1963 Grammy Award Winners

1963 Grammy Award Winners
Winners Announced: May 15, 1963
Televised: “Best on Record” December 8, 1963
Held at: Chicago, Los Angeles and New York
Host: Frank Sinatra
Eligibility Year: December 1, 1961 – November 30, 1962

1963 Grammy Winners
Record of the Year:
I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Tony Bennett
Album of the Year:
The First Family, Vaughn Meader (Cadence)

Song of the Year:
What Kind of Fool Am I, Leslie Bricusse and Anthony Newley, songwriters

Best New Artist of 1962:
Robert Goulet

Best Solo Vocal Performance, Male:
I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Tony Bennett

Best Solo Vocal Performance, Female:
Ella Swings Brightly With Nelson Riddle, Ella Fitzgerald

Best Performance By a Vocal Group:
If I Had a Hammer, Peter, Paul and Mary

Best Performance By a Chorus:
Presenting the New Christy Minstrels, New Christy Minstrels

Best Rock and Roll Recording:
Alley Cat, Bent Fabric (Atco)

Best Rhythm and Blues Recording:
I Can’t Stop Loving You, Ray Charles (ABC)

Best Jazz Performance, Soloist or Small Group (Instrumental):
Desafinado, Stan Getz

Best Jazz Performance, Large Group (Instrumental):
Adventures in Jazz, Stan Kenton

Best Original Jazz Composition:
Cast Your Fate to the Winds, Vince Guaraldi, composer

Best Country and Western Recording:
Funny Way of Laughin’, Burl Ives (Decca)

Best Gospel or Other Religious Recording:
Great Songs of Love and Faith, Mahalia Jackson (Columbia)

Best Folk Recording:
If I Had a Hammer, Peter, Paul and Mary (Warner Bros.)

Best Performance By an Orchestra for Dancing:
Fly Me to the Moon Bossa Nova, Joe Harnell

Best Performance By an Orchestra or Instrumentalist With Orchestra, Not for Jazz or Dancing:
The Colorful Peter Nero, Peter Nero

Best Instrumental Arrangement:
Baby Elephant Walk, Henry Mancini, arranger

Best Background Arrangement:
I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Marty Manning, arranger

Best Instrumental Theme:
A Taste of Honey, Bobby Scott and Ric Marlow, composers

Best Original Cast Show Album:
No Strings, Richard Rodgers, composer (Capitol)

Album of the Year, Classical:
Columbia Records Presents Vladimir Horowitz, Vladimir Horowitz (Columbia)

Best Classical Performance, Orchestra:
Stravinsky, The Firebird Ballet, Igor Stravinsky conducting Columbia Symphony

Best Classical Performance, Chamber Music:
The Heifetz-Piatigorsky Concerts With Primrose, Pennario and Guests, Jascha Heifetz, Gregor Piatigorsky and William Primrose

Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist(s) (With Orchestra):
Stravinsky, Concerto in D for Violin, Isaac Stern; Igor Stravinsky conducting Columbia Symphony

Best Classical Performance, Instrumental Soloist or Duo (Without Orchestra):
Columbia Records Presents Vladimir Horowitz, Vladimir Horowitz

Best Opera Recording:
Verdi, Aïda, Georg Solti conducting Rome Opera House Orchestra and Chorus; solos: Price, Vickers, Gorr, Merrill and Tozzi (RCA)

Best Classical Performance, Choral:
Bach, St. Matthew Passion, Philharmonia Choir, Wilhelm Pitz, choral director; Otto Klemperer conducting Philharmonic Orchestra

Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist (With or Without Orchestra):
Wagner, Götterdämerung Brunnhilde’s Immolation Scene; Wesendonck, Songs, Eileen Farrell; Leonard Bernstein conducting New York Philharmonic

Best Classical Composition By Contemporary Composer:
The Flood, Igor Stravinsky, composer

Best Comedy Performance:
The First Family, Vaughn Meader

Best Documentary or Spoken Word Recording (Other Than Comedy):
The Story-Teller: A Session With Charles Laughton, Charles Laughton (Capitol)

Best Recording for Children:
Saint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals; Britten, Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Leonard Bernstein (Columbia)

Best Album Cover:
Lena… Lovely and Alive, Robert Jones, art director (RCA)

Best Album Cover, Classical:
The Intimate Bach, Marvin Schwartz, art director (Capitol)

Did you like this? Share it:


Pop Culture Madness Network News

  • September 15 in Pop Culture History
    September 15 in Pop Culture History 1949 – The Lone Ranger premiered on ABC-TV, starring Clayton Moore. 1959 – Soviet Premier Khrushchev arrived in the U.S. for an unprecedented visit. 1962 – #1 Hit September 15, 1962 – October 19, 1962: The Four Seasons – Sherry 1963 – A church bombing in Birmingham, Alabama, killed […]
  • Wills vs Trusts Which Do You Need?
    What Are Wills and Trusts and Which Do You Need? Everyone has heard the terms “wills” and “trusts,” but not everyone knows the differences between the two. Both are useful when planning your estate (such as for elder members of your family) that serve different purposes, and both can work together to create a complete […]
  • The Saturn Awards Announces 2019 Winners For Film, TV, Streaming And Home Entertainment
    Winners for the 45th annual Saturn Awards, honoring motion picture, television, home entertainment and live stage productions, were announced today at an exciting ceremony hosted by Aisha Tyler at the historic Avalon Theater in Hollywood and streamed across 8 online platforms. Leading the way with 6 Saturn Award wins was Marvel/Walt Disney Studio’s Avengers: Endgame which took home […]
  • New Teaser Revealed For Castle Rock Season Two
    Check out the first teaser for the new season of Hulu Original Castle Rock. Season two stars Lizzy Caplan, Tim Robbins, Paul Sparks, Yusra Warsama, Barkhad Abdi, Elsie Fisher and Matthew Alan. Castle Rock premieres Wednesday, Oct. 23, only on Hulu. Sy... Pop Culture Madness Network News.
  • September 14 in Pop Culture History
    September 14 in Pop Culture History 1752 – Yesterday was September 2nd, in Great Britain and the American Colonies, but with the switchover from the Julian to Gregorian calendar, it became September 14 in all of western civilization. 1814 – Francis Scott Key wrote The Star Spangled Banner which later became the United States’ national […]
  • Eddie Money, Seminal Rock Singer, Dead At 70
    (TRR) – Seminal rock singer Eddie Money has died, as first reported by Variety. The “Two Tickets To Paradise” vocalist recently revealed that he had been diagnosed with Stage 4 esophageal cancer. He was 70 years old. “The Money Family regrets to announce that Eddie passed away peacefully early this… Continue reading The post Eddie […]
  • Even More Friends 25 Celebrations! ‘The One Back In Vegas’
    Fly, drive, take a train, or even a cross-country road trip via taxi (like Phoebe & Joey in her Yellow Cab) to Las Vegas for a one-of-a-kind Friends 25th Anniversary celebration in the Entertainment Capital of the World, October 18–19. Warner Bros. Television Group joins AT&T and MGM Resorts International to offer fans a phenomenal Friends 25th Vegas takeover in all its glory, […]
  • AMC Reveals Eighth Week Of TWD X Reveals With New Footage
    In the ten weeks leading up to the Season 10 premiere of The Walking Dead on Sunday, October 6 at 9pm ET/8pm CT, AMC will reveal information on the new season across TWD social platforms – photos, videos and never-before-seen content. Today, AMC has released the latest video spot, “End of the World.” The video features new footage from […]
  • John Lithgow Cast In The Pilot Of FX’s ‘The Old Man’
    The pilot of the FX drama series The Old Man continues to load up on talent with the addition of John Lithgow and director Jon Watts, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Gina Balian, Presidents, Original Programming, FX Entertainment. Lithgow will star alongside Jeff Bridges in the pilot, which begins production this fall under the […]
  • Cult Series ‘Dark Shadows’ May Be Getting A Reboot On The CW
    Rumor has it that The CW and Warner Bros. Television are in the process of developing a new series based on the classic 60’s cult series “Dark Shadows”. There is no word on just how the new series will differ for the classic series which blended together elements of a soap opera and comedy. It […]