1961 in British music

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1960s in music in the UK
Number-one singles
Number-one albums
Best-selling singles
Best-selling albums
Summaries and charts
1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
1959 1970
Top 10 singles
1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964
1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
1959 1970

This is a summary of 1961 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year.

Summary[edit]

Popular music in the UK was still dominated by American acts. Skiffle and traditional jazz were still popular.[1]

Events[edit]

The Official UK Singles Chart[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. ^ John Covach "What's That Sound?". Accessed 17 February 2013
  2. ^ Rees, Dafydd; Lazell, Barry; Osborne, Roger (1995). Forty Years of "NME" Charts (2nd ed.). Pan Macmillan. p. 99. ISBN 0-7522-0829-2. 
  3. ^ Reading Eagle newspaper - Heart Attack Brings Death To Myra Hess
  4. ^ "Classical Composers Database:Alan Rawsthorne". Retrieved May 15, 2009. 
  5. ^ Boyd, Malcolm (1996). Grace Williams. University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-1372-8.