1961 Top Ten Music Charts

1961’s Biggest Artists and Songs Theme From ‘A Summer Place’ – Percy Faith (Grammy for 1960’s Record of the Year, presented in 1961) New Artists in the Pop Charts Included: Mary Wells, Aretha Franklin, Tony Orlando, The Marvelettes, Glen Campbell, Gene Pitney, Johnny Maestro, Dave Brubeck Quartet 1961’s Retro Top 10 Hits 1. Runaway –… Read More

Top 100+ Oldies 1959-1963

Oldies: Pre-Beatles The post-50s-pre-Beatles brought an amazing and often under-estimated, even forgotten, selection of quality popular music. This Era of Pop Music brought us the Girl Groups, Phil Spectre and the post-do-wop sound of rock and roll. After this era, the Beatles changed music again. Oldies – 1959-1963/4 The Top Instrumentals 1959-1963/4 1. Yakety Sax… Read More

1961 Grammy Award Winners

1961 Grammy Award Winners Winners Announced: April 12, 1961 Held in: Los Angeles and New York Host/Emcee: Mort Sahl Eligibility Year: September 1, 1959 – November 30, 1960 1961 Grammy Winners Record of the Year: Theme From A Summer Place, Percy Faith Album of the Year: Button Down Mind, Bob Newhart (Warner Bros.) Song of… Read More