1955 in British music

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1950s in music in the UK
Number-one singles
Number-one albums
Best-selling singles
Best-selling albums
Summaries and charts
1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1954
1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959
1949 1960
Top 10/12 singles
1952, 1953, 1954
1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959
1960

This is a summary of 1955 in music of all genres in the United Kingdom.

Events[edit]

Charts[edit]

Classical music: new works[edit]

Opera[edit]

Film and Incidental music[edit]

Musical theatre[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reed (2008): p. 304
  2. ^ Reed (2008): p. 287
  3. ^ optus net
  4. ^ Kendall, Alan. The Chronicle of Classical Music. Thames & Hudson, 2000: p. 240
  5. ^ The People, 24 July 1955, cited in Mitchell (2004), p. 7
  6. ^ Lucas, John (2008). Thomas Beecham: An Obsession with Music. Woodbridge: Boydell Press. ISBN 978-1-84383-402-1. p. 330
  7. ^ "Eric Coates". Boosey & Hawkes. 
  8. ^ "Cranks". The Guide to Musical Theatre. 2014. Retrieved 26 June 2014. 
  9. ^ Rex Walford, 'Harry Parr Davies', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, 2004. Accessed 21 August 2011

Sources[edit]

  • Mitchell, Donald, Reed, Philip & Cooke, Mervyn (eds) (2004). Letters from a Life: Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten, Vol 3, 1946–1951. London: Faber and Faber. ISBN 057122282X. 
  • Reed, Philip; Cooke, Mervyn; Mitchell, Donald (eds) (2008). Letters from a Life: Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten, Vol 4, 1952–1957. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press. ISBN 9781843833826.