- The Whiskey-a-go-go opens in Los Angles.
- Car songs are huge, Shut Down, Little Deuce Coupe, Hey little Cobra and Drag City.
- The British launch a show similar to American Bandstand called Ready, Steady, Go!
- Bobby Darin becomes the first Rock and Roll Star to be nominated for an Academy Award, Best Supporting Actor in “Captain Newman M.D.”.
- Beatlemania sweeps England and “I want to hold your hand” will be released at the end of the year in the US and will ultimately be huge in 1964.
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