The 8th Ivor Novello Awards were presented by WE Butlin MBE and the Songwriters Guild of Great Britain. They were broadcast on BBC Television on 4th May 1963.

The broadcast was introduced by Catherine Boyle and starred Acker Bilk, Matt Monro, The Tornados, Steve Race, Ron Grainer, Gordon Franks and on film Cliff Richard and The Shadows.

The Most Performed Work of the Year

Stranger On The Shore – WINNER
Written by Acker Bilk
Published by Sherwin Music

Wonderful Land
Written by Jerry Lordan
Published by Francis, Day & Hunter

The ‘A’ Side of the Record Issued in 1962 Which Achieved the Highest Certified British Sales

Bachelor Boy
Written by Cliff Richard and Bruce Welch
Released and Published in the UK by EMI and Elstree Music

Telstar – WINNER
Written by Joe Meek
Released and Published in the UK by Decca and Ivy Music

The Most Outstanding Song of the Year, Musically and Lyrically

Written by Norman Newell and Russ Conway
Published by Kassner

My Love and Devotion – WINNER
Written by Howard Barnes, Harold Fields and Joe Roncoroni
Published by John Fields

The Year’s Outstanding Light Orchestral or Other Non-Vocal Composition

Nicola – WINNER
Written by Steve Race
Published by Mills Music

Turkish Coffee
Written by Tony Osborne
Published by Mason Music

The Year’s Outstanding Original Jazz Composition

Outbreak of Murder – WINNER
Written by Gordon Franks
Published by Chappell

Written by Joe Harriott
Published by Allegro Music

The Year’s Outstanding Score of a Musical

Written by Lionel Bart
Published by Apollo Music

Summer Holiday – WINNER
Written by Brian Bennett, Stanley Black, Ronald Cass, Mike Conlin, Hank Marvin, Peter Myers, Cliff Richard and Bruce Welch
Published by Elstree Music

The Year’s Outstanding Composition in a Film, Radio Production or Television Programme

March from A Little Suite
Written by Trevor Duncan
Published by Boosey & Hawkes

Steptoe and Son – WINNER
Written by Ron Grainer
Published by Essex Music

Special Award for Outstanding Services to British Popular and Light Music

Lawrence Wright

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