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The Music and Events of 1964

Our favorite songs of 1964 included these:

Title Artist
 
500 Miles Peter Paul & Mary
A Hard Dayís Night Beatles
A.A.C.S.B.T.A. Jan & Dean
Abigail Beecher Cannon, Freddy
Ainít that Loviní You Baby Presley, Elvis
All I Really Want to Do Dylan, Bob
All Iíve Got to Do Beatles
All My Loviní Beatles
All Summer Long Beach Boys
Alone Four Seasons
And I Love Her Beatles
Anna Beatles
Anyone Who Had a Heart Warwick, Dionne
Anytime At All Beatles
Ask Me Why Beatles
Baby I Need Your Loving Four Tops
Baby Love Supremes
Back in the USSR Beatles
Bad to Me Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas
Because Dave Clark Five
Big Man in Town Four Seasons
Bird Dance Beat Trashmen
Bits and Pieces Dave Clark Five
Boys Beatles
Bread and Butter Newbeats
Bucket T Jan & Dean
California Sun Rivieras
Canít Buy Me Love Beatles
Canít You See That Sheís Mine Dave Clark Five
Chains Beatles
Chapel of Love Dixie Cups
Chug-A-Lug Miller, Roger
Come a Little Bit Closer Jay & the Americans
Come See About Me Supremes
Címon and Swim Freeman, Bobby
Dance, Dance, Dance Beach Boys
Dancing in the Street Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
Dang Me Miller, Roger
Dawn (Go Away) Four Seasons
Dead Manís Curve Jan & Dean
Diane Bachelors
Do I Love You? Ronettes
Do Wah Diddy Diddy Mann, Manfred
Do You Want to Dance Shannon, Del
Do You Want to Know a Secret Beatles
Donít Back Down Beach Boys
Donít Bother Me Beatles
Donít Let the Rain Come Down Serendipity Singers
Donít Let the Sun Catch You Crying Gerry & the Pacemakers
Donít Throw Your Love Away Searchers
Donít Worry Baby Beach Boys
Drag City Jan & Dean
Drive in Beach Boys
Everybody Knows (I Still Love) Dave Clark Five
Everybody Loves Somebody Martin, Dean
Everybodyís Trying to Be My Baby Perkins, Carl
Finders Keepers Beach Boys
Fool Never Learns, a Williams, Andy
For You Nelson, Ricky
Four Strong Winds Bare, Bobby
From Me to You Beatles
Fun, Fun, Fun Beach Boys
G.T.O. Ronny & the Daytonas
Gilliganís Island, the Ballad of Wellingtons
Give Me a Sweetheart Everly Brothers
Glad All Over Dave Clark Five
Goiní Out of My Head Little Anthony & the Imperials
Harlem Shuffle Bob & Earl
Haunted House Simmons, Gene
Have I the Right Honeycombs
Hello Dolly Armstrong, Louis
Hey Harmonica Man Wonder, Stevie
Hey Little Cobra Rip Chords
Hey Little Freshman Jan & Dean
Hippy Hippy Shake Swinging Blue Jeans
Hold Me Tight Beatles
House of the Rising Sun Animals
How Do You Do It? Gerry & the Pacemakers
I Call Your Name Beatles
I Donít Want to See You Again Peter & Gordon
I Feel Fine Beatles
I Forgot to Remember to Forget Presley, Elvis
I Get Around Beach Boys
I Only Want to be with You Springfield, Dusty
I Saw Her Standing There Beatles
I Should Have Known Better Beatles
I Wanna be Your Man Beatles
I Want to Hold Your Hand Beatles
If I Fell Beatles
In the Misty Moonlight Wallace, Jerry
It Hurts to be in Love Pitney, Gene
It Wonít Be Long Beatles
It Wouldnít Happen with Me Rivers, Johnny
Itís All Over Now Rolling Stones
Itís Over Orbison, Roy
Iíll Be in Trouble Temptations
Iíll Cry Instead Beatles
Iím Crying Animals
Iím Gonnaí Be Strong Pitney, Gene
Iím Happy Just to Dance With You Beatles
Iím Hurtiní Orbison, Roy
Iím Into Something Good Hermanís Hermits
Java Hirt, Al
Just Like Romeo & Juliet Reflections
Kansas City/Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Beatles
Last Kiss Wilson, J. Frank (& the Cavali
Leader of the Pack Shangri-Las
Little Child Beatles
Little Children Billy J. Kramer & the Dakotas
Little Honda Beach Boys
Little Honda Hondells
Little Old Lady from Pasedena Jan & Dean
Love Cole, Nat King
Love Me Do Beatles
Love Me with all Your Heart Ray Charles Singers
Love Potion Number 9 Searchers
Maggieís Farm Dylan, Bob
Matchbox Beatles
Matchbox Carl Perkins
Maybe I Know Gore, Lesley
Maybelline Rivers, Johnny
Memphis Rivers, Johnny
Midnight Mary Powers, Joey
Misery Beatles
Mountain of Love Rivers, Johnny
Mr. Lonely Vinton, Bobby
Muddy Water Rivers, Johnny
My Bonnie Beatles
My Boy Lollipop Small, Millie
My Guy Wells, Mary
My Heart Cries For You Charles, Ray
Navy Blue Renay, Diane
Needles and Pins Searchers
New Girl in School, the Jan & Dean
No Particular Place to Go Berry, Chuck
Nobody I Know Peter & Gordon
Not Fade Away Rolling Stones
Oh Pretty Woman Orbison, Roy
Out of Limits Marketts
P. S. I Love You Beatles
Peanuts Four Seasons
Penetration Pyramids
People Streisand, Barbra
People Say Dixie Cups
Please Mr. Postman Beatles
Please Please Me Beatles
Pom Pom Play Girl Beach Boys
Promised Land, the Berry, Chuck
Rag Doll Four Seasons
Reach Out For Me Warwick, Dionne
Remember Walking in the Sand Shangri-Las
Ride the Wild Surf Jan & Dean
Ringo Greene, Lorne
Roll Over Beethoven Beatles
Ronnie Four Seasons
Route 66 Rolling Stones
Run, Run, Run Supremes
Saturday Night at the Movies Drifters
Save it for Me Four Seasons
See the Funny Little Clown Goldsboro, Bobby
She Knows Me too Well Beach Boys
She Loves You Beatles
Sheís a Woman Beatles
Sheís Not There Zombies
Shoop Shoop Song (Itís in His Kiss) Everett, Betty
Sidewalk Surfiní Jan & Dean
Sie Liebt Dich Beatles
Silence Is Golden Four Seasons
Slow Down Beatles
Softly as I Leave You Sinatra, Frank
Stay Four Seasons
Summer Song Chad & Jeremy
Surfiní Bird Trashmen
Suspicion Stafford, Terry
Talk Back Trembling Lips Tillotson, Johnny
Taste of Honey Beatles
Tell Me What You See Beatles
Tell Me Why Beatles
Tennessee Waltz Cooke, Sam
Thank You Girl Beatles
Thatís the Way Boys Are Gore, Lesley
The Girl from Ipanema Getz & Gilberto
The Warmth of the Sun Beach Boys
The Way You Do the Things You Temptations
There Iíve Said It Again Vinton, Bobby
Thereís a Place Beatles
Things We Said Today Beatles
This Boy Beatles
Three Window Coupe Jan & Dean
Tiger Man Presley, Elvis
Time Is On My Side Rolling Stones
Tobacco Road Nashville Teens
Together Again Charles, Ray
Tra La La La Suzy Dean & Jean
Twist and Shout Beatles
Twist and Shout Isley Brothers
Um, Um Um, Um Um Um Major Lance
Under the Boardwalk Drifters
Viva Las Vegas Presley, Elvis
Walk Donít Run Ventures
Walk On By Warwick, Dionne
Walkiní in the Rain Ronettes
We Got a Good Thing Goiní Rolling Stones
Welcome to My World Reeves, Jim
Wendy Beach Boys
Weíll Sing in the Sunshine Garnett, Gale
What Youíre Doing Beatles
When I Grow Up (To Be a Man) Beach Boys
When the Lovelight Starts Shining Supremes
Where Did Our Love Go Supremes
Whispering Nino Tempo & April Stevens
Wishiní and Hopiní Springfield, Dusty
Wives & Lovers Jones, Jack
World Without Love Peter & Gordon
Yesterdayís Gone Chad & Jeremy
You Canít Do That Beatles
You Donít Have to be a Baby to Cry Caravelles
You Donít Own Me Gore, Lesley
You Never Can Tell Berry, Chuck
You Really Got Me Kinks
Youíll Never Get to Heaven If... Warwick, Dionne
Youíll Never Walk Alone Righteous Brothers


Meanwhile, in 1964...

Police catch the "Boston Strangler," Albert DeSalvo.

March: President Johnson declares war on poverty. He signs an Economic Opportunity Act in August and appoints R. Sargent Shriver, to head the new Office of Economic Opportunity (OEO).

A gallon of gasoline costs 30 cents.

In time for the last of the baby boomers, Hasbro introduces the G.I. Joe doll.

Anticipating the baby boomers, a bar in San Francisco introduces a topless bar. Later that year, the bottoms go, too.

February: The twenty-fourth amendment to the Constitution makes U.S. poll taxes unconstitutional.

The Beatles "invade" the U.S. on Feb, 7, and appearing first on the Ed Sullivan Show.

August: The bodies of three civil rights workers are found in Philadelphia, Mississippi.

July: President Johnson signs the bill enacting Medicare. The "Great Society" is under way.

Dr. Luther L. Terry, the U.S. Surgeon General, issues a report linking cigarette smoking to lung cancer and other diseases.

"Hello Dolly," "Funny Girl," and "Fiddler on the Roof" premier in New York. It is another terrific year for Broadway.

Leonoid Brezhnev assumes power in the Soviet Union. So it appears as though Nikita Khrushchev will not "bury us" after all; but the cold war continues, nevertheless.

December: President Johnson announces a substantial increase in U.S. aid to South Vietnam "to restrain the mounting infiltration of men and equipment by the Hanoi regime in support of the Vietcong."

August: Congress approves the Tonkin Gulf Resolution authorizing President Johnson to "take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression."

The Academy award for Best Picture goes to "My Fair Lady." Julie Andrews wins for Best Actress in "Mary Poppins."


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