1964

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Jan

1

  • Top of the Pops premieres on BBC television. The Rolling Stones, the Hollies, the Dave Clark Five and the Swinging Blue Jeans appear in the studio with the Beatles and the Shadows on film

3

  • The Rolling Stones record the first session of six for their self-titled debut album for Decca in London. Mick Jagger (vo, hca, perc) Keith Richards (g, vo) Brian Jones (g, hca, perc, vo) Charlie Watts (d, perc) Bill Wyman (b, vo) Ian Stewart (org, p). The others take place on 4 and 10 Jan, 4, 24 and 25 Feb 1964

4

  • Artie Bernstein (54) dies in Los Angeles
  • Aram Khachaturian’s Concerto-Rhapsody for cello and orchestra premiered in Gorky, Russia

5

  • Delia Derbyshire’s Invention for Radio No. 1: The Dreams premiered on BBC Radio

6

  • The Rolling Stones begin their first headlining tour in Harrow, Essex with the Ronettes, the Swingin’ Blue Jeans and Marty Wilde also on the bill
  • Morton Subotnick’s A Theater Piece after Sonnet no.47 of Petrarch for orchestra premiered in San Francisco

7

  • Cyril Davies (31) dies in London of leukaemia
  • Colin McPhee (63) dies in Los Angeles

8

  • Marvin Gaye marries Anna Gordy in Detroit

9

  • Big Boy Goudie (64) dies in San Francisco
  • Dominick Argento’s opera The Masque of Angels premiered in Minneapolis, MN, lib. John Olon-Scrymgeour
  • David Ruffin makes his first recordings as a member of the Temptations

10

  • Pierre Boulez’s Figures-Doubles-Prismes for orchestra premiered in Strasbourg

11

  • Torstein Aagaard-Nilsen born (Oslo) Norwegian composer, conductor, teacher.

12

  • John Cage’s Variations IV for any number of players producing any sounds by any means premiered in Los Angeles
  • Henry Cowell’s Concerto grosso premiered in Miami Beach, FL

13

  • Chou Wen-Chung’s Cursive for flute and piano premiered in New York

15

  • Osmo Tapio Räihälä born (Suomussalmi, Finland) Finnish composer.
  • Jack Teagarden (58) dies in New Orleans following a heart attack

16

  • The Beatles begin a 18 day residency at the Olympia Music Hall in Paris
  • Jerry Herman & Michael Stewart’s musical Hello, Dolly! opens on Broadway (2844 performances)

17

  • Andy Rourke born (Manchester) English rock bass guitarist. Member of the Smiths from 1982 to 1987.

18

  • The Dave Clark Five have the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with Glad All Over

22

  • Marc Blitzstein (58) dies after being robbed and beaten up in Marseilles

23

  • Peter Mennin’s Symphony No.7 premiered in Cleveland

26

  • Ed Crawford aka ed fROMOHIO born (Stubenville, OH) American rock singer, guitarist, songwriter. Member of fIREHOSE from 1986 to 1994.

29

  • Roddy Frame born (East Kilbride) Scottish rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Founder member of Aztec Camera.

31

  • Jeff Hanneman born (Oakland, CA) American rock guitarist. Member of Slayer from 1981 to 2013. Died 2013

unk

  • Alan Rawsthorne’s Elegiac Rhapsody premiered in London

publications

  • Leonard Cohen’s poetry collection Flowers for Hitler published

releases

  • Bessie Banks – Go Now / It Sounds Like My Baby (Tiger)
  • Sam Cooke – Ain’t That Good News / Basin Street Blues (RCA)
  • Impressions – Talking About My Baby / Never Too Much Love (ABC-Paramount)
  • Major Lance – Um, Um, Um, Um, Um, Um / Sweet Music (Okeh)
  • Manfred Mann – 54321 / Without You (HMV UK)
  • Martha & the Vandellas – Live Wire / Old Love (Gordy)
  • Rivieras – California Sun / H B Goose Step (Riviera). Rock group formed in South Bend, IN in 1962. Marty Fortson (vo, g) Joe Pennell (g) Doug Gean (b) Otto Nuss (org) Paul Dennert (d)
  • The Rolling Stones EP (Decca UK) [Bye Bye Johnny / Money / You Better Move On / Poison Ivy]
  • Searchers – Needles and Pins / Saturday Night Out (Pye UK). Rock group formed in Liverpool in 1959. 1964 line-up: John McNally, Mike Pender (g, vo) Tony Jackson (b) Chris Curtis (d)
  • Temptations – The Way You Do The Things You Do / Just Let Me Know (Gordy)
  • Introducing the Beatles (Vee-Jay) US release consisting mainly of tracks taken from Please Please Me
  • Meet the Beatles (Capitol) US release consisting of nine tracks from With the Beatles, one from Please Please Me and two singles only cuts
  • John Coltrane – Coltrane Live at Birdland (Impulse!) 
  • Miles Davis – Quiet Nights (Columbia)
  • Kenny Dorham – Una Mas (Blue Note)
  • Bob Dylan – The Times They Are a-Changin’ (Columbia)
  • The Even Dozen Jug Band (Elektra)
  • Serge Gainsbourg – Gainsbourg Confidentiel (Philips France)
  • Etta James Rocks the House (Chess) Recorded live at the New Era Club in Nashville, TN in Sep 1963
  • Roland Kirk – Kirk In Copenhagen (Mercury) Recorded live in in Copenhagen in Oct 1963
  • Jackie McLean – One Step Beyond (Blue Note)
  • Otis Redding – Pain In My Heart (Atco)
  • Cecil Taylor – Live at the Cafe Montmartre (Debut) Recorded live in in Copenhagen in Nov 1962
otis

Otis Redding 1941-1967

Feb

1

  • Dwayne Goettel born (Vancouver) Canadian rock keyboard player. Member of Skinny Puppy and Download. Died 1995
  • Bugge Wesseltoft born (Porsgrunn, Norway) Norwegian jazz pianist, composer.
  • The Beatles have the Billboard number one single for the first of seven weeks with I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • The Searchers have the UK number one single for the first of three weeks with Needles And Pins
  • Indiana Governor Matthew E. Welsh claims the Kingsmen’s song Louie, Louie is pornographic and requests it be banned. Publisher Max Firetag offers $1,000 to anyone who can find anything “suggestive” in the song’s lyrics

5

  • Michael Andrew “Duff” McKagan born (Seattle, WA) American rock bass guitarist, writer. Member of Guns ‘n’ Roses from 1985 to 1997, Loaded from 1999 to 2002 and from 2008 and Velvet Revolver from 2002.

7

  • The Beatles arrive at Kennedy Airport, New York for their first trip to the United States
  • Arvo Pärt’s Symphony no.1 premiered in Tallinn
  • Roger Sessions’s Symphony no.5 premiered in Philadelphia

9

  • Willie Bryant (55) dies in Los Angeles following a heart attack
  • The Beatles make their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show and break television ratings records

10

  • Bohuslav Martinů’s opera Alexandre bis premiered in Mannheim, lib. A. Wurmser

11

  • The Beatles play their first US show in Washington, DC

12

  • Willy Schmidt-Gentner (69) dies in Vienna
  • The Beatles play Carnegie Hall in New York
  • Henry Cowell’s Quartet Euphometric for string quartet premiered in New York
  • Gustav Mahler’s Piano Quartet in a premiered in New York

13

  • Yamantaka Eye aka Tetsurō Yamatsuka born (Kobe) Japanese avant-garde and rock singer, composer, artist. Member of the Boredoms from 1986 and Hanatarash from 1984 to 1998.
  • Milton Babbitt’s Philomel for soprano, recorded soprano and synthesized sound premiered in Amherst, MA

14

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Narration: A Description of the Passing of a Year for chorus premiered in London

15

  • The Beatles have the Billboard number one album for the first week of eleven with Meet the Beatles! (1st week of 11)

17

  • Charles Wuorinen’s Chamber Concerto for Cello and Ten Players premiered in New York

18

  • Paul Hanley born (Manchester) English rock drummer. Member of the Fall from 1980 to 1985. Brother of Steve Hanley (b.1959)
  • Decima Moore (92) dies in London

19

  • Jacques Demy’s musical film Les Parapluies de Cherbourg [The Umbrellas of Cherbourg] opens, starring Catherine Deneuve and Nino Castelnuovo. Music by Michel Legrand
  • Dimitri Shostakovich’s From Jewish Folk Poetry op.79a for soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor and piano premiered in St Petersburg

20

  • Iain Ballamy born (Guildford, Surrey) English jazz saxophonist, composer, bandleader. Worked with Food, Loose Tubes, Billy Jenkins, Django Bates, Bill Bruford and others.

21

  • David Diamond’s Sonatina for accordion premiered in New York
  • Pierre Henry’s ballet Variations pour une porte et un soupir [variations for a door and a sigh] premiered in Brussels

23

  • Morton Feldman’s Rabbi Akiba for soprano and chamber ensemble premiered in New York

25

  • Johnny Burke (55) dies in New York in his sleep
  • Eric Dolphy records the album Out to Lunch for Blue Note in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Freddie Hubbard (tp) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Richard Davis (b) Tony Williams (d)

26

  • Siegfried Matthus’s Small Concerto for Orchestra premiered in Dresden

28

  • Daddae aka Philip Harvey born (London) English soul multi-instrumentalist. Worked with Soul II Soul.
  • Thelonious Monk appears on the cover of Time magazine
  • Hilding Rosenberg’s ballet Salome premiered in Stockholm

unk

  • The Detours, formed in 1962 in London, change their name to the Who. Line-up: Roger Daltrey (vo, hca) Pete Townshend (g, vo) John Entwistle (b, vo) Doug Sandom (d)

releases

  • BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Doctor Who / Brenda & Johnny – This Can’t Be Love (Decca UK)
  • Beach Boys – Fun Fun Fun / Why Do Fools Fall In Love? (Capitol)
  • Chuck Berry – Nadine / O Rangutang (Chess)
  • Dave Clark Five – Bits and Pieces / All of the Time (EMI Columbia UK)
  • Betty Everett – The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss) / Hands Off (Vee-Jay)
  • Marvin Gaye – You’re A Wonderful One / When I’m Alone I Cry (Tamla)
  • Hollies – Just One Look / Keep Off That Friend of Mine (Parlophone UK)
  • Jan & Dean – Dead Man’s Curve / The New Girl In School (Liberty)
  • Rolling Stones – Not Fade Away / Little By Little (Decca UK)
  • Ronettes – (The Best Part Of) Breakin’ Up / Big Red (Philles)
  • Art Blakey Quartet – A Jazz Message (Impulse!)
  • Donald Byrd – A New Perspective (Blue Note)
  • Marvin Gaye – When I’m Alone I Cry (Tamla)
  • Johnny Hartman – I Just Dropped By to Say Hello (Impulse!)
  • Holy Modal Rounders (Prestige)
  • Roland Kirk – Kirk in Copenhagen (Mercury)
  • Michel Legrand – Les parapluies de Cherbourg OST (Philips France)
  • Barbara Lewis – Snap Your Fingers (Atlantic)
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie – It’s My Way! (Vanguard)
  • McCoy Tyner – Live At Newport (Impulse!) recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival in Jul 1963
  • Muddy Waters – Folk Singer (Chess)
beatles

The Beatles with Ed Sullivan

Mar

3

  • Chet Baker returns to the US after five years in Europe

6

  • Alan Bush’s opera The Ferryman’s Daughter premiered in Letchworth. Lib. Nancy Bush

7

  • Denyce Graves born (Washington, DC) American mezzo-soprano singer.
  • For the first time ever the UK Top 10 singles are composed entirely of British acts

8

  • Peter Gill born (Liverpool) English pop drummer. Member of Frankie Goes to Hollywood from 1982 to 1987.
  • Renata Borgatti (70) dies in Rome of leukaemia

9

  • Edgar Manas (88) dies in Istanbul

10

  • Neneh Cherry born (Stockholm) Anglo-American R&B singer, rapper, songwriter. Member of Rip, Rig & Panic from 1981 to 1983 and solo artist.
  • (to 31st) Simon & Garfunkel record their debut album Wednesday Morning 3AM for Columbia in New York. On of the first tracks laid down is The Sound of Silence which will be a hit in 1965 after being overdubbed with electric instruments by engineer Tom Wilson

12

  • Benjamin Britten’s Symphony for Cello and Orchestra premiered in Moscow
  • Carl Orff’s opera Ein Sommernachtstraum [A Midsummer Night’s Dream] premiered in Stuttgart, lib. Shakespeare trans. A.W. Schlegel

13

  • The Yardbirds play the Marquee club, London. The show is recorded for the EMI Columbia album Five Live Yardbirds. Keith Relf (vo, hca) Eric Clapton, Chris Dreja (g) Paul Samwell-Smith (b, vo) Jim McCarty (d, vo)

14

  • Billboard Magazine reports that sales of Beatles records make up 60% of the entire singles market

16

  • Alan Freed is charged with tax evasion

18

  • Courtney Pine born (London) English jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, flautist, keyboard player, composer.

19

  • Yoko Kanno born (Miyagi, Japan) Japanese film and games composer, musician.

20

  • Natacha Atlas born (Brussels) Anglo-Belgian-Egyptian electronica, world fusion singer, songwriter. Worked with Transglobal Underground and solo.

21

  • The Beatles have the Billboard number one single for the first of two weeks with She Loves You
  • Judy Collins records The Judy Collins Concert album for Elektra at Town Hall, New York. Judy Collins (vo, g, keys) Chuck Israels (b, cel) Steve Mandell (bjo, g)
  • Billy J Kramer And The Dakotas have the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with Little Children

23

  • John Lennon’s book In His Own Write is published by Jonathan Cape in Britain

25

  • Roger ‘Buzz’ Osborne born (Montesano, WA) American rock guitarist, singer, songwriter. Founder member of the Melvins.

26

  • Isobel Lennart, Jule Styne & Bob Merrill’s musical Funny Girl opens on Broadway (1348 performances)

27

  • The Beatles occupy all top six slots on the Australian singles chart

28

  • The Beatles become the first pop act to have waxwork likenesses displayed at Madame Tussauds in London
  • Pirate radio station Radio Caroline begins broadcasting

29

  • Willem Andriessen (76) dies in Amsterdam

30

  • Tracy Chapman born (Cleveland, OH) American rock and folk singer, songwriter, guitarist.

releases

  • Animals – Baby Let Me Take You Home / Gonna Send You Back to Walker (EMI Columbia UK)
  • Beatles – Can’t Buy Me Love / You Can’t Do That (Parlophone UK)
  • Bobby Bland – Ain’t Nothin’ You Can Do / Honey Child (Duke)
  • Jacques Brel – Mathilde / Jef (Barclay France)
  • Dick Dale – Mr. Eliminator / The Victor (Capitol)
  • Brenda Holloway – Every Little Bit Hurts (Tamla)
  • Howlin’ Wolf – Tail Dragger / Hidden Charms (Chess)
  • Impressions – I’m So Proud / I Made A Mistake (ABC-Paramount)
  • BB King – How Blue Can You Get / Please Accept My Love (ABC-Paramount)
  • Shorty Long – Devil With The Blue Dress / Wind It Up (Soul)
  • Henry Mancini – The Pink Panther Theme / It Had Better Be Tonight (RCA Victor)
  • Martha & The Vandellas – In My Lonely Room / A Tear For The Girl (Gordy)
  • Millie [Small] – My Boy Lollipop / Something’s Gotta Be Done (Fontana UK)
  • Irma Thomas – I Wish Someone Would Care / Breakaway (Imperial)
  • Mary Wells – My Guy / Oh Little Boy (Motown)
  • Cannonball Adderley – Nippon Soul (Riverside)
  • Beach Boys – Shut Down Volume 2 (Capitol)
  • Dave Brubeck – Time Changes (Columbia)
  • Judy Collins #3 (Elektra)
  • Shirley Collins & Davy Graham – Folk Roots, New Routes (Decca UK)
  • Sam Cooke – Ain’t That Good News (RCA Victor)
  • Dick Dale – Mr. Eliminator (Capitol)
  • Booker Ervin – The Freedom Book (Prestige)
  • Bill Evans – How My Heart Sings! (Riverside)
  • Herbie Hancock – Inventions and Dimensions (Blue Note)
  • The Never Ending Impressions (ABC-Paramount)
  • Fred Neil & Vince Martin – Tear Down The Walls (Elektra)
  • Meet The Temptations (Gordy)
impressions

The Impressions

Apr

4

  • The Beatles occupy all five top positions on Billboard‘s Hot 100 (Can’t Buy Me Love which is number one for the first week of five; Twist and Shout; She Loves You; I Want to Hold Your Hand & Please Please Me)
  • The Beatles have the UK number one single for the first of three weeks with Can’t Buy Me Love
  • Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim’s musical Anyone Can Whistle opens on Broadway (9 performances)

5

  • Jerry Lee Lewis plays a show at the Star Club, Hamburg accompanied by the Nashville Teens (Pete Shannon, John Allen (g) Ray Phillips (b) John Hanken (d)). The results are issued as Live at the Star Club, Hamburg in Apr 1965

6

  • Igor Stravinsky’s Elegy for J.F.K. for baritone or mezzosoprano and 3 clarinets premiered in Los Angeles

7

  • Patrick Fitzgerald born (Basel, Switzerland) English rock singer, bass guitarist, songwriter. Founder member of Kitchens of Distinction and Stephen Hero.

8

  • Biz Markie aka Marcel Theo Hall born (New York, NY) American rapper.

10

  • Reni aka Alan Wren born (Manchester) English rock drummer. Member of the Stone Roses from 1984 to 1995 and from 2011.
  • Glenn Gould gives his last public performance in Los Angeles

12

  • Amy Ray born (Decatur, GA) American pop and folk singer, songwriter, guitarist. Member of the Indigo Girls.

13

  • John Addison’s music for Tony Richardson’s film Tom Jones wins the best original score Oscar at the 36th Academy Awards

14

  • Them are formed in Belfast. Van Morrison (vo, ts) Alan Henderson (b) Billy Harrison (g) Ronnie Millings (d) Eric Wrixon (keys)

16

  • Esbjörn Svensson born (Skultuna, Sweden) Swedish jazz pianist, composer. Leader of EST. Died 2008

17

  • Maynard James Keenan born (Ravenna, OH) American rock singer, songwriter. Founder member of Tool and Perfect Circle.

18

  • Mark Berry aka Bez born (Salford) English rock dancer, percussionist. Founder member of Happy Mondays.

19

  • Roger Sessions’ opera Montezuma premiered in Berlin, lib. G.A. Borgese
  • Igor Stravinsky’s Fanfare for a New Theatre for 2 trumpets premiered in New York

24

  • Augusta Read Thomas born (Glen Cove, NY) American composer.

25

  • Andy Bell born (Peterborough) English pop singer, songwriter, DJ. Member of Erasure from 1985.

27

  • The John Coltrane Quartet record the first session of two for the Impulse! album Crescent in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. John Coltrane (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Jimmy Garrison (b) Elvin Jones (d). Also 1 Jun 1964
  • The Rolling Stones perform at the Royal Albert Hall, London for a television special

30

  • Henryk Górecki’s Three Pieces in Old Style for string orchestra premiered in Warsaw

unk

  • Doug Sandom leaves the Who and is replaced by Keith Moon

releases

  • Dixie Cups – Chapel Of Love / Ain’t That Nice (Red Bird). Female vocal trio formed in New Orleans in 1963. Barbara Ann Hawkins, Rosa Lee Hawkins, Joan Marie Johnson (vo)
  • Marvin Gaye & Mary Wells – What’s the Matter With You baby? / Once Upon a Time (Motown)
  • Isley Brothers – Who’s That Lady / My Little Girl (United Artists)
  • Roy Orbison – It’s Over / Indian Wedding (Monument)
  • Elvis Presley – Viva Las Vegas / What’d I Say (RCA Victor)
  • Otis Redding – Security / I Want to Thank You (Volt)
  • The Beatles’ Second Album (Capitol) US release consisting of five tracks from With the Beatles, two from the Long Tall Sally EP, one from A Hard Day’s Night and four from various singles
  • Stan Getz – Reflections (Verve)
  • Stan Getz and Joao Gilberto – Getz / Gilberto (Verve)
  • Grant Green – Idle Moments (Blue Note)
  • Andrew Hill – Black Fire (Blue Note)
  • Grachan Moncur III – Evolution (Blue Note)
  • The Rolling Stones (Decca UK)
  • Raymond Scott – Soothing Sounds for Baby vols 1, 2 & 3 (all Epic)
  • Dusty Springfield – A Girl Called Dusty (Philips UK)
  • Various – The Blues Project (Elektra). Compilation album featuring Dave Ray, Eric Von Schmidt, John Koerner, Geoff Muldaur, Dave Van Ronk, Ian Buchanan, Danny Kalb & Mark Spoelstra
dusty-springfield

Dusty Springfield 1939-1999

May

1

  • Henry Cowell’s oratorio The Creator premiered in De Land, FL, lib. G.R. Derzhavi
  • Richard & Mimi Farina play their first show at the Big Sur Folk Festival, Monterey, CA

2

  • The Beatles have the Billboard number one album for the first of five weeks with The Beatles’ Second Album
  • The Rolling Stones have the UK number one album for the first of twelve weeks with The Rolling Stones

4

  • The Moody Blues are formed in Birmingham. Denny Laine (g, vo) Clint Warwick (b, vo) Ray Thomas (fl, perc, vo) Mike Pinder (keys, vo) Graeme Edge (d, perc)

6

  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Mensura sortis for two pianos premiered in Bremen
  • Harold Morris (74) dies in New York

7

  • Samuel Barber’s Chorale for Ascension Day premiered in Washington, DC

9

  • Kevin Saunderson born (Brooklyn, NY) American electronic musician, producer, DJ. Member of Inner City from 1987 to 1993 and from 1998.
  • Chuck Berry begins his first UK tour in London with Carl Perkins, the Swinging Blue Jeans, the Nashville Teens and the Animals also on the bill
  • The Searchers have the UK number one single for the first week of two with Don’t Throw Your Love Away

10

  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Cantata in honorem Almae Matris Universitatis Iagellonicae premiered in Kraków
  • Alfred Schnittke’s Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano premiered in Moscow

12

  • Wilson Pickett records his first Atlantic Records session in New York
  • The 6th Grammy Awards are held in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York. Henry Mancini wins record of the year for Days of Wine and Roses while Barbra Streisand’s The Barbra Streisand Album is deemed album of the year. Other winners include Benjamin Britten, Bill Evans and Ray Charles

13

  • Mary Wells leaves Motown on her 21st birthday

16

  • Mary Wells has the Billboard number one single for the first of two weeks with My Guy

20

  • Rudy Lewis (27) chokes to death in his sleep in New York
  • George Sidney’s musical film Viva Las Vegas opens starring Elvis Presley and Ann-Margret. Music by George E. Stoll

25

  • Vasily Zolotarev (92) dies in Moscow

26

  • Lenny Kravitz born (New York, NY) American rock singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer.
  • Aaron Copland’s Music for a Great City for orchestra premiered in London

28

  • Marianne Faithfull makes her first recordings for Decca in London. Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones are among the backing musicians

30

  • Tom Morello born (New York, NY) American rock guitarist, songwriter. Founder member of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave.
  • The Beatles have the Billboard number one single for one week with Love Me Do

31

  • Darryl McDaniels aka DMC born (New York, NY) American rapper. Founder member of Run DMC.
  • Zoltan Kodály’s The Music Makers, an Ode for chorus and orchestra premiered in Oxford

releases

  • Beach Boys – I Get Around / Don’t Worry Baby (Capitol)
  • Chuck Berry – No Particular Place To Go / You Two (Chess)
  • Sam Cooke – Good Times / Tennessee Waltz (RCA Victor)
  • Impressions – Keep On Pushing / I Love You (ABC-Paramount)
  • Isley Brothers – Testify parts 1 & 2 (United Artists)
  • Ronettes – Do I Love You? / Bebe and Susu (Philles)
  • Dionne Warwick – Walk On By / Any Old Time Of The Day (Scepter)
  • Yardbirds – I Wish You Would / A Certain Girl (EMI Columbia)
  • Joe Henderson – Our Thing (Blue Note)
  • Phil Ochs – All the News That’s Fit to Sing (Elektra)
  • Freddie Roach – Good Move (Blue Note)
  • Rolling Stones – England’s Newest Hit Makers (London) US release featuring eleven tracks from The Rolling Stones plus Not Fade Away
  • Presenting The Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica (Philles)
Phil Och

Phil Ochs – All the News That’s Fit to Sing (Elektra)

Jun

1

  • The John Coltrane Quartet record the second session of two for the Impulse! album Crescent in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. John Coltrane (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Jimmy Garrison (b) Elvin Jones (d). Also 27 Apr

2

  • The Rolling Stones make their debut US television appearance on the Les Crane Show

3

  • Kerry King born (Los Angeles, CA) American rock guitarist, songwriter. Member of Slayer from 1981.
  • Gian Carlo Menotti’s children’s opera Martin’s Lie premiered in Bristol, lib. Menotti
  • Humphrey Searle’s opera The Photo of the Colonel premiered in Frankfurt. Lib. Searle

4

  • The Beatles begin a 27 date world tour in Copenhagen that also visits the Netherlands, Hong Kong, Australia and New Zealand

5

  • The Rolling Stones start their first US tour at the Swing Auditorium, San Bernardino, CA

6

  • Jay Bentley born (Wichita, KS) American rock bass guitarist, singer. Member of Bad Religion from 1979 to 1982 and from 1986.
  • The Dixie Cups have the Billboard number one single for the first of three weeks with Chapel of Love
  • Thea Musgrave’s The Five Ages of Man for chorus and orchestra premiered in Norwich

7

  • Meade Lux Lewis (55) dies in a car crash in Minneapolis

8

  • Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Quartet for Oboe and String Trio premiered in Helsinki

9

  • Bob Dylan records the album Another Side of Bob Dylan for Columbia in New York in one session

10

  • Louis Gruenberg (79) dies in Los Angeles
  • (& 11th) The Rolling Stones record two sessions at Chess studios in Chicago. Tracks cut include It’s All Over Now & Time Is on My Side

11

  • Eric Dolphy makes his final recordings at a session in Paris. Donald Byrd (tp) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl) Nathan Davis (ts) Jacques Dieval (p) Jacques B. Hess (b) Franco Monzecci (d) Jacky Bambou (cga)
  • Charles Walters’s musical film The Unsinkable Molly Brown opens starring Debbie Reynolds. Music by Meredith Willson
  • Malcolm Williamson’s opera English Eccentrics premiered in Aldeburgh. Lib. Geoffrey Dunn after Edith Sitwell

12

  • Benjamin Britten’s opera Curlew River premiered in Orford, lib. W. Plomer
  • Benjamin Britten’s Nocturnal after John Dowland: Reflections on ‘Come, heavy sleep’ for guitar premiered in Aldeburgh
  • The Zombies make their first recordings for Decca in London. Tracks cut include She’s Not There. Colin Blunstone (vo) Rod Argent (org, vo) Paul Atkinson (g, vo) Chris White (b, vo) Hugh Grundy (d)

14

  • Chou Wen-Chung’s Riding the Wind for wind orchestra premiered in Pittsburgh
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Plus/Minus no.14 for one or several performers premiered in Rome

16

  • Ernst Krenek’s opera Der goldene Bock [The golden goat], lib. Krenek, premiered in Hamburg

23

  • Son House ‘rediscovered’ in Rochester, NY
  • Junior Walker and the All Stars make their first recordings for Soul in Detroit

24

  • Gordon Douglas’s musical film Robin and the 7 Hoods opens starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby and Sammy Davis Jr. Music by Nelson Riddle

27

  • Roy Orbison has the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with It’s Over
  • The Skatalites play their first show in Rae Town, Jamaica

28

  • Steve Williamson born (London) English jazz saxophonist, keyboard player, composer.

29

  • Eric Dolphy (36) falls into a diabetic coma and dies in Berlin

unk

  • Benjamin Frankel’s Symphony No. 3 premiered in Recklinghausen, Germany
  • Malcolm Williamson’s Piano Concerto No.3 premiered in Sydney

releases

  • Animals – House Of The Rising Sun / Talkin’ ‘Bout You (EMI Columbia UK)
  • Beatles – Long Tall Sally EP (Parlophone UK) [Long Tall Sally / I Call Your Name / Slow Down / Matchbox]
  • Drifters – Under The Boardwalk / I Don’t Want To Go On Without You (Atlantic). Recorded the day after Rudy Lewis’s death. 1964 line-up: Johnny Moore, Charlie Thomas, Gene Pearson & Johnny Terry
  • Four Seasons – Rag Doll / Silence Is Golden (Philips)
  • Stan Getz & João Gilberto – The Girl From Ipanema / Blowin’ in the Wind (Verve)
  • Jimmy Hughes – Steal Away / Lolly Pops, Lace & Lipstick (Fame)
  • Jan & Dean – The Little Old Lady From Pasadena / My Mighty GTO (Liberty)
  • Nashville Teens – Tobacco Road / I Like It Like That (Decca UK). Rock group formed in Weybridge in 1962. Disbanded in 1973. 1964 line-up: Ray Phillips (vo) John Hawken (p) Art Sharp (g, vo) Pete Shannon (b) Barrie Jenkins (d) John Allen (g)
  • Pretty Things – Rosalyn / Big Boss Man (Fontana UK). Rock group formed in 1963 in London. 1964 line-up: Phil May (hca, vo) Dick Taylor, Brian Pendleton (g) John Stax (b) Viv Prince (d)
  • Premiers – Farmer John / Duffy’s Blues (Warner). Rock band formed in San Gabriel, CA in 1962. Lawrence Perez, George Delgado (g, vo) John Perez (d, vo) Frank Zuniga (b, vo)
  • Rolling Stones – It’s All Over Now / Good Times Bad Times (Decca UK)
  • Dusty Springfield – Wishin’ and Hopin’ / Do-Re-Mi (Forget About the Do and Think About Me) (Philips UK)
  • Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go? / He Means The World To Me (Motown)
  • Irma Thomas – Time Is on My Side / Anyone Who Knows What Love Is (Will Understand) (Imperial)
  • Valentinos – It’s All Over Now / Tired Of Livin’ In The Country (SAR). Vocal group from Cleveland, OH in 1959. Line-up: Bobby, Cecil, Harry, Friendly Jr. & Curtis Womack
  • Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night (United Artists) US release with seven tracks taken from the original version plus four George Martin arranged instrumentals and one other track
  • Lou Donaldson – Good Gracious! (Blue Note)
  • Grant Green – Am I Blue (Blue Note)
  • Fred McDowell – Mississippi Delta Blues (Arhoolie)
  • Hank Mobley – No Room For Squares (Blue Note)
  • Irma Thomas – Wish Someone Would Care (Imperial)
  • Wailers – Tall Cool One (Imperial)

The Premiers

Jul

1

  • Pierre Monteux (89) dies in Hancock, ME

2

  • (to 5th) The 1964 Newport Jazz Festival takes place with Louis Armstrong, Freddie Hubbard, Mose Allison, Thelonious Monk, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Count Basie, Max Roach, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespie and Sarah Vaughan

4

  • The Beach Boys have the Billboard number one single for the first of two weeks with I Get Around

5

  • Toni Halliday born (London) English rock singer, songwriter. Founder member of Curve and solo artist.
  • Them record their first session for Decca in London. Tracks cut include Don’t Start Crying Now; One Two Brown Eyes & Gloria

6

  • Richard Lester’s film A Hard Day’s Night opens, starring the Beatles

8

  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Three Movements with Fanfares for chamber orchestra premiered in London
  • Alan Rawsthorne’s Symphony No. 3 premiered in Cheltenham

9

  • Courtney Love born (San Francisco, CA) American rock singer, songwriter, actress. Founder member of Hole and solo artist.

10

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’ Veni sancte spiritus for soprano, alto, bass, choir and orchestra premiered in Cheltenham

11

  • The Animals have the UK number one single for one week with House Of The Rising Sun
  • Harrison Birtwistle’s Entr’actes and Sappho Fragments for soprano, flute, oboe, percussion, harp, violin and viola premiered in Cheltenham

12

  • Tim Gane born (Barking) English rock guitarist, songwriter. Founder member of McCarthy and Stereolab.

18

  • The Four Seasons have the Billboard number one single for the first of two weeks with Rag Doll
  • The Rolling Stones have the UK number one single for one week with It’s All Over Now

20

  • Chris Cornell born (Seattle, WA) American rock singer, guitarist, songwriter. Member of Soundgarden from 1984 to 1997 and from 2010, Audioslave from 2001 to 2007 and solo artist.

22

  • Will Calhoun born (Brooklyn, NY) American rock drummer. Member of Living Colour from 1986 to 1995 and from 2000.
  • Roland Kirk records the album Gifts And Messages for Mercury in Los Angeles. Roland Kirk (ts, manzello, stritch, siren, fl, ob) Horace Parlan (p) Michael Fleming (b) Steve Ellington (d)

23

  • (to 26th) The 1964 Newport Folk Festival takes place featuring Bob Dylan, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs, Skip James, Elizabeth Cotten, Mississippi John Hurt, Jean Ritchie, Buffy Sainte-Marie and others.

25

  • The Beatles have the Billboard number one album for the first week of fourteen with the US version of A Hard Day’s Night; the UK number one album for the first week of 21 with A Hard Day’s Night  & the UK number one single for the first week of three with A Hard Day’s Night

27

  • Jani Christou’s oratorio Tongues of Fire premiered in Oxford
  • Alberto Ginastera’s opera Don Rodrigo premiered in Buenos Aires. Lib. Alejandro Casona

29

  • Terry Callier records his debut album, The New Folk Sound of Terry Callier for Prestige in Chicago, but it isn’t issued until 1968

31

  • Jim Reeves (40) dies in a light aircraft crash near Brentwood, TN

releases

  • Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night / Things We Said Today (Parlophone UK)
  • Chuck Berry – You Never Can Tell / Brenda Lee (Chess)
  • Solomon Burke – Everybody Needs Somebody To Love / Lookin’ For My Baby (Atlantic)
  • Four Tops – Baby I Need Your Loving / Call On Me (Motown)
  • High Numbers – Zoot Suit / I’m the Face (Fontana UK) The Who under their third band name of 1964. They changed back to the Who shortly afterwards
  • Honeycombs – Have I the Right? / Please Don’t Pretend Again (Pye UK)
  • Manfred Mann – Do Wah Diddy Diddy / What You Gonna Do? (HMV UK)
  • Martha & The Vandellas – Dancing In The Street / There He Is (Gordy)
  • Dusty Springfield – I Just Don’t Know What to Do With Myself / My Colouring Book (Philips)
  • Zombies – She’s Not There / You Make Me Feel Good (Decca UK). Rock group formed in St Albans in 1959. Line-up: Rod Argent (org, vo) Paul Atkinson (g, vo) Colin Blunstone (vo) Chris White (b, vo) Hugh Grundy (d)
  • Mose Allison – The Word From Mose (Atlantic)
  • Beach Boys – All Summer Long (Capitol)
  • Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night (Parlophone UK)
  • Beatles – Something New (Capitol) US release with eight tracks from the original version of A Hard Day’s Night, two from the Long Tall Sally EP and Komm, Gib Mir Deine Hand
  • Solomon Burke – Rock ‘n’ Soul (Atlantic)
  • Judy Collins Concert (Elektra) recorded live at Town Hall, New York in Mar 1964
  • John Coltrane – Coltrane’s Sound (Atlantic) recorded in 1960
  • Dick Dale – Summer Surf (Capitol)
  • Miles Davis in Europe (Columbia) recorded live in Antibes in Jul 1963
  • Koerner, Ray & Glover – Lots More Blues Rags and Hollers (Elektra)
  • Charles Mingus – Mingus Plays Piano (Impulse!)
  • Sonny Stitt – Stitt Plays Bird (Atlantic)
  • McCoy Tyner – Today And Tomorrow (Impulse!)
  • Mary Wells Sings My Guy (Motown)

Charles Mingus – Mingus Plays Piano (Impulse!)

Aug

1

  • Chris Brokaw born (New York, NY) American rock singer, guitarist, songwriter. Member of Codeine, Come, the New Year and solo artist.
  • Adam Duritz born (Baltimore, MD) American rock singer, songwriter. Founder member of Counting Crows.
  • The Beatles have the Billboard number one single for the first of two weeks with A Hard Day’s Night

3

  • Lucky Dube born (Ermelo, Mpumalanga, South Africa) South African reggae singer, songwriter, keyboard player. Died 2007
  • Darius Milhaud’s String Sextet op.408 premiered in Washington, DC

5

  • Adam Yauch aka MCA born (Brooklyn, NY) American rapper, songwriter, bass guitarist. Member of the Beastie Boys from 1981 to 2012. Died 2012

7

  • The Moody Blues make their television debut on ITV’s Ready Steady Go

10

  • Archie Shepp records the album Four for Trane for Impulse! in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, his first recordings as leader. Alan Shorter (flh) Roswell Rudd (tb) John Tchicai (as) Archie Shepp (ts) Reggie Workman (b) Charles Moffett (d)

11

  • The Beatles record the first session for the album Beatles for Sale for Parlophone in London. The album is completed on 26 Oct

12

  • Andrzej Panufnik’s Symphony No.3, Sinfonia Sacra premiered in Monte Carlo

13

  • Gustav Mahler’s Symphony no.10 premiered in London (completed by Deryck Cooke)

14

  • Johnny Burnette (30) drowned in a boat accident in Clearlake, CA

15

  • Manfred Mann have the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with with Do Wah Diddy Diddy

16

  • Matt Lukin born (Aberdeen, WA) American rock bass guitarist, carpenter. Member of the Melvins from 1982 to 1988 and Mudhoney from 1988 to 2001.

17

  • Maria McKee born (Los Angeles, CA) American country and rock singer, guitarist, songwriter. Founder member of Lone Justice and solo artist. Half-sister of Bryan MacLean (1946-98).

22

  • The Supremes have the Billboard number one single for the first week of two with Where Did Our Love Go, the first of five successive number ones

23

  • Igor Stravinsky’s Abraham and Isaac for baritone and chamber orchestra premiered in Jerusalem

27

  • Robert Stevenson’s musical film Mary Poppins opens, starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. Music by Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman and Irwin Kostal

29

  • The Honeycombs have the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with Have I The Right?

31

  • Herbert von Karajan leaves his position as superintendent of the Vienna State Opera

releases

  • Beach Boys – When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) / She Knows Me Too Well (Capitol)
  • Anne Briggs – The Hazards Of Love EP (Topic UK)
  • James Brown – Out of Sight / Maybe the Last Time (Smash)
  • Don Covay – Mercy Mercy / Can’t Stay Away (Rosemart)
  • Carolyn Crawford – My Smile Is Just A Frown Turned Upside Down / I’ll Come Running (Motown)
  • Marianne Faithfull – As Tears Go By / Greensleeves (Decca UK)
  • France Gall – Laisse tomber les filles / Christiansen (Philips France)
  • Howlin’ Wolf – Love Me, Darlin’ / My Country Sugar Mama (Chess)
  • Impressions – You Must Believe Me / See the Real Me (ABC-Paramount)
  • Kinks – You Really Got Me / It’s Alright (Pye UK)
  • Little Anthony & The Imperials – I’m on the Outside (Looking In) / Please Go (DCP)
  • Roy Orbison – Oh Pretty Woman / Yo Te Amo Maria (Monument)
  • Wendy Rene – After Laughter (Comes Tears) / What Will Tomorrow Bring (Stax)
  • Rolling Stones – 5×5 EP (Decca UK) [If You Need Me / Empty Heart / 2120 South Michigan Avenue / Confessin’ the Blues / Around and Around]
  • Shangri-Las – Remember (Walkin’ In The Sand) / It’s Easier To Cry (Red Bird). Female vocal group formed in New York in 1963. Line-up: Mary Weiss, Betty Weiss, Marge Ganser & Mary Ann Ganser. Betty Weiss seldom performed live or appeared in public
  • Eric Dolphy – Out To Lunch! (Blue Note)
  • Another Side of Bob Dylan (Columbia)
  • Dexter Gordon – A Swingin’ Affair (Blue Note)
  • Freddie Hubbard – Breaking Point (Blue Note)
  • Impressions – Keep On Pushing (ABC-Paramount)
  • Mississippi Fred McDowell – Delta Blues (Arhoolie)
  • Thelonious Monk – It’s Monk’s Time (Columbia)
  • Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder (Blue Note)
  • Stanley Turrentine – A Chip Off The Old Block (Blue Note)
  • Just Dave Van Ronk (Mercury)
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Anne Briggs b. 1944

Sep

1

  • George Georgescu (76) dies in Bucharest
  • Otto Olsson (84) dies in Stockholm

2

  • John Cage’s Electronic Music for piano premiered in Stockholm

3

  • Joseph Marx (82) dies in Graz, Austria
  • Priaulx Rainier’s Cello Concerto premiered in London

5

  • The Animals have the Billboard number one single for the first of three weeks with The House of the Rising Sun

11

  • Victor Wooten born (Mountain Home, ID) American jazz bass guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, record producer, session player. Member of Béla Fleck and the Flecktones from 1988.
  • Willem van Hoogstraten (80) dies in Tutzing, Germany

12

  • The Kinks have the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with You Really Got Me

14

  • Mary Howe (82) dies in Washington, DC

15

  • Naomi Yang born (New York, NY) American rock bassist, singer, songwriter. Member of Galaxie 500 from 1987 to 1991 and Damon & Naomi from 1991.
  • Luigi Nono’s La fabbrica illuminata [The illuminated factory] for voice and tape premiered in Venice

16

  • Ernest Hill (64) dies in New York
  • (& 17th) Roland Kirk records the album I Talk With The Spirits for Limelight in New York. Roland Kirk (fl) Bobby Moses (vib) Horace Parlan (p, cel) Michael Fleming (b) Walter Perkins (d, perc) Cyristal-Joy Albert (vo)
  • The first episode of musical variety show Shindig! airs on ABC television with Sam Cooke and the Righteous Brothers among the guests. It runs until 8 Jan 1966

20

  • Lazare Lévy (82) dies in Paris

21

  • Bo Carter (72) dies in Memphis, TN of a brain haemorrhage
  • The China Conservatory of Music is established in Beijing

22

  • Henryk Górecki’s Choros I op.20 for strings premiered in Warsaw
  • Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick & Joseph Stein’s musical Fiddler on the Roof opens on Broadway (3242 performances)
  • Alun Owen and Lionel Bart’s musical Maggie May opens in London (501 performances)

24

  • Ainhoa Arteta born (Tolosa, Spain) Spanish soprano singer.
  • Valentin Silvestrov’s Quartetto Piccolo for string quartet & Trio for flute, trumpet and celesta premiered in Berlin

25

  • Barbara Dennerlein born (Munich) German jazz organist, composer, producer.
  • The Temptations record My Girl for Gordy in Detroit. Line-up: David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Melvin Franklin, Paul Williams & Otis Williams

26

  • Roy Orbison has the Billboard number one single for the first week of three with Oh, Pretty Woman

28

  • Gilles Peterson born (Caen, France) Franco-Swiss disc jockey, record label founder, broadcaster, record collector. Co-founder of Acid Jazz and Talkin’ Loud, founder of Brownswood Recordings.
  • Nacio Herb Brown (68) dies in San Francisco
  • George Dyson (81) dies in Winchester, Hampshire
  • George Enescu’s symphonic poem Vox maris premiered in Bucharest

30

  • Trey Anastasio born (Fort Worth, TX) American rock singer, songwriter, guitarist. Member of Phish from 1983.

releases

  • Animals – I’m Crying / Take It Easy (EMI Columbia UK)
  • Shirley Bassey – Goldfinger / Strange How Love Can Be (EMI Columbia UK)
  • Drifters – I’ve Got Sand In My Shoes / He’s Just A Playboy (Atlantic)
  • Aretha Franklin – Runnin’ Out Of Fools / It’s Just A Matter Of Time (Columbia)
  • Hondells – Little Honda / Hot Rod High (Mercury)
  • Rolling Stones – Time Is on My Side / Congratulations (London) Not issued as a single in the UK
  • Ruby & The Romantics – When You’re Young & In Love / I Cry Alone (Kapp). Vocal group formed in Akron, OH in 1961. Line-up Ruby Nash (lead vo), Ed Roberts, George Lee, Ronald Mosley, Leroy Fann (vo)
  • Searchers – When You Walk in the Room / I’ll Be Missing You (Pye UK)
  • Sandie Shaw – There’s Always Something There To Remind Me / Don’t You Know (Pye UK)
  • Supremes – Baby Love / Ask Any Girl (Motown)
  • Velvelettes – Needle In A Haystack / Should I Tell Them (VIP) Female vocal group formed in Detroit in 1961. 1964 line-up: Carolyn Gill, Mildred Gill, Bertha Barbee, Norma Barbee, Betty Kelly
  • John Barry – Goldfinger OST (United Artists)
  • Dave Brubeck – Jazz Impressions Of Japan (Columbia)
  • Dillards – Live Almost (Elektra)
  • The Individualism of Gil Evans (Verve)
  • Roland Kirk – Gifts And Messages (Mercury)
  • Lightnin’ Hopkins – Down Home Blues (Bluesville)
  • Freddie Hubbard – The Body And The Soul (Impulse!)
  • Roland Kirk – Gifts And Messages (Mercury)
  • Sonny Rollins – Now’s The Time (RCA)
  • Jimmy Smith – The Cat (Verve)
  • Supremes – Where Did Our Love Go (Motown)
  • Doc Watson (Vanguard)
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Roland Kirk – I Talk With The Spirits (Limelight)

Oct

1

  • Ernst Toch (76) dies in Los Angeles

4

  • Francis Magalona born (Mandaluyong City, Philippines) Filipino rapper, record producer, songwriter, actor, broadcaster. Died 2009

7

  • Nick Travis (38) dies in New York from complications of stomach ulcers
  • Humphrey Searle’s Symphony No.5 premiered in Manchester

10

  • Eddie Cantor (72) dies in Los Angeles following a heart attack
  • Roy Orbison has the UK number one single for the first of three weeks over two runs with Oh Pretty Woman

15

  • Krzysztof Penderecki’s Sonata for cello and orchestra premiered in Donaueschingen
  • Avet Terterian’s String Quartet No.1 premiered in Yerevan, Armenia

16

  • Petula Clark records the single Downtown for Pye in London

17

  • Cole Porter (73) dies in Santa Monica, CA of kidney failure
  • Manfred Mann have the Billboard number one single for the first of two weeks with Do Wah Diddy Diddy
  • Olivier Messiaen’s Couleurs de la cité céleste [Colours of the Celestial City] for piano, wind orchestra and percussion premiered in Donaueschingen

18

  • The Animals begin their first headlining tour of the UK in Liverpool with Carl Perkins and Gene Vincent also on the bill

19

  • Virgil Thomson’s Autumn: Concertino for harp, strings and percussion premiered in Madrid

20

  • Frederic Chiu born (Ithaca, NY) American concert pianist.
  • Luciano aka Jepther McClymont born (Manchester, Jamaica) Jamaican reggae singer, songwriter, guitarist, poet.
  • Ron Grainer and Ronald Millar’s musical Robert and Elizabeth opens in London (948 performances)
  • Clifford Odets, William Gibson, Lee Adams and Charles Strouse’s musical Golden Boy opens on Broadway starring Sammy Davis Jr (568 performances)

23

  • Robert Trujillo born (Santa Monica, CA) American rock bass guitarist, singer. Member of Suicidal Tendencies from 1989 to 1995 and Metallica from 2003. Also worked with Black Label Society, Ozzie Osbourne and others.

24

  • The Rolling Stones begin their second American tour in New York
  • Sandie Shaw has the UK number one single for the first of three weeks with (There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me

25

  • The Rolling Stones make their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Violence breaks out in the audience prompting Sullivan to vow that the band would not be booked again

26

  • Sven Väth born (Frankfurt) German electronic musician, producer, composer, DJ.
  • Horace Silver records the second of two sessions for the album Song For My Father for Blue Note in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Carmell Jones (tp) Joe Henderson (ts) Horace Silver (p) Teddy Smith (b) Roger Humphries (d)

28

  • Hilding Rosenberg’s Dagdrivaren [The Sluggard] for baritone and orchestra premiered in Stockholm

30

  • Arthur Butterworth’s Symphony No.2 op.25 premiered in Bradford
  • LaMonte Young’s The Tortoise Droning Selected Pitches from the Holy Numbers for the Two Black Tigers, the Green Tiger and the Hermit premiered in Washington, DC (continuing until 1 Nov and then again 20-22 Nov)

31

  • Colm Ó Ciosoig born (Dublin) Irish rock drummer. Member of My Bloody Valentine from 1983.
  • Ray Charles is arrested in Boston for possession of marijuana and heroin
  • Darius Milhaud’s String Septet premiered in Washington, DC
  • The Supremes have the Billboard number one single for the first of four weeks with Baby Love

releases

  • Beach Boys – Dance, Dance, Dance / The Warmth of the Sun (Capitol)
  • Johnny Cash – Streets Of Laredo / Mr Garfield (Columbia)
  • Petula Clark – Downtown / You Better Love Me (Pye UK)
  • Françoise Hardy – Mon amie la rose / Je n’attends plus personne (Vogue France)
  • Kinks – All Day & All Of The Night / I Gotta Move (Pye UK)
  • Little Anthony & The Imperials – Goin’ Out of My Head / Make It Easy on Yourself (DCP)
  • Pretty Things – Don’t Bring Me Down / We’ll Be Together (Fontana UK)
  • Ronettes – Walking In The Rain / How Does It Feel? (Philles)
  • Shangri-Las – Leader Of The Pack / What Is Love (Red Bird)
  • Nina Simone – Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood / A Monster (Philips)
  • Supremes – Come See About Me / Always In My Heart (Motown)
  • Yardbirds – Good Morning Little Schoolgirl / I Ain’t Got You (EMI Columbia)
  • Kenny Burrell – Soul Call (Prestige)
  • John Coltrane – Crescent (Impulse!)
  • The Four Tops (Motown)
  • Françoise Hardy – Mon Amie la Rose (Vogue France)
  • Andrew Hill – Judgement (Blue Note)
  • The Holy Modal Rounders (Prestige)
  • Kinks (Pye UK)
  • Jackie McLean – Destination… Out! (Blue Note)
  • Tom Paxton – Ramblin’ Boy (Elektra)
  • Rolling Stones – 12×5 (London) US release containing the 5×5 EP, three songs from Rolling Stones No.2 and four singles-only cuts
  • Wayne Shorter – Night Dreamer (Blue Note)
  • Simon & Garfunkel – Wednesday Morning 3AM (Columbia)
  • Dave Van Ronk – Inside (Folklore)
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The Kinks

Nov

4

  • Alexander Uriah Boskovich (57) dies in Tel Aviv
  • Gene Nelson’s film biopic of Hank Williams Your Cheatin’ Heart opens starring George Hamilton
  • Terry Riley’s Music from the Gift for tape; I for tape; Shoeshine for tape & In C for any instruments premiered in San Francisco

6

  • Corey Glover born (Brooklyn, NY) American rock singer, guitarist, actor. Member of Living Colour from 1985 to 1995 and from 2000 and Galactic from 2010.
  • Greg Graffin born (Racine, WN) American rock singer, songwriter, teacher, palaeontologist, writer. Member of Bad Religion from 1979.

7

  • Sandra Denton aka Pepa born (Kingston, Jamaica) Jamaican-American rapper, actress. Member of Salt ‘n’ Pepa from 1985 to 2002.
  • Laurent Korcia born (Paris) French concert violinist.
  • Jasper Taylor (70) dies in Chicago

10

  • The Byrds (still known as the Jet Set) sign to Columbia Records
  • Usko Meriläinen’s Symphony No.2 premiered in Helsinki

11

  • Juan de Dios Filiberto (79) dies in Buenos Aires

14

  • Joseph Simmons aka Run born (New York, NY) American rapper, producer. Founder member of Run DMC. Brother of Russell Simmons (b.1957).

16

  • Diana Krall born (Nanaimo, BC) Canadian jazz pianist, singer.
  • Albert Hay Malotte (69) dies in Los Angeles of pneumonia
  • Milton Babbitt’s Ensembles for Synthesizer premiered in New York
  • Delia Derbyshire’s Invention for Radio No. 2: Amor Dei premiered on BBC Radio

19

  • Little Johnny Jones (40) dies in Chicago of pneumonia

20

  • Massimiliano Messieri born (Bologna) Italian composer, teacher.
  • Aaron Copland’s Down a Country Lane for orchestra premiered in London
  • Dmitri Shostakovich’s String Quartet no.9 & String Quartet no.10 premiered in Moscow

21

  • BB King plays the Regal Theater in Chicago, recording the show for the ABC album Live at the Regal. BB King (g, vo) Leo Lauchie (b) Duke Jethro (p) Sonny Freeman (d) Bobby Forte, Johnny Board (ts)
  • The Supremes have the UK number one single for the first of two weeks with Baby Love

25

  • Mark Lanegan born (Ellensburg, WA) American rock singer, songwriter. Member of Screaming Trees from 1985 to 2000 and solo artist.

28

  • Willie Nelson makes his Grand Ole Opry debut
  • The Shangri-Las have the Billboard number one single for one week with Leader of the Pack

29

  • Henry Cowell’s 26 Simultaneous Mosaics for violin, cello, clarinet, piano and percussion premiered in Buffalo

30

  • Don Redman (64) dies in New York
  • Hans Werner Henze’s Divertimenti for two pianos premiered in New York

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  • Stefan Wolpe’s Trio in Two Parts for flute, cello and piano premiered in New York

releases

  • Beatles – I Feel Fine / She’s A Woman (Parlophone UK)
  • Beau Brummels – Laugh Laugh / Still In Love With You Baby (Autumn)
  • Drifters – Saturday Night at the Movies / Spanish Lace (Atlantic)
  • Four Tops – Without The One You Love / Love Has Gone (Motown)
  • Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You / Forever (Tamla)
  • Impressions – Amen / Long, Long Winter (ABC-Paramount)
  • Martha & the Vandellas – Wild One / Dancing Slow (Gordy)
  • Moody Blues – Go Now / It’s Easy Child (Decca UK)
  • Rolling Stones – Little Red Rooster / Off The Hook (Decca UK)
  • Sandie Shaw – Girl Don’t Come / I’d Be Far Better Off Without You (Pye UK)
  • Sonics – The Witch / Keep A-Knockin’ (Etiquette). Rock group formed in Tacoma, WA in 1960. 1964 line-up: Gerry Roslie (org, p, vo) Andy Parypa (b) Larry Parypa (g, vo) Rob Lind (ts, vo, hca) Bob Bennett (d)
  • Them – Gloria / Baby Please Don’t Go (Decca UK)
  • Twinkle – Terry / The Boy Of My Dreams (Decca UK)
  • Travis Wammack – Scratchy / Fire Fly (ARA)
  • The Animals (EMI Columbia UK)
  • Joan Baez 5 (Vanguard)
  • Aretha Franklin – Runnin’ Out of Fools (Columbia)
  • Serge Gainsbourg – Gainsbourg Percussions (Philips France)
  • Charles Lloyd – Discovery (Columbia)
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The Sonics

Dec

1

  • Sam H. Stept (67) dies in Los Angeles

5

  • The Beach Boys have the Billboard number one album for the first of four weeks with Beach Boys Concert
  • The Rolling Stones have the UK number one single for one week with Little Red Rooster
  • Eleven members of the Grand Ole Opry are dismissed as members for poor attendance. They include Ray Price, Faron Young and Kitty Wells

6

  • Hilding Rosenberg’s ballet Sönerna (Cain and Abel) premiered on Swedish television, Stockholm

8

  • Peter Maxwell Davies’ Shakespeare Music op.25 for ensemble premiered in London

9

  • Paul Landers born (Berlin) German rock guitarist. Founder member of Rammstein.
  • John Coltrane records the album A Love Supreme for Impulse! in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. John Coltrane (ss, ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Jimmy Garrison (b) Elvin Jones (d)
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Mikrophonie I for microphone and ambient sound premiered in Brussels

11

  • Sam Cooke (33) shot dead at a motel in Los Angeles
  • Alma Mahler (85) dies in New York

12

  • The Beatles have the UK number one single for the first week of five with I Feel Fine

13

  • Hideto Matsumoto aka Hide born (Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan) Japanese rock and pop singer, songwriter, guitarist. Died 1998
  • Henry Cowell’s Concerto no.1 for koto and orchestra premiered in Brussels

14

  • Francisco Canaro (76) dies in Buenos Aires of Paget’s Disease

15

  • Dusty Springfield is deported from South Africa for playing an integrated show in Cape Town

16

  • Les Paul & Mary Ford are granted a divorce in Hackensack, NJ
  • Iannis Xenakis’s Eonta for 2 trumpets, 3 trombones and piano premiered in Paris
  • Pirate radio station Radio London begins broadcasting from the Thames Estuary

18

  • Sam Cooke’s funeral takes place in Chicago
  • Aaron Copland’s Emblems for symphonic band premiered in Tempe, AZ

19

  • The Beatles have the UK number one album for the first of eleven weeks over three runs with Beatles For Sale
  • The Supremes have the Billboard number one single for the first week of two over two runs with Come See About Me

20

  • Jakov Gotovac’s opera Dalmaro premiered in Zagreb

21

  • Theodor Blumer (83) dies in Berlin

23

  • Eddie Vedder born (Evanston, IL) American rock singer, songwriter. Founder member of Pearl Jam.
  • Brian Wilson has a breakdown on a plane headed for Houston, TX. As a result, he retires from touring with the Beach Boys, with Glenn Campbell initially filling in

25

  • Bob Stanley born (Horsham, Sussex) English pop musician, producer, journalist, film maker. Founder member of Saint Etienne.
  • George Cukor’s musical film My Fair Lady opens, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison. Music by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner

26

  • The Beatles have the Billboard number one single for the first of three weeks with I Feel Fine

28

  • Dimitri Shostakovich’s The Execution of Stepan Razin op.119 for bass, chorus and orchestra premiered in Moscow

29

  • Steve Binder’s concert film T.A.M.I. Show [Teen Age Music International] opens featuring music by the Barbarians, the Beach Boys, Chuck Berry, James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Gerry & the Pacemakers, Lesley Gore, Jan and Dean, Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas, the Miracles, the Rolling Stones and the Supremes. It was filmed in Santa Monica, CA on 29 Oct

releases

  • Ad Libs – The Boy From New York City / Kicked Around (Blue Cat) Vocal group formed in Bayonne, NJ in 1964. Hugh Harris, Danny Austin, Dave Watt, Norman Donegan and Mary Ann Thomas
  • Beau Brummels – Laugh, Laugh / Still In Love With You Baby (Autumn). Rock band formed in San Francisco in 1963. Disbanded 1968. Sal Valentino (vo) Ron Elliott (g, vo) Ron Meagher (b, hca, vo) John Petersen (d, vo)
  • Chuck Berry – The Promised Land / Things I Used To Do (Chess)
  • Georgie Fame – Yeh, Yeh / Preach and Teach (EMI Columbia UK)
  • Gerry and The Pacemakers – Ferry Cross the Mersey / Pretend (EMI Columbia)
  • Dobie Gray – The In Crowd / Be A Man (Charger)
  • Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder / part 2 (Blue Note)
  • Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is / Mr. Pitiful (Volt)
  • Righteous Brothers – You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’ / There’s A Woman (Philles)
  • Ronny and the Daytonas – G.T.O. / Hot Rod Baby (Mala). Surf rock group formed in Nashville in 1964. Paul Jensen, Bucky Wilkin (vo, g) Lee Kraft (g) Don Henderson (b) Lynn Williams (d)
  • Searchers – What Have They Done to the Rain / This Feeling Inside (Pye UK)
  • Shangri-Las – Give Him A Great Big Kiss / Twist And Shout (Red Bird)
  • Temptations – My Girl / Nobody But My Baby (Gordy)
  • Joe Tex – Hold What You’ve Got / Fresh Out Of Tears (Dial)
  • Cannonball Adderley – Fiddler On The Roof (Capitol)
  • Beatles For Sale (Parlophone UK)
  • Beatles ’65 (Capitol) US release with eight songs from Beatles for Sale, one from A Hard Day’s Night and two singles only cuts
  • Downliners Sect – The Sect (EMI Columbia UK). Rock band formed in London in 1963. 1964 line-up: Don Craine (g, autoharp, vo, perc) Keith Grant (b, vo) Johnny Sutton (d) Terry Gibson (g)
  • Davy Graham – Folk, Blues & Beyond (Decca UK)
  • Chico Hamilton – Man From Two Worlds (Impulse!)
  • Herbie Hancock – Empyrean Isles (Blue Note)
  • Freddie Roach – Brown Sugar (Blue Note)
  • Sonny Stitt – Shangri-La (Prestige)
  • Five Live Yardbirds (EMI Columbia UK) Recorded live at the Marquee, London in Mar 1964.

Davy Graham – Folk, Blues & Beyond (Decca)

Date unknown

  • The state owned Melodiya label is launched in the Soviet Union

releases

  • Jan Johansson – Jazz på svenska (Megafon Sweden)

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