1965 in music


1965 in music

"See also:"

Events

*January 4 - Fender Musical Instruments Corporation is sold to CBS for $13 million.
*January 12 - "Hullabaloo" premieres on NBC. The first show included performances by the New Christy Minstrels, comedian Woody Allen, actress Joey Heatherton and a segment from London in which Brian Epstein introduces The Zombies and Gerry & the Pacemakers.
*January 17 - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts' book, "Ode to a High Flying Bird", a tribute to jazz great Charlie Parker, is published.
*January 21 - The Animals' show at New York's Apollo Theater is canceled after the U.S. Immigration Department forces the group to leave the theater.
*January 21 - The Rolling Stones and Roy Orbison travel to Sydney, Australia to begin their Australian tour.
*January 23 - "Downtown" hits #1, making Petula Clark the first British female vocalist to reach the coveted position since the arrival of The Beatles.
*January 24 - The Animals appear a second time on "The Ed Sullivan Show".
*January 27 - Paul Simon appears on BBC radio for the first time, on their "Five To Ten" show, discussing and playing thirteen songs, twelve of which would appear on his May-recorded and August-released UK-only album, "The Paul Simon Song Book".
*February 6 - Donovan performs the first of three performances on the British television program "Ready, Steady, Go!". This presents him to a widespread audience for the first time.
*February 12 - NME reports the Beatles will star in a film adaptation of Richard Condon's novel "A Talent for Loving". The story is about a 1,400-mile horse race that takes place in the old west. The film is never made.
*February 24 - The Beatles begin filming their second film, "Help!".
*March 4 - Producer Tom Wilson, (Simon and Garfunkel) records a heavy backing band onto the song "The Sounds of Silence", without the knowledge of Paul Simon, for release on a 45 rpm single, and the b-side, "We've Got A Groovey Thing Goin'" . The single will go on to hit #1 on the "Billboard" charts in December.
*March 18 - Rolling Stones Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, and Bill Wyman are fined five pounds for urinating on the wall of a London gas station. The band had asked to use the restroom, but it was out of order.
*April 11 - The New Musical Express poll winners' concert takes place featuring performances by The Beatles, The Animals, The Rolling Stones, Freddie and the Dreamers, the Kinks, the Searchers, Herman's Hermits, The Anita Kerr Singers, Moody Blues, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, Donovan, Them, Cilla Black, Dusty Springfield and Tom Jones.
*April 21 - The Beach Boys appear on "Shindig!" performing their most recent hit, "Do You Wanna Dance?"
*April 26 - Leopold Stokowski conducts the first complete performance of Charles Ives' "Symphony No. 4", more than ten years after the composer's death
*May 5 - Alan Price leaves The Animals. He is replaced by Mick Gallagher before Dave Rowberry is the real new member.
*May 6 - Keith Richards and Mick Jagger begin work on "Satisfaction" in their Clearwater, Florida hotel room. Richards came up with the classic guitar riff while playing around with his brand new Gibson "Fuzz box".
*May 9 - Bob Dylan performs the first of two concerts at London's Royal Albert Hall, concluding his tour of Europe. Audience members include The Beatles, and Donovan.
*May 30 - The Animals appear a third time on "The Ed Sullivan Show".
*June 12- The Beatles were appointed Members of the British Empire (MBE) by the Queen. Since it was unusual for rock stars to be appointed as MBEs, a number of previous recipients complained and protested.
*July 25 - Bob Dylan plays Newport Folk Festival, is booed for playing electric set with The Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Joan Baez and Donovan also play sets.
*August 6 - The Small Faces release their first R&B single in the UK "Whatcha Gonna Do About It".
*August 15 - The Beatles play at Shea Stadium, the first rock concert to be held in a venue of that size. The concert also set new world records for attendance (55,600+) and for revenue.
*August 27 - The Beatles visit Elvis Presley at his home in Bel-Air. It is the first and only time the band and the singer met.
*September - Paul Simon is about to go on stage at a Danish folk club when he learns that his song "The Sounds Of Silence" has entered the top 100 in the "Billboard" charts.
*September 30 - Donovan appears on "Shindig!" in the U.S. and plays Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Universal Soldier".
*October 15 - Guitarist Jimi Hendrix signs a three year recording contract with Ed Chaplin, receiving $1 and 1% royalty on records with Curtis Knight. The agreement will later cause continuous litigation problems with Hendrix and other record labels.
*October 17 - The Animals appear a fourth time on "The Ed Sullivan Show".
*November 5 - The Small Faces release their 2nd R&B single "I've Got Mine" featured in film "Dateline Diamonds".
*November 26 - Arlo Guthrie is arrested in Great Barrington, Massachusetts for the crime of littering, perpetrated the day before (Thanksgiving) in the nearby town of Stockbridge. The resultant events and adventure would be immortalized in the song "Alice's Restaurant".
*Paul Simon spends most of the year in the United Kingdom, building his career as a traveling solo folk-rock singer-songwriter, teaming up with Bruce Woodley of The Seekers.
*Dalida receives the Cico Viola Prize in Brazil for her hit single "Zorba o Greco" and is named favourite French singer in an FOP poll.
*Commercial sale of pre-recorded musicassettes begin in Europe.

Bands

*The Grateful Dead's musical career begins
*The Delfonics' musical career begins
*Jefferson Airplane's musical career begins
*Lucinda Williams' musical career begins
*Los Jairas forms
*Mireille Mathieu's recording career begins
*Paul & Paula break up
*The Velvet Underground forms
*Pink Floyd (originaly called "The Pink Floyd Sounds") begins

Albums released

*"The 4 Seasons Entertain You" - The 4 Seasons
*"500% More Man" - Bo Diddley
*"A Charlie Brown Christmas" - Vince Guaraldi
*"A Love Supreme" - John Coltrane
*"A Man and His Music" - Frank Sinatra
*"A Song Will Rise" - Peter, Paul and Mary
*"A World of Our Own" - The Seekers
*"The All Seeing Eye" - Wayne Shorter
*"An Evening with Ornette Coleman" - Ornette Coleman
*"The Angry Young Them" - Them
*"The Animals on Tour" - The Animals
*"Animal Tracks" - The Animals
*"Art Forms of Dimensions Tomorrow" - Sun Ra
*"Ascension" - John Coltrane
*"At The Golden Cirle Vol. 1 & 2" - Ornette Coleman
*"Baby Don't Go" - Sonny and Cher
*"Beach Boys' Party!" - The Beach Boys
*"The Beach Boys Today!" - The Beach Boys
*"Beatles '65" - The Beatles
*"Beatles VI" - The Beatles
*"Bert Jansch" - Bert Jansch
*"Bleeker & MacDougal" - Fred Neil
*"Blues, Songs and Ballads" - Tom Rush
*"Bringing It All Back Home"- Bob Dylan
*"By Myself" - Julie London
*"Celebrations For a Grey Day" - Richard Farina and Mimi Farina
*"Chappaqua Suite" - Ornette Coleman
*"Come My Way" - Marianne Faithfull
*"Complete Communion" - Don Cherry
*"Cornbread" - Lee Morgan
*"Country Willie: His Own Songs" - Willie Nelson
*"Creation" - John Coltrane
*"December's Children (And Everybody's)" - The Rolling Stones
*"Do You Believe in Magic" - The Lovin' Spoonful
*"Doris Day's Sentimental Journey" - Doris Day
*"Downtown" - Petula Clark
*"The Early Beatles" - The Beatles
*"Ella at Duke's Place" - Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington
*"Ella in Hamburg" - Ella Fitzgerald
*"Elvis for Everyone" - Elvis Presley
*"E.S.P." - Miles Davis
*"Ev'rything's Coming Up Dusty" - Dusty Springfield
*"Fairytale" - Donovan
*"Farewell, Angelina" - Joan Baez
*"Feeling Good" - Julie London
*"Fiddler On The Roof" - Original Soundtrack
*"Fifth Album" - Judy Collins
*"Fire Music" - Archie Shepp
*"For Your Love" - The Yardbirds
*"The Four Tops Second Album" - The Four Tops
*"Fresh Berry's" - Chuck Berry
*"The Fugs First Album" - The Fugs
*"The Gigolo" - Lee Morgan
*"Girl Happy" - Elvis Presley
*"Gleanings" - John Coltrane
*"Going Places" - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
*"Going To A Go-Go" - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
*"The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads" - Otis Redding
*"Hang On Sloopy" - The McCoys
*"Harum Scarum (OST) - Elvis Presley
*"Having a Rave Up with The Yardbirds" - The Yardbirds
*"The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume 1" - Sun Ra
*"The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume 2" - Sun Ra
*"Help!" - The Beatles
*"Here Are the Sonics" - The Sonics
*"Here Comes the Whistleman" - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
*"Herman's Hermits On Tour" - Herman's Hermits
*"Hey! Good Lookin' - Bo Diddley
*"Highway 61 Revisited" - Bob Dylan
*"Hold On!" - Herman's Hermits
*"Hoodoo Man Blues" - Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band
*"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" - Marvin Gaye
*"I Ain't Marching Anymore" - Phil Ochs
*"I Know a Place" - Petula Clark
*"I Put A Spell On You" - Nina Simone
*"Infinity" - Lee Morgan
*"In The Beginning" - The Animals
*"Introducing Herman's Hermits" - Herman's Hermits
*"Introducing The Beau Brummels" - The Beau Brummels
*"Jackson C. Frank" - Jackson C. Frank
*"The John Coltrane Quartet Plays" - John Coltrane
*"Kinda Kinks" - The Kinks
*"The Kink Kontroversy" - The Kinks
*"Kinks Kinkdom" - The Kinks
*"Kinks Size" - The Kinks
*"Kirk's Works" - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
*"Kulu Se Mama" - John Coltrane
*"Latin for Lovers" - Doris Day
*"Live at The Plugged Nickel" - Miles Davis
*"Live at the Regal" - B.B. King
*"Live at the Tivoli" - Ornette Coleman
*"Live In Paris" - John Coltrane
*"Live in Seattle" - John Coltrane
*"Living Space" - John Coltrane
*"Look at Us" - Sonny and Cher
*"L.O.V.E" - Nat King Cole
*"The Magic City" - Sun Ra
*"The Magnificent Moodies" - The Moody Blues
*"Maiden Voyage" - Herbie Hancock
*"A Man and His Music" - Frank Sinatra
*"Mann Made" - Manfred Mann
*"Maria Bethânia" - Maria Bethânia
*"Marianne Faithfull" - Marianne Faithfull
*"Mary Poppins" - Original Soundtrack
*"Meditations" - John Coltrane
*"Meet The Vogues" - The Vogues
*"Mr. Tambourine Man" - The Byrds
*"My Fair Lady" - Original Soundtrack
*"My Generation" - The Who
*"My Kind of Broadway" - Frank Sinatra
*"My Name Is Barbra" - Barbra Streisand
*"My Name Is Barbra, Two..." - Barbra Streisand
*"New Thing at Newport" - John Coltrane and Archie Shepp
*"No Living Without Love" - Manfred Mann
*"Nothing But the Truth" - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
*"Odetta Sings Dylan" - Odetta
*"Om" - John Coltrane
*"On This Night" - Archie Shepp with Bobby Hutcherson
*"The One in the Middle" - Manfred Mann
*"Ooooooweeee!!!" - Dusty Springfield
*"Orange Blossom Special" - Johnny Cash
*"Orbisongs" - Roy Orbison
*"Otis Blue" - Otis Redding
*"Otis Redding Sings Soul" - Otis Redding
*"Our Fair Lady" - Julie London
*"Our Shining Hour" - Sammy Davis, Jr.
*"Out of Our Heads" - The Rolling Stones
*"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag - James Brown
*"Pastel Blues" - Nina Simone
*"The Paul Butterfield Blues Band" - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
*"The Paul Simon Song Book" - Paul Simon
*"People Get Ready" - The Impressions
*"Petula Clark Sings The World's Greatest International Hits" - Petula Clark
*"The Pretty Things" - Pretty Things
*"Recorded Live on Stage" - The 4 Seasons
*"The Return of Rock" - Jerry Lee Lewis
*"Rip Rig & Panic" - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
*"The Rolling Stones No. 2 - The Rolling Stones
*"The Rolling Stones, Now!" - The Rolling Stones
*"Roustabout" - Elvis Presley
*"Roy Head and the Traits" - Roy Head and The Traits
*"Rubber Soul" - The Beatles
*"The Rumproller" - Lee Morgan
*"The Scene Changes" - Perry Como
*"Sammy's Back on Broadway" - Sammy Davis, Jr.
*"See What Tomorrow Brings" - Peter, Paul and Mary
*" - John Coltrane
*"The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick" - Dionne Warwick
*"September of My Years" - Frank Sinatra
*"" - Frank Sinatra
*"Sings the Ballads of the True West" - Johnny Cash
*"Skip James Today!" - Skip James
*"Slightly Latin" - Rahsaan Roland Kirk
*"Smokin' at the Half Note" - Wynton Kelly and Wes Montgomery
*"Softly as I Leave You" - Frank Sinatra
*"Soul Dressing" - Booker T and the M.G.s
*"The Sound of Music" - Original Soundtrack
*"The Sound of Music" - Richard Rodgers
*"The Sound of the Shadows" - The Shadows
*"Stan Getz and Bill Evans" - Stan Getz and Bill Evans
*"Strangers (Merle Haggard album)|Strangers" - Merle Haggard
*"Storm Warning!" - Dick Morrissey Quartet
*"Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!)" - The Beach Boys
*"Take It Easy" - The Walker Brothers
*"The Temptations Sing Smokey" - The Temptations
*"Temptin' Temptations" - The Temptations
*"That Travelin' Two-Beat" - Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney
*"There Is Only One Roy Orbison" - Roy Orbison
*"To the Beat of a Different Drummer" - John Coltrane
*"Tom Rush" - Tom Rush
*"The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death" - John Fahey
*"Turn! Turn! Turn!" - The Byrds
*"Under Milk Wood" - Stan Tracey
*"Unity" - Larry Young
*"Universal Soldier" - Donovan
*"What's Bin Did and What's Bin Hid" - Donovan
*"Whipped Cream & Other Delights" - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
*"Who's Crazy Vol. 1 & 2" - Ornette Coleman
*"Why Is There Air?" - Bill Cosby
*"The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim" - Antonio Carlos Jobim
*"Wooly Bully" - Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs
*"¡Viva! Vaughan" - Sarah Vaughan
*"The Zombies" - The Zombies

Biggest hit singles

The following songs achieved the highest [http://tsort.info/music/yr1965.htm chart positions] in the charts of 1965.

ome American and/or British Hit Singles

*"1-2-3" - Len Barry
*"A Change Is Gonna Come" - Sam Cooke
*"A Lover's Concerto" - The Toys
*"A Must to Avoid" - Herman's Hermits
*"A Taste of Honey" - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
*"A World of Our Own" - The Seekers
*"Act Naturally" - The Beatles
*"Action" - Freddy Cannon
*"Ain't That Peculiar" - Marvin Gaye
*"All Day and All of the Night" - The Kinks
*"All I Really Want to Do" - The Byrds
*"All I Really Want to Do" - Cher
*"All Summer Long" - The Beach Boys
*"Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" - The Who
*"As Tears Go By" - Marianne Faithfull
*"As Tears Go By" - The Rolling Stones
*"Ask The Lonely" - The Four Tops
*"At The Club" - The Drifters
*"Attack" - The Toys
*"Baby Don't Go" - Sonny and Cher
*"Baby Please Don't Go" - Them
*"Baby the Rain Must Fall" - Glenn Yarbrough
*"Back in My Arms Again" - The Supremes
*"Barbara Ann" - The Beach Boys
*"Before and After" - Chad and Jeremy
*"The Birds and the Bees" - Jewel Akens
*"The Boy From New York City" - The Ad Libs
*"Bring It On Home to Me" - The Animals
*"Bye Bye Baby" - The 4 Seasons
*"California Dreamin'" - The Mamas and the Papas
*"California Girls" - The Beach Boys
*"Can't You Hear My Heartbeat" - Herman's Hermits
*"Cara- Lin" - The Strangeloves
*"Cara Mia" - Jay and the Americans
*"The Carnival Is Over" - The Seekers
*"Cast Your Fate to the Wind" - Sounds Orchestral
*"Catch the Wind" - Donovan
*"Catch Us If You Can" - The Dave Clark Five
*"The Clapping Song" - Shirley Ellis
*"Colours" - Donovan
*"Come See About Me" - The Supremes
*"Concrete and Clay" - Unit Four Plus Two
*"Count Me In" - Gary Lewis and the Playboys
*"Crying in the Chapel" - Elvis Presley
*"Dance, Dance, Dance" - The Beach Boys
*"Day Tripper" - The Beatles
*"Do The Clam" - Elvis Presley
*"Do The Freddie" - Freddie and the Dreamers
*"Do-Wacka-Do" - Roger Miller
*"Do You Believe in Magic" - The Lovin' Spoonful
*"Do You Wanna Dance" - The Beach Boys
*"Don't Just Stand There" - Patty Duke
*"Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" - The Animals
*"Don't Mess With Bill" - The Marvelettes
*"Down in the Boondocks" - Billy Joe Royal
*"Downtown" - Petula Clark
*"Dreamsville" - The Anita Kerr Quartette
*"The Duck" - Jackie Lee
*"Ebb Tide" - The Righteous Brothers
*"Eight Days a Week" - The Beatles
*"Engine Engine No. 9" - Roger Miller
*"England Swings" - Roger Miller
*"Eve of Destruction" - Barry McGuire
*"Everybody Loves A Clown" - Gary Lewis and the Playboys
*"Everyone's Gone to the Moon" - Jonathan King
*"Evil Hearted You" - The Yardbirds
*"Ferry Cross The Mersey" - Gerry and the Pacemakers
*"Fever" - The McCoys
*"Five O'Clock World" -The Vogues
*"For Your Love" - The Yardbirds
*"Game of Love" - Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders
*"Get Off of My Cloud" - The Rolling Stones
*"Girl Come Running" - The 4 Seasons
*"Give Him a Great Big Kiss" - The Shangri-Las
*"Go Now" - The Moody Blues
*"Goin' Out of My Head" - Little Anthony and The Imperials (released in 1964, but charted in 1965)
*"Going to a Go-Go" - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
*"Goldfinger" - Shirley Bassey
*"Goodbye My Love" - The Searchers
*"Got to Get You Out of My Mind" - Solomon Burke
*"Hang on Sloopy" - The McCoys
*"Heart Full of Soul" - The Yardbirds
*"Heart of Stone" - The Rolling Stones
*"Help!" - The Beatles
*"Help Me Rhonda" - The Beach Boys
*"Here Comes the Night" - Them
*"Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me" - Mel Carter
*"How Soon" - The Anita Kerr Quartette
*"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" - Marvin Gaye
*"Hurts So Bad" - Little Anthony and The Imperials
*"I Ain't Gonna Eat My Heart Out Anymore" - The Young Rascals
*"I Can Never Go Home Anymore" - The Shangri-Las
*"I Can't Explain" - The Who
*"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" - The Four Tops
*"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" - The Rolling Stones
*"I Do Love You" - Billy Stewart
*"I Feel Fine" - The Beatles
*"I Got You (I Feel Good)" - James Brown
*"I Got You Babe" - Sonny & Cher
*"I Hear a Symphony" - The Supremes
*"I Know a Place" - Petula Clark
*"I Like It Like That" - The Dave Clark Five
*"I Really Want to Know You" - The Anita Kerr Quartette
*"I Want Candy" - The Strangeloves
*"Il Silenzio" - Nini Rosso
*"I'll Be Doggone" - Marvin Gaye
*"I'll Be There" - Gerry and the Pacemakers
*"I'll Never Find Another You" - The Seekers
*"I'm a Man" - The Yardbirds
*"I'm Henry VIII, I Am" - Herman's Hermits
*"I'm Telling You Now" - Freddie and the Dreamers
*"I'm Yours" - Elvis Presley
*"Iko Iko" - The Dixie Cups
*"The 'In' Crowd" - Dobie Gray
*"In the Midnight Hour" - Wilson Pickett
*"It Ain't Me Babe" - The Turtles
*"It's Alright" - Adam Faith
*"It's Gonna Be Alright" - Gerry and the Pacemakers
*"It's Growing" - The Temptations
*"It's My Life" - The Animals
*"It's Not Unusual" - Tom Jones
*"It's the Same Old Song" - The Four Tops
*"The Jerk" - The Larks
*"The Jolly Green Giant" - The Kingsmen
*"Just a Little" - The Beau Brummels
*"Just a Little Bit Better" - Herman's Hermits
*"Just Once In My Life" - The Righteous Brothers
*"Kansas City Star" - Roger Miller
*"Keep On Dancing" - The Gentry
*"Keep Searchin'(We'll Follow the Sun)" - Del Shannon
*"King of the Road" - Roger Miller
*"Land of a Thousand Dances" - Cannibal and the Headhunters
*"Last Chance To Turn Around" - Gene Pitney
*"The Last Time" - The Rolling Stones
*"Laugh Laugh" - The Beau Brummels
*"Laurie (Strange Things Happen)" - Dickie Lee
*"Lemon Tree" - Trini Lopez
*"Letkiss" (Several versions)
*"Let's Hang On" - The Four Seasons
*"Let's Lock the Door ( and Throw Away the Key)" - Jay and the Americans
*"Liar, Liar" - The Castaways
*"Like a Rolling Stone" - Bob Dylan
*"The Little Girl I Once Knew" - The Beach Boys
*"Little Things" - Bobby Goldsboro
*"Look of Love" - Lesley Gore
*"Love Potion #9" - The Searchers
*"A Lover's Concerto" - The Toys
*"Make the World Go Away" - Eddy Arnold
*"Marie" - The Bachelors
*"The Men In My Little Girl's Life" - Mike Douglas
*"Mr. Lonely" - Bobby Vinton
*"Mr. Tambourine Man" - The Byrds
*"Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" - Herman's Hermits
*"My Baby" - The Temptations
*"My Generation" - The Who
*"My Girl" - The Temptations
*"My Girl Has Gone" - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
*"My Love" - Petula Clark
*"My Town, My Guy and Me" - Lesley Gore
*"My World is Empty Without You" - The Supremes
*"The Name Game" - Shirley Ellis
*"New York's a Lonely Town" - The Trade Winds
*"No Arms Can Ever Hold You" - The Bachelors
*"Nothing But Heartaches" - The Supremes
*"Nowhere To Run" - Martha and the Vandellas
*"Ooo Baby Baby" - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
*"Over and Over" - The Dave Clark Five
*"Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" - James Brown
*"Positively 4th Street" - Bob Dylan
*"Puppet on a String" - Elvis Presley
*"Queen of the House" - Judy Miller
*"The Race Is On" - Jack Jones
*"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" - Bert Kaempfert
*"Red Roses for a Blue Lady" - Vic Dana
*"Rescue Me" - Fontella Bass
*"Respect" - Otis Redding
*"Round Every Corner" - Petula Clark
*"Save Your Heart for Me" - Gary Lewis and the Playboys
*"See My Friends" - The Kinks
*"Send Me the Pillow You Dream On" - Dean Martin
*"Set Me Free" - The Kinks
*"Seventh Son" - Johnny Rivers
*"Shake" - Sam Cooke
*"She's About a Mover" - Sir Douglas Quintet
*"She's a Woman" - The Beatles
*"She's Just My Style" - Gary Lewis and the Playboys
*"Shot Gun" - Jr. Walker & The All Stars
*"Silhouettes" - Herman's Hermits
*"Since I Lost My Baby" - The Temptations
*"Sitting in the Park" - Billy Stewart
*"Some Enchanted Evening" - Jay and the Americans
*"Something About You" - The Four Tops
*"The Sound of Silence" - Simon and Garfunkel
*"Spanish Flea" - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
*"Still I'm Sad" - The Yardbirds
*"Stop! In the Name of Love" - The Supremes
*"Stranger in Town" - Del Shannon
*"Subterranean Homesick Blues" - Bob Dylan
*"Such an Easy Question" - Elvis Presley
*"Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows" - Lesley Gore
*"Super-Cali-Fragil-Istic-Expi-Ali-Doucious" - Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke and The Pearls
*"Take Me Back" - Little Anthony and The Imperials
*"Tears" - Ken Dodd (This became the biggest selling UK single of 1965, a #1 for 5 weeks selling over two million copies)
*"Tell Her No" - The Zombies
*"This Diamond Ring" - Gary Lewis and the Playboys
*"Thunderball" - Tom Jones
*"Ticket to Ride" - The Beatles
*"Tijuana Taxi" - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass
*"Till the End of the Day" - The Kinks
*"Tired of Waiting for You" - The Kinks
*"Too Little Time" - The Anita Kerr Quartette
*"Tossing and Turning" - The Ivy League
*"The Tracks of My Tears" - Smokey Robinson and the Miracles
*"Treat Her Right" - Roy Head and the Traits
*"Turn Turn Turn" - The Byrds
*"Twine Time" - Alvin Cash and The Crawlers
*"Unchained Melody" - The Righteous Brothers
*"We Can Work It Out" - The Beatles
*"We Gotta Get Out of This Place" - The Animals
*"Well Respected Man" - The Kinks
*"What Have They Done to the Rain?" - The Searchers
*"What the World Needs Now Is Love" - Jackie DeShannon
*"What's New, Pussycat?" - Tom Jones
*"Whenever a Teen Ager Cries" - Reparata and the Delrons
*"Who Will Be the Next In Line" - The Kinks
*"Whose Heart Are You Breaking Tonight?" - Connie Francis
*"Wooly Bully" - Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs
*"Wonderful World" - Herman's Hermits
*"Yes I'm Ready" - Barbara Mason
*"Yes It Is" - The Beatles
*"Yesterday" - The Beatles
*"You Didn't Have To Be So Nice" - The Lovin' Spoonful
*"You Turn Me On" - Ian Whitcomb
*"You Were Made For Me" - Freddie and the Dreamers
*"You Were On My Mind" - We Five
*"You'd Better Come Home" - Petula Clark
*"You're The One" - The Vogues
*"You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" - The Silkie
*"You've Got Your Troubles" - The Fortunes
*"You've Lost That Loving Feeling" - The Righteous Brothers
*"Zobra The Greek" - Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass"See also": Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1965

Published popular music

* "Call Me" w.m. Tony Hatch
* "The Carnival Is Over" w.m. Tom Springfield
* "Do I Hear a Waltz?" w. Stephen Sondheim m. Richard Rodgers. Introduced by Elizabeth Allen in the musical "Do I Hear a Waltz?".
* "Goldfinger" w. Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley m. John Barry. Introduced by Shirley Bassey on the soundtrack of the film "Goldfinger"
* "Honey Come Back" w.m. Jimmy Webb
* "I Have Confidence" w.m. Richard Rodgers, from the film "The Sound of Music"
* "I Know a Place" w.m. Tony Hatch
* "The Impossible Dream" w. Joe Darion m. Mitch Leigh Introduced by Richard Kiley in the musical "Man of La Mancha"
* "Jeannie" w.m. Hugo Montenegro and Buddy Kaye, theme from the TV series "I Dream of Jeannie"
* "Michelle" w.m. John Lennon & Paul McCartney
* "Moment To Moment" w. Johnny Mercer m. Henry Mancini from the film "Moment to Moment"
* "On A Clear Day (You Can See Forever)" w. Alan Jay Lerner m. Burton Lane introduced by John Cullum in the musical "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever". Performed in the 1970 film version by Yves Montand.
* "The Shadow of Your Smile" w. Paul Francis Webster m. Johnny Mandel
* "Something Good" w.m. Richard Rodgers, from the film "The Sound of Music"
* "Somewhere My Love (Lara's Theme)" Paul Francis Webster m. Maurice Jarre from the film "Doctor Zhivago"
* "What The World Needs Now Is Love". Hal David m. Burt Bacharach
* "What's New Pussycat" w. Hal David m. Burt Bacharach from the film "What's New Pussycat?"
* "Who Can I Turn To?" w.m. Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley from the musical "The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd"
* "A World of Our Own" w.m. Tom Springfield
* "(On A) Wonderful Day Like Today" w.m. Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley from the musical "The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd"
* "You'd Better Come Home" w.m. Tony Hatch
* "You're the One" w.m. Petula Clark and Tony Hatch

Classical music

*Gilbert Biberian - "Greek Suite" for guitar
*George Crumb
**"Madrigals, Books I" for soprano, vibraphone, and double bass
**"Madrigals, Books II" for soprano, flute/alto flute/piccolo, and percussion
*Mario Davidovsky - "Inflexions" for chamber ensemble
*Roberto Gerhard - "Concerto for Orchestra"
*Vittorio Giannini - "Symphony no. 5"
*György Ligeti - "Requiem for Soprano and Mezzo Soprano solo, mixed Chorus and Orchestra (1963-65)"
*Eduard Tubin - "Sonata for Viola and Pia
*Black and gold - sam sparro

Opera

*Jack Beeson - "Lizzie Borden"

Musical theater

* "Baker Street" Broadway production
* "Carousel" (Rodgers & Hammerstein) - Broadway revival
* "Charlie Girl" London production opened at the Adelphi Theatre on December 15.
* "Do I Hear A Waltz?" (Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim) - Broadway production
* "Drat! The Cat!" - Broadway production
* "Flora the Red Menace" (Music: John Kander Lyrics: Fred Ebb) Broadway production opened on May 11 and ran for 87 performances. Starring Liza Minnelli.
* "Half a Sixpence" - Broadway production
* "Hello, Dolly!" (Jerry Herman) - London production
* "Man of La Mancha" (Joe Darion and Mitch Leigh) - Broadway production
* "On a Clear Day You Can See Forever" - Broadway production
* "Pickwick" - Broadway production
* "The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd" - Broadway production
* "Twang!" (Music, Lyrics and Book: Lionel Bart) London production opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on December 20.

Musical films

* "Help!"
* "The Sound of Music"
* "When the Boys Meet the Girls"

Births

*January 4 - Beth Gibbons, Portishead
*January 12 - Rob Zombie
*January 15 - Adam Jones of Tool
*January 20 - Greg Kriesel of The Offspring
*January 20 - Heather Small, soul singer
*January 22 - Steven Adler of Guns N' Roses
*January 25 - Toni Halliday, lead singer and bass guitarist of Curve
*February 18 - Dr. Dre
*February 25 - Brian Baker of Minor Threat and Bad Religion
*March 23 - Marti Pellow of Wet Wet Wet
*April 12 - Pinchers, reggae/dancehall artist
*April 18 - Vinnie Moore
*April 25 - Eric Avery, Jane's Addiction
*May 13 - Tasmin Little, violinist
*May 16 - Krist Novoselic, Nirvana bassist
*May 17 - Trent Reznor, Nine Inch Nails
*May 31 - Lisa I'Anson, DJ
*June 10 - Jimmy Chamberlin of The Smashing Pumpkins
*July 9 - Courtney Love, Hole
*July 19 - Evelyn Glennie, percussionist
*July 23 - Slash, guitarist of Velvet Revolver
*August 6 -
**Ravi Coltrane, saxophonist
**Yuki Kajiura, composer
*August 28 - Shania Twain
*September 3 - Todd Lewis, Toadies
*September 7 - Angela Gheorghiu, soprano
*September 12 - Norwood Fisher, Fishbone
*September 13 - Zak Starkey, drummer (The Who, Oasis), son of Ringo Starr.
*September 25 - Gene Ween, Ween
*September 26 - Cindy Herron, En Vogue
*October 8 - C.J. Ramone
*October 22 - John Wesley Harding
*November 4 - Wayne Static, Static-X
*November 9 - Bryn Terfel, bass-baritone
*November 20 - Sen Dog, Cypress Hill
*November 21
**Björk
**Gabrielle Glaser, Luscious Jackson
*December 23 - Bobby Schayer of Bad Religion

Deaths

*January 14 - Jeanette MacDonald, singer and actress
*January 20 - Alan Freed, DJ who first used the phrase Rock and Roll
*January 21 - Reino Helismaa, singer-songwriter
*February 15 - Nat King Cole, singer and pianist (complications following surgery for lung cancer)
*February 25 - Leo Sirota, pianist
*March 4 - Asadata Dafora, drummer
*March 8 - Tadd Dameron, jazz pianist and composer
*March 22 - Harry Tierney, musical theatre composer
*March 29 - Zlatko Baloković, violinist
*April 12 - La Belle Otero, dancer and courtesan
*May 1 - Spike Jones, comedy musician
*June 18 - George Melachrino, English conductor, singer and composer
*July 8 - Willie Dennis, jazz trombonist
*July 14 - Spencer Williams
*September 4 - Albert Schweitzer, missionary and musician
*September 8 - Dorothy Dandridge, actress and singer
*September 10 - Bobby Jordan, actor and musician
*September 15 - Steve Brown, jazz musician
*October 17 - Cléo de Mérode, dancer
*October 21 - Bill Black, US musician
*October 27 - Peter La Farge, folk singer-songwriter
*November 6
**Edgard Varèse, French composer
**Clarence Williams
*November 18 - Louis 'Lou' Black, banjo player
*November 25 - Dame Myra Hess, pianist
*December 3 - Hank D'Amico, jazz and swing musician
*December 10 - Henry Cowell, composer
*December 11 - Rafael Hernandez, composer
*December 16 - Tito Schipa, tenor
*December 20 - Charlie Burse, blues musician

Awards

Grammy Awards

*Grammy Awards of 1965

Eurovision Song Contest

*Eurovision Song Contest 1965

See also

Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1965


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