Growing up in the 50's and 60's
The 1960's news and entertainment
1963 - News and Entertainment
The year the World seemed to start to change
A very eventual year and one which would seem to change the World as we knew it.
In the UK., the Beatles made it into the Charts and were followed rapidly with other 'Groups' playing 'the Mersey Sound'. Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and The Seachers were first on the list.
The year ended with the assasination of President Kennedy which sent shock waves around the World. The new face of American Politics had gone and the States were in turmoil.
It was like 1961 was 'ready', 1962 was 'get set' and 1963 was 'GO'.
The Cold War continued through it all, but the people, especially the young were ready to take action and be heard.
Main news Stories
Winter of 1963: Britain has the worst winter since 1948 with snow lasting in some areas until April
Years top selling Album (UK)
With the Beatles - The Beatles
Years top selling Single (UK)
She Loves You - The Beatles
Best Movie Oscar
Lawrence of Arabia
Best Actor Oscar
Gregory Peck - To Kill a Mockingbird
Best Actress Oscar
Anne Bancroft - The Miracle Worker
At the Cinema 1963
The Birds, Charade, Carry on Cabby, Carry on Jack, Cleapatra, From Russia with Love, The Great Escape,
People born in 1963
James May, Philip Glenister, Jarvis Cocker, David Seaman, Eva Cassidy, Michael Jordon, Jimmy Osmond, Graham Norton, Johnny Depp. Helen Hunt, Whitney Houston, Brad Pitt
UK Singles - No.1 hits 1963
The next time - Cliff Richard
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Oh, and the Rolling Stones played their first Hyde Park Concert - I was there!!