1962 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 1962 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year.

Summary[edit]

Popular music in the UK continued to be dominated by American acts, but a homegrown style of pop music had begun to evolve, led by performers such as Cliff Richard and The Shadows. The Hollies, The Swinging Blue Jeans, The Merseybeats, The Nashville Teens and The Rolling Stones all formed during this year. Novelty records with a British flavour, such as Mike Sarne's "Come Outside", and Anthony Newley's "That Noise", continued to be successful.

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]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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