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August 1965 in Music History

Events in Music

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

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

Aug 14 Beatles tape an appearance for "The Ed Sullivan Show"

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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
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Music release#1 in the Charts

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

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Aug 15 Beatles play their to 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]

Actress Barbara Bach
Actress
Barbara Bach
  • 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 concertMusic Concert

Aug 28 Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guitar at a concert in New York's Forest Hills

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan

Birthdays in Music

  • 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 to 2015), born in Dallas, Texas (d. 2021)
  • Aug 8 Aaron Abeyta, American musician
  • Aug 9 Kyle 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 Koji Kikkawa, Japanese singer, 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)

Person of interestShania Twain

Aug 28 Shania Twain, Canadian country music singer ("You're Still The One"), born in Windsor Ontario

Singer Shania Twain
Singer
Shania Twain

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, composer, dies at 64
  • Aug 27 Otto Reinhold, German composer, dies at 66