1963 in music
1962 in music,
other events of 1963,
1964 in music and the
list of 'years in music'.
- January 1 - The Beatles start a 5 day tour in Scotland to support the release of their new single, "Love Me Do".
- January 7 - Gary U.S. Bonds[?] files a $100,000 lawsuit against Chubby Checker, claiming that Checker stole "Quarter to Three" and turned it into "Dancin' Party." The lawsuit is later settled out of court.
- January 11 - The Whiskey-a-Go-Go[?] night club in Los Angeles, the first disco in the USA, is opened.
- January 12 - Bob Dylan portrays a folk singer in The Madhouse of Castle Street, a radio play for the BBC in London.
- February 16 - The Beatles receive their first #1 hit single, when "Please Please Me" tops the charts in the UK
- February 16 - Paul Anka marries Marie-Ann DeZogheb[?]
- February 22 - The Beatles form Northern Songs[?] Publishing Company.
- March 5 - Patsy Cline is killed in small plane crash near Camden, Tennessee, while on her way to Nashville, Tennessee from St. Louis, Missouri.
- April 29 - 19 year old Andrew Loog Oldh[?] signs a contract with The Rolling Stones, becoming their manager. Oldh had seen the band in concert the previous day at the Crawdaddy Club in London.
- The Beatles record their first album, Please Please Me
- The Righteous Brothers begin performing together;
- Lonnie Mack[?] begins his musical career;
- The Kinks form
- Herman's Hermits form
- Philips introduce the Musicassette at the Berlin Funkaustellung
- Coxsone Dodd opens the first black-owned recording studio in Jamaica
- Lord Shorty[?]'s "Clock and Dagger" is widely considered the first soca recording
- January 4 - Robin Guthrie[?], Cocteau Twins
- January 26 - Jazzie B[?], Soul II Soul[?]
- January 26 - Andrew Ridgeley[?], Wham!
- January 28 - Dan Spitz[?], Anthrax
- February 2 - Eva Cassidy
- February 19 - Seal
- March 1 - Dan Michaels, The Choir, The Swirling Eddies, owner of Galaxy21 Music[?]
- March 4 - Jason Newsted, Metallica
- March 10 - Jeff Ament[?], Pearl Jam
- March 15 - Bret Michaels[?], Poison
- April 8 - Julian Lennon, son of John Lennon
- June 25 - George Michael
- June 30 - Yngwie J. Malmsteen, guitar preformer
- July 22 - Emily Saliers[?], Indigo Girls
- August 3 - James Hetfield[?], Metallica
- August 22 - Tori Amos
- August 22 - James DeBarge[?], DeBarge[?]
- October 26 - Natalie Merchant
- October 30 - Jerry DeBorg[?], Jesus Jones[?]
- November 1 - Rick Allen[?], Def Leppard
- November 2 - Bobby Dall[?], Poison
- December 26 - Lars Ulrich[?], Metallica
- December 31 - Scott Ian[?], Anthrax