On This Day

Year 1965 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Feb 6 Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1
  • Mar 2 One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, premieres (Academy Awards Best Picture - 1966)
  • Apr 26 Charles Ives' 4th Symphony premieres at Carnegie Hall, New York, 11 years after the composer's death
  • Apr 28 "My Name is Barbra", Barbra Streisand's first television special, premieres on CBS
  • Jun 15 Bob Dylan records single "Like a Rolling Stone" (#1 in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time")
  • Jul 25 Bob Dylan is booed by sections of the crowd at the Newport Folk Festival for performing with an electric guitar, beginning of folk-rock
  • Aug 27 The Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley, at his Los Angeles, California home
  • Aug 28 Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guitar at a concert in New York's Forest Hills
  • Sep 4 The Beatles' single "Help!" goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • Sep 8 Small ads in Daily Variety and Hollywood Reporter attract 437 young men interested in forming the world’s first manufactured boy band, "The Monkees" - 3 are chosen with Davey Jones already having been cast
  • Sep 13 Beatles release single "Yesterday" - just Paul, with a strings arranged by George Martin
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Music Awards in 1965

  • Mar 20 10th Eurovision Song Contest: France Gall of Luxembourg wins singing "Poupee de cire, poupee de son" written by Serge Gainsbourg in Naples
  • Apr 13 7th Grammy Awards: "The Girl From Ipanema", The Beatles win

Musicians Married in 1965

  • Feb 11 Beatle drummer Ringo Starr (25) weds British hairdresser Maureen Cox (18) at the Caxton Hall Register Office, London; divorce in 1975
  • May 6 Britis singer Mariane Faithfull weds British artist John Dunbar in Cambridge, England with Peter Asher as the best man; divorce in 1966
  • Jun 18 Actress and singer Rita Moreno (33) weds cardiologist Leonard Gordon

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