On This Day

July 1965 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jul 6 Rock group "Jefferson Airplane" forms

Music releaseMusic Recording

Jul 7 Otis Redding records "Respect"

Singer-Songwriter and Producer Otis Redding
Singer-Songwriter and Producer
Otis Redding
  • 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"
  • Jul 23 The Beatles' single "Help" is released in the UK
  • Jul 24 "Flora, the Red Menace" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 87 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jul 24 Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • 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" premieres, Queen Elizabeth attends
  • Jul 30 Charles Ives' "From the Steeples & the Mountains" premieres

Event of interestEvent of Interest

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

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington

Birthdays in Music

  • Jul 5 Eyran Katsenelenbogen, Israeli jazz pianist, born in Israel
  • Jul 9 Frank Bello, American heavy metal bassist (Anthrax), born in The Bronx, New York City
  • Jul 10 Ken Mellons, American singer
  • Jul 11 Scott Shriner, American musician (Weezer)
  • 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

Person of interestSlash

Jul 23 Slash [Saul Hudson], English-American rock guitarist & songwriter (Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Child o' Mine"), born in London, England

Musician Slash
Musician
Slash
  • 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 Priscilla Chan, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Jul 28 Delfeayo Marsalis, American jazz musician, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Jul 30 Tex [Anthony] Axile, English rocker (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 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