August 1965 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Aug 6 Beatles release their 5th UK album - "Help!", from the film soundtrack
  • Aug 11 "Help!" a musical comedy film featuring the Beatles released in the US

#1 in the Charts

Aug 14 Sonny & Cher's single "I Got You Babe" hits #1

Music History

Aug 15 Beatles play to their largest crowd of over 55,000 at Shea Stadium, New York City; among those in attending were future wives Barbara Bach and Linda Eastman [1] [2]

  • Aug 20 Rolling Stones release their single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (their 1st #1 US hit) in the UK
  • Aug 27 The Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley, at his Los Angeles, California home

Music Concert

Aug 28 Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guitar In concert at Forest Hills Tennis Stadium in Queens, New York City

Birthdays in Music

  • Aug 4 Terri Lyne Carrington, American Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer, composer, producer (Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue), and educator (Berklee), born in Medford, Massachusetts
  • Aug 5 Jeff Coffin, American musician (Bela Fleck & the Flecktones; Dave Matthews Band), born in Massachusetts
  • Aug 5 Motoi Sakuraba, Japanese keyboardist, and progressive rock and video game music composer, born in Akita Prefecture, Japan
  • Aug 6 Yuki Kajiura, Japanese film, anime, and video game music composer, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 7 Johnny Solinger, American rock singer-songwriter (Skid Row, 1999 -2015), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2021)
  • Aug 7 Raúl Malo, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and record producer (The Mavericks), born in Miami, Florida
  • Aug 8 Aaron Abeyta, American musician
  • Aug 9 Kyle Keiderling, American rock bassist (Bang Tango), born in Kensington, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Aug 10 Akiko Pavolka, Japanese-American jazz singer, composer (House Of Illusion), and educator, born in Tokyo, Japan
  • Aug 13 Hayato Matsuo, Japanese video game and anime composer, born in Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
  • Aug 17 Glen Goldsmith, British singer-songwriter ("What You See Is What You Get"), born in High Wycombe, England
  • Aug 17 Steve Gorman, American rock drummer (Black Crowes - "Hard To Handle"), and radio personality, born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky
  • Aug 18 Kōji Kikkawa, Japanese rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor, born in Hiroshima, Japan
  • Aug 19 Johan Botha, South African operatic tenor, born in Rustenburg, South Africa (d. 2016)
  • Aug 20 KRS-One [Lawrence Parker], American rapper, born in Brooklyn, New York
  • Aug 25 Mia Zapata, American singer (The Gits), born in Louisville, Kentucky (d. 1993)

Shania TwainShania Twain (57 years old)

Aug 28 Canadian Grammy Award-winning country music singer ("You're Still The One"; "That Don't Impress Me Much"; "Man! I Feel Like A Woman!"), born in Windsor, Ontario

Deaths in Music

  • Aug 1 Kiyoshi Nobutoki, Japanese cellist and composer, dies at 77
  • Aug 2 Milton B. Babbitt, American composer (Widow's Lament), dies at 49
  • Aug 6 Peter Ronnefeld, German pianist, composer and conductor (Die Nachtausgabe), dies at 30
  • Aug 16 Vasily Petrovich Shirinsky, Russian composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 27 Otto Reinhold, German composer, dies at 66