1960 in British music

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 1960 in music in the United Kingdom, including the official charts from that year.


A major event of the year was the West End premiere of Lionel Bart's musical Oliver!, an immediate success which made stars of Ron Moody and Georgia Brown.


The Official UK Singles Chart

Number one singles


Classical music: new works


Film and Incidental music

Musical theatre

Musical films




  1. ^ Tommy Steele Marries Anne Donague
  2. ^ The Times, 3 August 1960, p. 5
  3. ^ Reed, Philip; Cooke (eds), Mervyn (2010). Letters From A Life: The Selected Letters of Benjamin Britten, Vol. 5 1958-1965. Boydell Press. ISBN . , p. 247
  4. ^ Obituary: "Adam Faith", The Guardian, 10 March 2003
  5. ^ Larken, Colin. Guinness Who's Who of Stage Musicals. ISBN 0-85112-756-8.
  6. ^ McKinstry, Leo (15 March 2011). "Adored by millions, but George Formby's buck-toothed smile hid a life of misery at the hands of his frigid, domineering wife". Daily Mail (London). 
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