is a live 1961 (see 1961 in music) album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, with a trio led by the pianist, Lou Levy. ... Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996), also known as Lady Ella (the First Lady of Song), was one of the most important jazz singers of the 20th Century, the winner of thirteen Grammy Awards, the National Medal of Art presented by President Reagan and the Presidential Medal... Ella Returns to Berlin is a 1961 (see 1961 in music) album by the American jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, with a trio led by the pianist Lou Levy, and also featuring the Oscar Peterson trio. ... Brenda Lee on the cover of her collection, part of The Millennium Collection Brenda Lee, real name Brenda Mae Tarpley (born December 11, 1944), was an American teen idol and country singer from Lithonia, Georgia. ... Explorations is a 1961 (see 1961 in music) album by jazz musician Bill Evans. ... Bill Evans (August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) was one of the most famous jazz pianists of the 20th century, and along with McCoy Tyner and Oscar Peterson was the force behind the biggest shift in the jazz paradigm since Art Tatum and Bud Powell. ... Dalida as shown on a French stamp issued in 2001 Dalida (January 17, 1933 - May 3, 1987) was an Egyptian-born singer, of Italian origin, making her career in France. ... The Kingston Trio is an American folk group. ... I Remember Tommy is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1961. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is arguably considered one of the finest male vocalists of all time, renowned for his impeccable phrasing and timing. ... Joan Baez, Vol. ... Joan Baezs 1975 bestseller Diamonds & Rust. ... Robert Nesta Marley, OM, (February 6, 1945 – May 11, 1981) better known as Bob Marley, was a Jamaican singer, guitarist, songwriter and activist. ... Dalida as shown on a French stamp issued in 2001 Dalida (January 17, 1933 - May 3, 1987) was an Egyptian-born singer, of Italian origin, making her career in France. ... Lonely and Blue is the first music album recorded by Roy Orbison for Monument Records. ... Roy Orbison at his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1987. ... Ring-A-Ding-Ding is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1961. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is arguably considered one of the finest male vocalists of all time, renowned for his impeccable phrasing and timing. ... Roy Orbison At The Rock House is the first album by Roy Orbison. ... Roy Orbison at his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1987. ... Andy Stewart (1933 - 1994) was a Scottish singer and entertainer. ... Sinatra Swings (alternately titled Swing Along With Me) is an album by Frank Sinatra, released in 1961. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is arguably considered one of the finest male vocalists of all time, renowned for his impeccable phrasing and timing. ... Sinatra’s Swingin’ Session!!! is an album by American singer Frank Sinatra, released in 1961. ... Francis Albert Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer who is arguably considered one of the finest male vocalists of all time, renowned for his impeccable phrasing and timing. ... Sunday at the Village Vanguard is a 1961 (see 1961 in music) album by jazz musician Bill Evans. ... Bill Evans (August 16, 1929 – September 15, 1980) was one of the most famous jazz pianists of the 20th century, and along with McCoy Tyner and Oscar Peterson was the force behind the biggest shift in the jazz paradigm since Art Tatum and Bud Powell. ...

Top hits on record

Patsy Cline Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American country music singer. ... Patsy Cline Patsy Cline (September 8, 1932 – March 5, 1963) was an American country music singer. ... Connie Francis MGM LP record, 1961 Connie Francis (December 12, 1938 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American singer. ... Running Scared is a 1961 American song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson and sung by Orbison. ... Roy Orbison at his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1987. ... Crying is a 1961 American song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson and sung by Orbison. ... Roy Orbison at his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1987. ... Gene Francis Alan Pitney is an American singer born on February 17, 1941 in Hartford, Connecticut. ... Gene Francis Alan Pitney is an American singer born on February 17, 1941 in Hartford, Connecticut. ... The Tokens was a United States band. ... Dion DiMucci was born July 18, 1939 in the Bronx, New York, United States. ... Dick Dale (born Richard Mansour on May 4, 1937) was a pioneer of surf rock and one of the most influential guitarists of the early 1960s. ... In the early 1960s, one of the most popular forms of rock and roll was surf rock. ... Bobby Lewis (born February 17, 1933 in Indianapolis, Indiana) is an African-American early rock and roll and R&B singer. ... Del Shannon should not be confused with Dell Shannon, the pseudonym under which Elizabeth Livingston wrote police procedurals for 26 years. ... Dalida as shown on a French stamp issued in 2001 Dalida (January 17, 1933 - May 3, 1987) was an Egyptian-born singer, of Italian origin, making her career in France. ... Dalida as shown on a French stamp issued in 2001 Dalida (January 17, 1933 - May 3, 1987) was an Egyptian-born singer, of Italian origin, making her career in France. ... The Marcels were a doo-wop group known for turning beloved American classical pop songs into rock and roll. ... The Shirelles were an influential American girl group in the early 1960s. ... The Crystals were one of the most successful girl groups of the 1960s. ... The Marvelettes in the early 1960s. ... The Tokens was a United States band. ... Gary U.S. Bonds (born June 6, 1939) is an American rock and roll singer. ... The most familiar incarnation of The Miracles. ... Ricky Nelson Ricky Nelson can also mean Ricky Nelson (wrestler) or Ricky Lee Nelson, baseball player. ... Ricky Nelson Ricky Nelson can also mean Ricky Nelson (wrestler) or Ricky Lee Nelson, baseball player. ... Ben E. King (born Benjamin Earl Nelson in September 28, 1938 in Henderson, North Carolina) is an American soul and pop singer. ... Dion DiMucci was born July 18, 1939 in the Bronx, New York, United States. ... Dick and Dee Dee were well-known American entertainers. ... Claude King (born February 5, 1923 in Keithville, Louisiana near the city of Shreveport) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Claude King (born February 5, 1923 in Keithville, Louisiana near the city of Shreveport) is an American country music singer and songwriter. ... Pat Boone Pat Boone (born June 1, 1934) is a singer whose smooth style made him one of the most popular performers of the 1950s and 1960s. ... These are the Billboard Hot 100 #1 Hits of 1961: See also: 1961 in music, List of Number 1 Hits (USA) Categories: No 1 hits in the United States ...

Published popular music

Richard Adler was born on 23rd August 1923 in New York, NY, USA. He is a lyricist, composer and producer of several Broadway shows. ... The Baby Elephant Walk is a memorable tune written in 1961 by composer Henry Mancini, for the 1962 release of the movie Hatari. ... Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994), was a noted American composer and arranger. ... Hatari! is a 1962 American film directed by Howard Hawks and starring John Wayne. ... This article is about Jimmy Dean, singer, television performer, and sausage entrepreneur. ... Blue Bayou is the title of a 1963 song written by Americans Roy Orbison and Joe Melson and sung by Orbison. ... Joe Melson (born May, 1935), is an American singer and a BMI award winning songwriter. ... Roy Orbison at his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1987. ... Howard Greenfield ( March 15, 1936 – March 4, 1986) is an American songwriter. ... Frank Loesser (June 29, 1910, New York City - July 26, 1969, New York City) was a composer and lyricist. ... How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying was a humorous book by Shepherd Mead. ... Frank Loesser (June 29, 1910, New York City - July 26, 1969, New York City) was a composer and lyricist. ... How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying was a humorous book by Shepherd Mead. ... This article is about the song written by Willie Nelson and famously performed by Patsy Cline. ... Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American guitarist and country singer, originally from Abbott, Texas. ... For the company founded by Disney. ... 101 Dalmatians is a live-action movie produced by Walt Disney Pictures in 1996. ... Crying is a 1961 American song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson and sung by Orbison. ... Joe Melson (born May, 1935), is an American singer and a BMI award winning songwriter. ... Roy Orbison at his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1987. ... Willie Hugh Nelson (born April 30, 1933) is an American guitarist and country singer, originally from Abbott, Texas. ... Frank Loesser (June 29, 1910, New York City - July 26, 1969, New York City) was a composer and lyricist. ... How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying was a humorous book by Shepherd Mead. ... Barry Mann (born Barry Iberman on February 9, 1939 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American songwriter, and part of one of the most prolific songwriting partnerships in the world of rock music. ... Robert B. Sherman (born December 19, 1925) and Richard M. Sherman (born June 12, 1928) are Academy Award-winning American songwriters, who specialize in musical film. ... Robert B. Sherman (born December 19, 1925) and Richard M. Sherman (born June 12, 1928) are Academy Award-winning American songwriters, who specialize in musical film. ... The Parent Trap is the title of a movie by Walt Disney Productions Corporation which was made twice, first in 1961 and a remake made in 1998. ... Love Makes the World Go Round is a popular song It was written by Bob Merrill in 1961 for the musical play External link Song lyric Categories: Song stubs ... Bob (Robert) Merrill (born Henry Lavan May 17, 1921? or ? 1923?- February 17, 1998) was a Jewish-American composer and lyricist. ... Carnival!   was a 1960s Tony-award winning Broadway musical starring Kay Ballard, Jerry Orbach, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Bob Merrill, Henry Lascoe, Richard Chamberlain, and Mel Torme. ... Mister Ed was a popular US television comedy show that aired on CBS from 1961-1966. ... Jay Livingston (March 28, 1915 - October 17, 2001) was a partner in the composing and songwriter duo with Ray Evans, best known for the songs they composed for films. ... Raymond Bernard Ray Evans (born February 14, 1915 in Salamanca, New York) was a partner in the composing and songwriter duo with Jay Livingston, best known for the songs they composed for films. ... This article refers to the song Moon River. For other references, see Moon River (disambiguation). ... Johnny Mercer John Herndon Johnny Mercer (November 18, 1909 - June 25, 1976) was a lyricist and composer. ... Henry Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994), was a noted American composer and arranger. ... Breakfast at Tiffanys is a novella by Truman Capote, published in 1958. ... Bobby Darin in concert. ... Leslie Bricusse (born January 29, 1931) is a British lyricist. ... Noël Coward Sir Noel Peirce Coward (spelling his forename Noël with the diaeresis was an affectation of later life, and Peirce is the correct spelling) (December 16, 1899 – March 26, 1973) was an English actor, playwright, and composer of popular music. ... Sail Away is a 1972 album by Randy Newman. ... Sammy Cahn (June 18, 1913 - January 15, 1993) was a songwriter and musician, playing the piano and violin. ... James Van Heusen (January 26, 1913 - February 7, 1990), often credited as Jimmy Van Heusen, was an American composer. ... Pocketful of Miracles is a 1961 film starring Glenn Ford, Hope Lange and Bette Davis. ... Running Scared is a 1961 American song written by Roy Orbison and Joe Melson and sung by Orbison. ... Joe Melson (born May, 1935), is an American singer and a BMI award winning songwriter. ... Roy Orbison at his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction in 1987. ... Sammy Fain (Samuel Feinberg, June 17, 1902 - December 6, 1989) was an Jewish-American composer of popular music. ... Lyricist Bob Hilliard was born in New York City on January 28, 1918. ... Burt Bacharach (born May 12, 1928 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a Jewish-American pianist and composer. ... Mack David (born July 5, 1912) was an American lyricist and songwriter, best known for his work with movies and television in the 1960s, particularly his work on the Disney films Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland. ... Elmer Bernstein (April 4, 1922 – August 18, 2004) was an American composer best known for his work writing music for film and television. ... Roy Bennett, Zimbabwean farmer and politician Roy Bennett MP is a member of the Zimbabwean National Parliament for the seat of Chimanimani and as a member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). ... Sid Tepper was an American songwriter, best known for his collaborations with Roy C. Bennett, which spanwed several hits for Elvis Presley. ... Noël Coward Sir Noel Peirce Coward (spelling his forename Noël with the diaeresis was an affectation of later life, and Peirce is the correct spelling) (December 16, 1899 – March 26, 1973) was an English actor, playwright, and composer of popular music. ... Sail Away is a 1972 album by Randy Newman. ... Roy Bennett, Zimbabwean farmer and politician Roy Bennett MP is a member of the Zimbabwean National Parliament for the seat of Chimanimani and as a member of the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC). ... Sid Tepper was an American songwriter, best known for his collaborations with Roy C. Bennett, which spanwed several hits for Elvis Presley. ...

Classical music

Samuel Adler (born March 4, 1928) is an American composer and conductor. ... Earle Brown (December 26, 1926 – July 2, 2002) was an American composer born on a mountain top. ... Mario Davidovsky (born March 4, 1934) is an Argentine-American composer. ... Mario Davidovsky (born March 4, 1934) is an Argentine-American composer. ... György Sándor Ligeti (born May 28, 1923) is a Hungarian composer (now living in, and a citizen of, Austria), widely seen as one of the great composers of instrumental music of the 20th century. ... Luigi Nono (29 January 1924 - 8 May 1990) was an Italian composer of contemporary music. ... Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich ▶(?) (Russian: , Dmitrij Dmitrievič Šostakovič) (September 12, 1906 (OS)/September 25, 1906 (NS) – August 9, 1975) was a Russian composer of the Soviet period. ... The Symphony No. ... Edgar (or Edgard) Varèse (December 22, 1883 – November 6, 1965) was a French-born composer, who moved to the United States in 1915, and took American citizenship in 1926. ...

Opera

This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Jean René Désiré Françaix (May 23, 1912 – September 25, 1997) was a French neoclassical composer, pianist, and orchestrator, known for his prolific output and vibrant style. ... Vittorio Giannini (October 19, 1903 – November 28, 1966) was an neoromantic American composer of operas, songs, symphonies, and band works. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Grace Mary Williams (February 19, 1906 - February 10, 1977) was a Welsh composer. ...

Musical theater

Musical theater (or theatre) is a form of theatre combining music, songs, dance, and spoken dialogue. ... Carnival!   was a 1960s Tony-award winning Broadway musical starring Kay Ballard, Jerry Orbach, Anna Maria Alberghetti, Bob Merrill, Henry Lascoe, Richard Chamberlain, and Mel Torme. ... Bob (Robert) Merrill (born Henry Lavan May 17, 1921? or ? 1923?- February 17, 1998) was a Jewish-American composer and lyricist. ... Michael Stewart is also the name of a playwright and librettist and an association football player. ... Broadway theatre is often considered the highest professional form of theatre in the United States. ... The Imperial Theater can also refer to the Imperial Garden Theater in Tokyo, Japan The Imperial Theater was the Schubert brothers fiftieth theater in New York City. ... 13 April is the 103rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (104th in leap years). ... Do Re Mi is a theater musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin. ... The Prince of Wales Theatre is a theatre located on Coventry Street, London. ... October 12 is the 285th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (286th in leap years). ... The Fantasticks original Off Broadway CD cover The Fantasticks is a 1960 musical comedy with music by Harvey Schmidt and lyrics by Tom Jones. ... Mamets A Life in the Theatre starring Joshua Jackson at the Apollo Theatre, February 2005 This article is about the London theatre. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying was a humorous book by Shepherd Mead. ... Frank Loesser (June 29, 1910, New York City - July 26, 1969, New York City) was a composer and lyricist. ... Abe Burrows (1910- 1985) noted author and director for the stage, particularly Broadway. ... Pen name of William Willie Gomberg, born 1916 in Cleveland, Ohio, died 1980 in New York City. ... The Richard Rodgers Theatre was built by Irwin Chanin in 1925. ... October 14 is the 287th day of the year (288th in Leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... October 23 is the 296th day of the year (297th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 69 days remaining. ... Milk And Honey is a posthumous album by John Lennon first released in 1984. ... The Martin Beck Theatre is a notable Broadway theatre in New York. ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... Salad Days is a romantic Shounen Manga created by Shinobu Inokuma, which is a collection of romance stories occuring in a High School/college setting Salad Days is different as compared to other mainstream manga which usually have plotlines relating to super heroes/super heroines, adventures or in contrary, mushy... Julian Penkivil Slade (born London, May 28, 1930) is an English writer of musical theatre best-known for the show Salad Days, which became the UKs longest-running show of the 1950s, and Trelawny. ... Sail Away is a 1972 album by Randy Newman. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in Leap years). ... The Sentimental Bloke (1919) is an Australian silent film based on the 1915 Australian poem The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke by C.J. Dennis. ... C. J. Dennis (1876-1938) was an Australian poet famous for his humorous poems, especially The Sentimental Bloke, published in the early 20th century. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... Julie Andrews as Maria, seeks guidance from the Mother Abbess, played by Peggy Wood, in this scene from the 1965 film version. ... (For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein) Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was an American born Jewish writer and producer of musicals for almost forty years. ... Howard Lindsay (March 29, 1888 - February 11, 1968) was a Broadway producer, playwright, librettist, director and actor, best known for his writing work as part of the collaboration of Lindsay and Crouse, and for his performance, with his wife Dorothy Stickney, in the long-running play Life with Father. ... Russel Crouse (1893 - 1966) was a U.S. dramatist and journalist. ... Notable theatres called the Palace Theatre include: Palace Theatre, London Palace Theatre, Westcliff-on-Sea, EssexA real play house with Edwardian splendour. ... George Anthony Newley (b. ... Leslie Bricusse (born January 29, 1931) is a British lyricist. ... The musical Les Misérables transferred to the Queens Theatre in March 2004 after its run at the Palace Theatre The Queens Theatre is a theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End of London, next to the Gielgud Theatre, as whose twin it was designed by W. G... July 20 is the 201st day (202nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 164 days remaining. ... The Vaudeville Theatre is situated on The Strand in the West End of London. ... August 3 is the 215th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (216th in leap years), with 150 days remaining. ...

Musical films

The musical film is a film genre in which several songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative. ... Babes in Toyland is a 1961 musical film, directed by Jack Donohue, produced by Walt Disney, and distributed to theatres by Buena Vista Distribution. ... Flower Drum Song is a Broadway musical with a score by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein, and a book by Hammerstein and Joseph Fields, based on the novel by C.Y. Lee. ... West Side Story is a musical written by Arthur Laurents (book), Leonard Bernstein (music), and Stephen Sondheim (lyrics), and was originally produced, choreographed, and directed by Jerome Robbins. ...

Births

January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Graham McPherson, - born 13 January 1961 - (more widely known as Suggs) is the vocalist of the popular second wave ska band, Madness. ... Album cover of One Step Beyond Madness were a British ska band of the 1980s. ... January 14 is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Mike Tramp born January 14, 1961 was the singer for the metal band White Lion from 1983-1992. ... From left to right: James Lomenzo, Greg DAngelo, Mike Tramp, Vito Bratta. ... January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Gillian Gilbert is a British musician, best known as a founding member of the Manchester, England, bands New Order and The Other Two. ... New Order is an English rock group formed in 1980 by the surviving members of Joy Division following the suicide of singer Ian Curtis. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Band picture Queensrÿche is a progressive metal band formed near Seattle, Washington in 1981. ... January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Lloyd Cole with his old band during a reunion concert in London, october 2004 Lloyd Cole (born January 31, 1961) is an English singer and songwriter, known for his role as lead singer of Lloyd Cole and the Commotions from 1984 to 1989 and for his subsequent solo work. ... February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Vince Neil (born Vincent Neil Wharton, February 8, 1961 in Hollywood, California) is the singer for American Glam Metal band Mötley Crüe. ... Mötley Crüe (pronounced as mott-lay crew) is an American heavy metal/Glam Metal band whose members include Nikki Sixx, Tommy Lee, Mick Mars, and Vince Neil. ... February 10 is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... February 13 is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Henry Rollins Henry Rollins (born February 13, 1961) is an American rock music singer and songwriter; hes also been active as a storyteller, author, actor and poet. ... cEvin Key (cEvin is pronounced like Kevin), is the adopted name of Kevin Crompton (b. ... February 16 is the 47th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Andy Taylor (born 16 February 1961) is a British pop singer who plays guitar in the band Duran Duran. ... At the height of their fame, Duran Duran (The Fab Five) were featured on the cover of the February 1984 issue of Rolling Stone magazine. ... March 2 is the 61st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (62nd in leap years). ... Simone Young (born March 2, 1961 in Sydney) is an Australian conductor, particularly well known for opera. ... March 20 is the 79th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (80th in Leap years). ... Slim Jim Phantom, birth name James McDonnell, was born on March 20, 1961 in Brooklyn, New York. ... Stray Cats was formed by guitarist/vocalist Brian Setzer in the Long Island town of Massapequa, NY, in 1979. ... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... Mark White (born March 17, 1940) is an American politician, lawyer and former governor of Texas. ... ABC were an English pop band of the 1980s, who scored a total of 10 top 40 hit singles between 1981 and 1990. ... 2 April is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 273 days remaining. ... Keren Woodward (born 2 April 1961) is a British pop singer and songwriter for the band Bananarama. ... Bananaramas members on the cover of their 1984 album Bananarama. Bananarama is a British girl group that found worldwide fame with their melodic pop songs. ... April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... Gene Eugene Andrusco (April 6, 1961 - March 20, 2000) was a Canadian born actor, record producer, engineer, composer and musician. ... Adam Again was the name of a rock band, lead by vocalist Gene Eugene, and backed by Riki Michele, Paul Valadez on bass, John Knox on drums, Greg Lawless on guitar, and Dan Michaels on saxophone. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (138th in leap years). ... Enya (born 17 May 1961), birth name Eithne Ní Bhraonáin (sometimes presented in the media as the Anglicized Enya Brennan), is Irelands best-selling solo musician. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... Melissa Etheridge on the cover of her album Breakdown Melissa Lou Etheridge (born May 29, 1961 in Leavenworth, Kansas) is an American rock musician. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... DeBarge DeBarge was an American singing group that specialized in R&B and soul music. ... June 6 is the 157th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (158th in leap years), with 208 days remaining. ... Tom Araya (born as Tomás Araya June 6, 1961 in Valparaíso, Chile) is best known as the vocalist and bassist of the thrash metal band Slayer. ... Slayer is an American thrash metal band, founded in Huntington Park (not Huntington Beach as has often been reported), California in 1982 by Tom Araya (bass guitar, vocals), Kerry King, Jeff Hanneman (guitars) and Dave Lombardo (drums). ... June 14 is the 165th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (166th in leap years), with 200 days remaining. ... Boy George George Alan ODowd (born June 14, 1961), better known as Boy George, is a British singer, musician, and disc jockey who gained a large degree of fame with his group Culture Club in the 1980s. ... Culture Club Culture Club was a popular 1980s pop group, perhaps most noticeable for their gender-bending frontman Boy George. ... June 18 is the 169th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (170th in leap years), with 196 days remaining. ... Alison Moyet (born Genevieve Alison Moyet in 1961), is an English pop singer noted for her bluesy voice, who had a number of hits mostly in the 1980s. ... June 22 is the 173rd day of the year (174th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 192 days remaining. ... Jimmy Somerville Jimmy Somerville (born June 22, 1961) is a Scottish pop singer. ... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Tears for Fears are a British pop band formed in the early 1980s by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, which emerged after the dissolution of their first band the mod influenced Graduate. ... June 26 is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 188 days remaining. ... Terri Nunn (born June 26, 1961 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress and singer. ... Berlin was a new wave band featuring lead singer Terri Nunn. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... Cowboy Junkies are a Canadian country music and alternative rock band, formed by three siblings from the Timmins entertainment family. ... June 29 is the 180th day of the year (181st in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 185 days remaining. ... Greg Hetson, playing guitar at a concert. ... Bad Religion is an influential punk rock band known for poignant, erudite lyrics, and biting social commentary. ... July 2 is the 183rd day of the year (184th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 182 days remaining. ... Paul Geary was once the drummer for the band Extreme. ... See also Extreme value, Extreme sports, Extremophile Extreme was an American funk metal / hair metal / hard rock band which achieved popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... 22 July is the 203rd day (204th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 162 days remaining. ... Keith Sweat (born July 22, 1961 in Harlem, New York), is an American R&B and soul singer. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Soul Music is a Discworld novel by Terry Pratchett, published in 1994. ... July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... Gary Cherone was the lead singer for the hard rock band Extreme. ... See also Extreme value, Extreme sports, Extremophile Extreme was an American funk metal / hair metal / hard rock band which achieved popularity in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... August 2 is the 214th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (215th in leap years), with 151 days remaining. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... Rikki Rockett is best known as the drummer for American hair metal band Poison. ... Poison is an American glam metal band which achieved popular success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ... David Howell Evans (born August 8, 1961, Barking, Essex [now in Greater London], England), byname the Edge, is the guitarist of the Irish rock band U2. ... U2 is an Irish rock band featuring Bono (Paul David Hewson) on vocals and guitar, The Edge (David Howell Evans) on guitar and pianos and vocals, Adam Clayton on bass, and Larry Mullen Jr on drums and vocals. ... August 10 is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... The band INXS, as they were with the late Michael Hutchence The band INXS, with new lead singer J.D. Fortune INXS (pronounced In Excess) is an Australian rock group. ... August 22 is the 234th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (235th in leap years), with 131 days remaining. ... Roland Orzabal was a member of the British band Tears for Fears. ... Tears for Fears are a British pop band formed in the early 1980s by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, which emerged after the dissolution of their first band the mod influenced Graduate. ... August 23 is the 235th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (236th in leap years), with 130 days remaining. ... Dean DeLeo (born August 23, 1961 in New Jersey) is an American guitarist who plays mostly for Stone Temple Pilots. ... Stone Temple Pilots (abbreviated STP) was a popular rock band formed in 1990, after Scott Weiland and Robert DeLeo met at a Black Flag concert in Long Beach, California and discovered that they were dating the same woman. ... September 6 is the 249th day of the year (250th in leap years). ... Paul Waaktaar-Savoy (born September 6, 1961, Oslo) is the guitarist and primary songwriter of the Norwegian pop band a-ha. ... a-ha is a Norwegian New Wave band who were most popular in America during the 1980s, but continued to be globally successful in the 1990s and 2000s. ... September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... Dave Mustaine Dave Mustaine (born September 13, 1961) is a heavy metal guitarist, songwriter, and singer. ... The classic Megadeth logo, circa 1986. ... October 9 is the 282nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (283rd in Leap years). ... October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in Leap years). ... Martin Kemp (born 10 October 1961), brother of Gary Kemp, is a British actor and former pop artist who was a member of the 1980s New Romantic band Spandau Ballet. ... Spandau Ballet was a popular British band in the 1980s. ... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in Leap years). ... // Wynton Marsalis (born October 18, 1961) is an American trumpeter and composer. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 63 days remaining. ... Randy Jackson (born Steven Randall Jackson on October 29, 1961 in Gary, Indiana) is an African-American singer and musician and a member of the Jacksons. ... The cover to the Jackson 5s first LP, Diana Ross Presents the Jackson 5, released on Motown Records in 1969. ... October 31 is the 304th day of the year (305th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 61 days remaining, as the final day of October. ... Larry Mullen Jr. ... U2 is an Irish rock band featuring Bono (Paul David Hewson) on vocals and guitar, The Edge (David Howell Evans) on guitar and pianos and vocals, Adam Clayton on bass, and Larry Mullen Jr on drums and vocals. ... November 2 is the 306th day of the year (307th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 59 days remaining. ... k. ... November 4 is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 57 days remaining. ... Daron Aric Hagen (born November 4, 1961, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is considered to be one of the finest American composers of contemporary classical music and [opera]]. He studied composition at the Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, and privately with Leonard Bernstein. ... November 5 is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 56 days remaining. ... Counting Crows are a rock band that became extremely popular in 1994, following the release of their debut album August and Everything After, which featured the hit song Mr. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... Leif Garrett (born November 8, 1961) is an American singer and actor who for a short time during the 1970s was a teen idol. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Sarah Dallin Sarah Dallin (born 17 December 1961) is a British singer and songwriter from the group Bananarama. ... Bananaramas members on the cover of their 1984 album Bananarama. Bananarama is a British girl group that found worldwide fame with their melodic pop songs. ...

Deaths

January 13 is the 13th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... February 20 is the 51st day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Percy Aldridge Grainger (8 July 1882 – 20 February 1961) was an Australian-born pianist, composer, and champion of the saxophone. ... March 3 is the 62nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (63rd in leap years). ... Paul Wittgenstein (May 11, 1887 – March 3, 1961) was an Austrian-born pianist. ... March 6 is the 65th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (66th in Leap years). ... George Formby (May 26, 1904 - March 6, 1961) was a British singer and comedian who became a major star of both cinema and music hall. ... Music Hall is a form of British theatrical entertainment which reached its peak of popularity between 1850 and 1960. ... Ukulele The ukulele (pronounced , or the Anglicised ), or uke, is a fretted string instrument which is, in its construction, essentially a smaller, four-stringed version of the guitar. ... March 9 is the 68th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (69th in Leap years). ... Wilbur C. Sweatman (Brunswick, Missouri, February 7, 1882 - New York City March 9, 1961) was an African-American ragtime and jazz composer, bandleader, and clarinetist. ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... Clarice Vance (March 14, 1871 - August 24, 1961), The Southern Singer was a popular American vaudeville personality from the late 1800s to about 1917. ...

Awards

Grammy Awards

Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... The 3rd Grammy Awards were held in 1961. ...

Eurovision Song Contest


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