1965 in music

List of notable events in music that took place in the year 1965.

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New bandsEdit

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Albums releasedEdit

JanuaryEdit

Day Album Artist Notes
1 The Chipmunks Sing with Children The Chipmunks -
Odetta Sings Dylan Odetta -
15 The Rolling Stones No. 2 The Rolling Stones UK
21 Four Tops Four Tops Motown
25 Cilla Cilla Black -
Dean Martin Hits Again Dean Martin -
The Folk Album Trini Lopez -
The Good Life With The Drifters The Drifters -
Live in Concert Ray Charles Live
Live! The Ike & Tina Turner Show Ike & Tina Turner Live
The Zombies The Zombies -

FebruaryEdit

Day Album Artist Notes
13 The Rolling Stones, Now! The Rolling Stones US release
Herman's Hermits Herman's Hermits Debut
15 Brenda Lee Sings Top Teen Hits Brenda Lee -
The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick -
22 The Supremes Sing Country, Western and Pop The Supremes -
Orange Blossom Special Johnny Cash -
The Animals on Tour The Animals -
A Love Supreme John Coltrane -
Goin' Out Of My Head Little Anthony & The Imperials
People Get Ready The Impressions -
I'll Be There Gerry and the Pacemakers -
Leader of the Pack The Shangri-Las Debut

MarchEdit

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Girl Happy Elvis Presley Soundtrack
2 Absent Friend Alf Henrikson -
8 The Beach Boys Today! The Beach Boys -
10 I've Got a Tiger By the Tail Buck Owens -
12 The Pretty Things The Pretty Things -
22 Bringing It All Back Home Bob Dylan -
The Early Beatles The Beatles US only
Greatest Hits: From the Beginning The Miracles Greatest Hits
Latin for Lovers Doris Day -
The Temptations Sing Smokey The Temptations Smokey Robinson and The Miracles covers album
The Greatest Hits of Ike & Tina Turner Ike & Tina Turner Greatest Hits
The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads Otis Redding -
Ooooooweeee!!! Dusty Springfield -
Soul Dressing Booker T & the M.G.s -

AprilEdit

Day Album Artist Notes
6 Beatles for Sale The Beatles EP
9 Begin Here The Zombies -
12 Dance Party Martha and the Vandellas -
We Remember Sam Cooke The Supremes Sam Cooke covers LP
15 Come My Way Marianne Faithfull -
16 Bert Jansch Bert Jansch -
19 If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set Tony Bennett -
- Chuck Berry in London Chuck Berry -
I Go to Pieces Peter and Gordon -
Introducing The Beau Brummels The Beau Brummels -
Whipped Cream & Other Delights Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass -

MayEdit

Day Album Artist Notes
14 What's Bin Did and What's Bin Hid Donovan debut
17 Maiden Voyage Herbie Hancock -
The Versatile Brenda Lee Brenda Lee -
25 Before and After Chad & Jeremy -
- Along Came Jones Tom Jones debut
Animal Tracks The Animals UK
The Astrud Gilberto Album Astrud Gilberto -
Bahia John Coltrane -
Herman's Hermits on Tour Herman's Hermits -
The Love Album Trini Lopez -
My Name Is Barbra Barbra Streisand -
My Funny Valentine Miles Davis Live
Wooly Bully Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs featuring hit title track

JuneEdit

Day Album Artist Notes
4 Beatles for Sale (No. 2) The Beatles EP
11 The Angry Young Them Them -
Got Live If You Want It The Rolling Stones EP
13 For Your Love The Yardbirds -
14 Beatles VI The Beatles US only
21 Mr. Tambourine Man The Byrds Debut
- Bobby Vinton Sings for Lonely Nights Bobby Vinton -
Sinatra '65: The Singer Today Frank Sinatra -

JulyEdit

Day Album Artist Notes
1 There Is Only One Roy Orbison Roy Orbison -
2 Angel Eyes Dave Brubeck -
New Thing at Newport John Coltrane and Archie Shepp Live
5 Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) The Beach Boys -
12 Doris Day's Sentimental Journey Doris Day -
The Sound of The Shadows The Shadows -
23 The Magnificent Moodies The Moody Blues -
More Hits by The Supremes The Supremes -
26 Before You Go Buck Owens -
28 Live in Paris John Coltrane Live

AugustEdit

Day Album Artist Notes
2 Look at Us Sonny & Cher -
Sings the Ballads of the True West Johnny Cash Double LP
6 Help! The Beatles -
10 Elvis for Everyone! Elvis Presley Compilation
16 E.S.P. Miles Davis -
30 Highway 61 Revisited Bob Dylan -
- Beat & Soul The Everly Brothers -
The Beau Brummels, Volume 2 Beau Brummels -
Bleecker & MacDougal Fred Neil Debut
The Paul Simon Songbook Paul Simon -
Sammy's Back on Broadway Sammy Davis, Jr. -

SeptemberEdit

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Hollies The Hollies -
2 Too Many Rivers Brenda Lee -
6 Strangers Merle Haggard -
15 Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul Otis Redding -
24 Out of Our Heads The Rolling Stones -
25 Easy The Easybeats
The Ventures a Go-Go The Ventures Dolton Records
- Animal Tracks The Animals US
Ballads of the Hills and Plains Hank Williams, Jr. -
The Big Bad Rock Guitar of Glen Campbell Glen Campbell -
Fifth Album Judy Collins -
September of My Years Frank Sinatra -
We and Our Cadillac Hep Stars -
My Town, My Guy & Me Lesley Gore

OctoberEdit

Day Album Artist Notes
8 Ev'rything's Coming Up Dusty Dusty Springfield -
16 All I Really Want to Do Chér -
18 Merry Christmas Andy Williams -
21 The Shadow of Your Smile Astrud Gilberto -
22 Fairytale Donovan -
- All That's Good Frederick Roach -
Basra Pete La Roca -
Bing Crosby Sings the Great Country Hits Bing Crosby -
Cute 'n' Country Connie Smith -
Farewell, Angelina Joan Baez -
Going Places Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass -
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Burl Ives Christmas
It Ain't Me Babe The Turtles -
Mann Made Manfred Mann -
My Name Is Barbra, Two... Barbra Streisand -
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band The Paul Butterfield Blues Band -
Try a Little Love Sam Cooke Posthumous

NovemberEdit

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Going to a Go-Go Smokey Robinson & the Miracles -
The Supremes at the Copa The Supremes Live
The Temptin' Temptations The Temptations -
3 Harum Scarum Elvis Presley Soundtrack
Tages Tages
8 Beach Boys' Party! The Beach Boys -
11 It Don't Bother Me Bert Jansch -
13 Four Tops' Second Album Four Tops -
15 Having a Rave Up with The Yardbirds The Yardbirds -
24 Kinkdom The Kinks US
26 The Kink Kontroversy The Kinks UK
- Dear John C. Elvin Jones -
Do You Believe in Magic The Lovin' Spoonful -
Fresh Berry's Chuck Berry -
James Brown Plays James Brown Today & Yesterday James Brown -
Manteca! Clare Fischer -
Hep Stars on Stage Hep Stars Live

DecemberEdit

Day Album Artist Notes
3 My Generation The Who Debut
Rubber Soul The Beatles -
4 December's Children (And Everybody's) The Rolling Stones US release
6 The Beatles' Million Sellers The Beatles EP
Turn! Turn! Turn! The Byrds -
17 All Systems – Go! The Honeycombs -
21 Here I Am Dionne Warwick -
- Get the Picture? The Pretty Things -
Jackson C. Frank Jackson C. Frank -
A Charlie Brown Christmas Vince Guaraldi Soundtrack

Release date unknownEdit



Top popular records of 1965Edit

The 1965 year-end list is composed of records that appeared in Billboard HOT 100 charts starting November 1964 and before December 1965. Each week fifteen points were awarded to the number one record, then nine points for number two, eight points for number three, and so on. The total points a record earned determined it's year-end rank. The complete chart life of each record is represented. The Cashbox year-end ranking is also listed, along with other honors as noted.

Rank Artist Title Label Recorded Release Date Charts, Sales
1 The Rolling Stones "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"[3] London 9766 May 12, 1965 (1965-05-12) June 5, 1965 (1965-06-05) US Billboard 1965 #1, US #1 for 4 weeks, 14 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #1, Grammy Hall of Fame 1998, National Recording Registry 2006, 4,500,000 sales[4]
2 The Four Tops "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" Motown 1076 April 10, 1965 (1965-04-10) April 23, 1965 (1965-04-23) US Billboard 1965 #2, US #1 for 2 weeks, 14 total weeks, US R&B 1965 #1, R&B #1 for 9 weeks, 18 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #8, Grammy Hall of Fame 2018, 1,000,000 sales
3 The Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" Phillies 124 October 21, 1964 (1964-10-21) December 1964 (1964-12) US Billboard 1965 #3, US #1 for 2 weeks, 16 total weeks, US R&B 1965 #24, R&B #2 for 1 week, 15 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #3, Grammy Hall of Fame 1998, National Recording Registry 2014, 1,000,000 sales
4 The Byrds "Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)"[5][6] Columbia 4-43424 September 10, 1965 (1965-09-10) October 1, 1965 (1965-10-01) US Billboard 1965 #4, US #1 for 3 weeks, 14 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #17, Grammy Hall of Fame 2001, 1,000,000 sales
5 Petula Clark "Downtown" Warner Bros. 5494 October 16, 1964 (1964-10-16) November 1964 (1964-11) US Billboard 1965 #5, US #1 for 2 weeks, 15 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #7, Grammy Hall of Fame 2003, 3,000,000 sales[4]
6 The Beatles "Yesterday"[7] Capitol 5498 June 14, 1965 (1965-06-14) September 13, 1965 (1965-09-13) US Billboard 1965 #6, US #1 for 4 weeks, 11 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #5, Grammy Hall of Fame 1997, 1,800,000 sales[4]
7 Herman's Hermits "Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" MGM 13341 December 1, 1964 (1964-12-01) April 1965 (1965-04) US Billboard 1965 #7, US #1 for 2 weeks, 15 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #2, 1,500,000 sales[4]
8 The Supremes "Stop! In the Name of Love"[8] Motown 1135 January 5, 1965 (1965-01-05) February 8, 1965 (1965-02-08) US Billboard 1965 #8, US #1 for 2 weeks, 12 total weeks, US R&B 1968 #24, R&B #2 for 3 weeks, 13 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #21, Grammy Hall of Fame 2001, 1,200,000 sales
9 Gary Lewis and the Playboys "This Diamond Ring" Liberty 55756 November 30, 1964 (1964-11-30) January 1965 (1965-01) US Billboard 1965 #9, US #1 for 2 weeks, 12 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #18, 1,000,000 sales
10 The Beatles Help! Capitol 5476 April 13, 1965 (1965-04-13) July 19, 1965 (1965-07-19) US Billboard 1965 #10, US #1 for 3 weeks, 13 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #4, Grammy Hall of Fame 2008, 2,000,000 sales
11 Sonny and Cher "I Got You Babe" Atco 45-6359 June 7, 1965 (1965-06-07) July 9, 1965 (1965-07-09) US Billboard 1965 #11, US #1 for 3 weeks, 14 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #9, Grammy Hall of Fame 2017, 1,000,000 sales
12 The Supremes "I Hear a Symphony" Motown 1135 September 22, 1965 (1965-09-22) October 6, 1965 (1965-10-06) US Billboard 1965 #12, US #1 for 2 weeks, 16 total weeks, US R&B 1968 #24, R&B #2 for 3 weeks, 13 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #24, 1,000,000 sales
13 The Rolling Stones "Get Off Of My Cloud"[3] London 9792 September 6, 1965 (1965-09-06) September 25, 1965 (1965-09-25) US Billboard 1965 #13, US #1 for 2 weeks, 12 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #10, 1,000,000 sales
14 Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs Wooly Bully MGM 13322 December 1964 (1964-12) March 12, 1965 (1965-03-12) US Billboard 1965 #14, US #2 for 2 weeks, 18 total weeks, Grammy Hall of Fame 2009, 1,000,000 sales
15 The Beach Boys "Help Me, Rhonda"[9] Capitol 5395 February 24, 1965 (1965-02-24) April 5, 1965 (1965-04-05) US Billboard 1965 #15, US #1 for 2 weeks, 14 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #22, 1,000,000 sales
16 The Temptations "My Girl"[10] Gordy 7038 November 17, 1964 (1964-11-17) December 21, 1964 (1964-12-21) US Billboard 1965 #16, US #1 for 1 week, 13 total weeks,[11] US R&B 1965 #4, R&B #1 for 6 weeks, 16 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #32, Grammy Hall of Fame 1998, National Recording Registry 2017, 1,000,000 sales
17 Simon and Garfunkel "The Sound of Silence"[12] Columbia 4-43396 March 10, 1964 (1964-03-10) + June 15, 1965 (1965-06-15) September 13, 1965 (1965-09-13) US Billboard 1965 #17, US #1 for 2 weeks, 14 total weeks, CashBox 1966 #15, Grammy Hall of Fame 1998, National Recording Registry 2012, 1,250,000 sales[4]
18 The Byrds "Mr. Tambourine Man"[5] Columbia 4-43271 January 20, 1965 (1965-01-20) April 12, 1965 (1965-04-12) US Billboard 1965 #18, US #1 for 1 week, 13 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #19, Grammy Hall of Fame 1998, 1,250,000 sales[4]
19 Freddie and the Dreamers "I'm Telling You Now" Tower 125 August 22, 1963 (1963-08-22) March 1965 (1965-03) US 1965 #19, US #1 for 2 weeks, 12 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #11, 1,000,000 sales
20 The McCoys "Hang On Sloopy" Bang 506 May 1965 (1965-05) July 1965 (1965-07) US 1965 #20, US #1 for 1 week, 14 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #14, 1,000,000 sales
21 Barry McGuire "Eve Of Destruction" Dunhill 4009 July 15, 1965 (1965-07-15) July 26, 1965 (1965-07-26) US Billboard 1965 #21, US #1 for 1 weeks, 10 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #23, 1,750,000 sales[4]
22 The 4 Seasons featuring The "Sound" of Frankie Valli Let's Hang On Philips 40317 July 1965 (1965-07) September 1965 (1965-09) US Billboard 1965 #22, US #3 for 1 weeks, 16 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #13, 1,000,000 sales
23 Herman's Hermits "I'm Henery the Eighth, I Am" MGM 13367 February 1, 1965 (1965-02-01) June 1965 (1965-06) US Billboard 1965 #23, US #1 for 1 weeks, 10 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #30, 1,000,000 sales
24 The Beatles Ticket to Ride Capitol 5407 April 13, 1965 (1965-04-13) July 19, 1965 (1965-07-19) US Billboard 1965 #24, US #1 for 1 weeks, 11 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #26, 1,000,000 sales
25 The Beatles Eight Days a Week Capitol 5371 October 18, 1964 (1964-10-18) February 1965 (1965-02) US Billboard 1965 #25, US #1 for 2 weeks, 10 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #6, 1,000,000 sales
26 The Toys "A Lover's Concerto" DynoVoice 209 June 1965 (1965-06) August 1965 (1965-08) US Billboard 1965 #26, US #2 for 3 weeks, 15 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #20, 2,000,000 sales
27 James Brown and the Famous Flames "I Got You (I Feel Good)"[13] King 6015 May 6, 1965 (1965-05-06) October 1965 (1965-10) US Billboard 1965 #27, US #3 for 3 weeks, 12 total weeks, US R&B 1965 #3, R&B #1 for 6 weeks, 16 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #34, Grammy Hall of Fame 2013, 1,000,000 sales.[4]
28 The Supremes "Back In My Arms Again" Motown 1135 September 22, 1965 (1965-09-22) October 6, 1965 (1965-10-06) US Billboard 1965 #28, US #1 for 1 week, 11 total weeks, US R&B 1965 #14, R&B #1 for 1 weeks, 11 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #29, 1,000,000 sales
29 Herman's Hermits "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat" MGM 13367 February 1, 1965 (1965-02-01) June 1965 (1965-06) US Billboard 1965 #29, US #2 for 2 weeks, 15 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #16, 1,000,000 sales
30 Dave Clark Five "Over And Over" Epic 5-10045 June 16, 1966 (1966-06-16) June 28, 1966 (1966-06-28) US Billboard 1965 #30, US #1 for 1 week, 12 total weeks, 49 points, CashBox 1965 #25, 1,000,000 sales
34 Bob Dylan "Like A Rolling Stone" Columbia 4-43346 June 16, 1965 (1965-06-16) June 28, 1965 (1965-06-28) US Billboard 1965 #34, US #2 for 2 weeks, 12 total weeks, CashBox 1965 #27, Grammy Hall of Fame 1998, 1,000,000 sales

Published popular musicEdit

Classical musicEdit

PremieresEdit

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Chávez, Carlos Tambuco for 6 percussionists 1965-10-11   Los Angeles County Museum of Art Los Angeles Percussion Ensemble – Kraft[14]
Chávez, Carlos Soli III for bassoon, trumpet, viola, timpani, and orchestra 1965-11-24   SWR, Baden-Baden Southwest German Radio Symphony OrchestraChávez[15]
Pousseur, Henri Miroir de Votre Faust (Caractères II) for piano with soprano ad libitum 1965–??-??   Berlin Rzewski[16]
Stockhausen, Karlheinz Mikrophonie II for choir, Hammond organ and four ring modulators 1965-06-11   Cologne (WDR, Musik der Zeit) WDR Choir, Alfons Kontarsky, FritschSchernus[17]

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BirthsEdit

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Grammy AwardsEdit

Eurovision Song ContestEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  7. ^ "Yesterday". The Beatles Bible. March 16, 2008. Retrieved January 24, 2023.
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  12. ^ Sullivan, Steve (2013). Encyclopedia of Great Popular Song Recordings, Volume 2. pp. 109–110.
  13. ^ "Recording "I Got You (I Feel Good)" by James Brown - MusicBrainz". musicbrainz.org. Retrieved January 24, 2023.
  14. ^ Martin Bernheimer, "Inventive New Works Mark First Music Society Concert". Los Angeles Times (13 October 1965): D13.
  15. ^ Carlos Chávez, untitled liner notes to Chávez Conducted by Carlos Chávez: Soli I, Soli II, Soli IV, LP recording, Odyssey Y31534 (New York: Columbia Records, 1972).
  16. ^ Rainer Riehn, "Chronologisches Werkverzeichnis mit Diskographie", in Musik-Konzepte 69: Henri Pousseur, edited by Heinz-Klaus Metzger and Rainer Riehn, 87–92 (Munich: Edition Text+Kritik, 1990): 88.
  17. ^ Karlheinz Stockhausen, "Mikrophonie II (1965) für Chor, Hammondorgel und 4 Ringmodulatoren", in his Texte zur Musik 3 (1963–1970), edited by Dieter Schnebel, 66–71, DuMont Dokumente (Cologne: Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg, 1971): 69.
  18. ^ Vagg, Stephen (December 23, 2019). "Australian Film Musicals You Probably Didn't Realise Existed". Filmink.
  19. ^ Malangi 1965 film
  20. ^ Aurora G. Morcillo (2010). The Seduction of Modern Spain: The Female Body and the Francoist Body Politic. Bucknell University Press. p. 244.