July 1965 in Music History

Events in Music

Music History

Jul 5 Greek-American soprano Maria Callas makes her final opera stage appearance in the title role of Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca" at Convent Garden, London, England

  • Jul 6 Psychedelic rock band "Jefferson Airplane" forms in San Francisco, California


Jul 7 Otis Redding records the song "Respect" at Stax Studios in Memphis, Tennessee; it later becomes a signature piece for Aretha Franklin

  • Jul 10 Beatles' "VI" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 6 weeks
  • Jul 10 Rolling Stones score their 1st US #1 single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"

Music History

Jul 15 Leonard Bernstein premieres his "Chichester Psalms" for chorus and orchestra at Philharmonic Hall, NYC

Like a Rolling Stone

Jul 20 Columbia records release Bob Dylan single "Like a Rolling Stone" [1]

  • Jul 23 The Beatles' single "Help" is released in the UK

Flora, the Red Menace

Jul 24 John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical "Flora, the Red Menace", Their first collaboration stars Liza Minnelli (19) in her Broadway debut, closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 87 performances and a Tony Award for Liza

  • Jul 24 Rock group "The Animals" 1st time in British charts
  • 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
  • Jul 29 Beatles movie "Help" has Royal World Premiere at the London Pavilion Theatre in the West End of London; of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon attend

Music History

Jul 30 Charles Ives' "From the Steeples & the Mountains" premieres

Music History

Jul 30 Duke Ellington's "Golden Brown & the Green Apple" premieres

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 5 Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli jazz pianist (88 Fingers), born in Israel
  • Jul 9 Frank Bello, American heavy metal bassist (Anthrax), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Jul 10 Ken Mellons, American country music singer ("Jukebox Junkie"), born in Kingsport, Tennessee
  • Jul 11 Scott Shriner, American rock bassist (Weezer), born in Toledo, Ohio
  • Jul 12 Robin Wilson, American rock singer (Gin Blossoms - "Hey Jealousy"; "Allison Road"), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • Jul 19 Evelyn Glennie, Scottish marimba player, percussionist, and bagpiper, born in Methlick, Aberdeenshire Scotland
  • Jul 20 Stone Gossard, American guitarist (Pearl Jam), born in Seattle, Washington

Slash (58 years old)

Jul 23 English-American rock guitarist and songwriter (Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Child o' Mine"), born in Stoke-on-Trent, England

  • Jul 25 Marty Brown, American country singer ("It Must Be The Rain"; "Wildest Dreams"), born in Maceo, Kentucky
  • Jul 26 Jim Lindberg, American musician (Pennywise), born in Hermosa Beach, California
  • Jul 28 Delfeayo Marsalis, American jazz musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jul 28 Priscilla Chan, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Jul 28 Tex Axile [Anthony Doughty], British rock keyboard player (Transvision Vamp - Velveteen), born in Crawley, Sussex, England

Deaths in Music

  • Jul 1 Claude Thornhill, American pianist, arranger (Andre Kostelanetz; Tony Bennett), composer ("Snowfall"), and bandleader ("A Sunday Kind of Love"), dies of a heart attack at 56
  • Jul 4 Valdemar Eiberg, Danish jazz pioneer, saxophonist, and bandleader ("I've Got a Cross-Eyed Papa"), dies at 72
  • Jul 17 Luiz Cosme, Brazilian composer, dies at 57
  • Jul 18 Shalva Mikhailovich Taktakishvili, Russian composer, teacher, and conductor (Georgian State Orchestra, 1952-65), dies at 64
  • Jul 28 Maurice Yvain, French composer, dies at 74