June 1965 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Jun 5 "Wooly Bully" by Sam the Sham & Pharaohs hits #2
  • Jun 6 Rolling Stones release single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
  • Jun 12 "Bajour" closes at Shubert Theater NYC after 232 performances
  • Jun 12 "I Had a BaIl" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 199 performances
  • Jun 12 "What Makes Sammy Run?" closes at 84th St Theater NYC after 540 performances
  • Jun 12 Queen Elizabeth's Birthday Honours List names The Beatles as MBEs (Members of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire); dozens of past winners return medals in protest

TV Show Appearance

Jun 12 Sonny and Cher make their 1st TV appearance on "American Bandstand"

  • Jun 14 Beatles release album "Beatles VI"

Historic Publication

Jun 14 John Lennon's second book "A Spaniard in the Works" is published

Music Recording

Jun 15 Bob Dylan records single "Like a Rolling Stone" (#1 in Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time")

  • Jun 17 British rock band The Kinks arrive in NYC beginning their 1st US tour

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 3 Jeff Blumenkrantz, American theatrical composer, actor, and podcaster, born in Long Branch, New Jersey
  • Jun 3 Mike Gordon, American rock bassist, banjo player (Phish), and filmmaker, born in Sudbury, Massachusetts
  • Jun 5 Stefan Schönfeldt, Swedish guitarist (The Wannadies - "You & Me Song"), born in Skellefteå, Sweden
  • Jun 6 David White, British pop-rock guitarist (Brother Beyond - "Can You Keep a Secret?"), born in Highbury, London, England
  • Jun 8 Dine Doneff [Kostas Theodorou], Macedonian jazz double bassist, arranger, and composer, born in West Germany
  • Jun 8 Rob Pilatus, American-German model, dancer, and de-frocked Grammy Award winner (Milli Vanilli - "Girl You Know It's True"), born in NYC, New York (d. 1998)
  • Jun 11 Gioia Bruno, Italian-American rocker (Exposé), born in Bari, Puglia, Italy
  • Jun 12 Cindy Lee Berryhill, American singer and songwriter (Baby), born in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 12 Filip Topol, Czech singer-songwriter (Psí vojáci - Dog Soldiers), born in Prague (d. 2013)
  • Jun 13 Lukas Ligeti, Austrian composer and drummer, born in Vienna, Austria
  • Jun 14 Nicolás Ledesma, Argentine pianist, tango composer, and bandleader, born in General Pico, La Pampa, Argentina
  • Jun 14 Trina Shoemaker, American mixer, record producer, and sound engineer (Queens of the Stone Age; Sheryl Crow), born in Joliet, Illinois
  • Jun 17 David Longdon, English progressive rock musician (Big Big Train), born in Nottingham, England
  • Jun 21 Saša Britvić, Croatian conductor (Croatian Baroque Ensemble, 1999-2015), and pedagogue, born in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) (d. 2015)
  • Jun 23 Paul Arthurs, British guitarist (Oasis)
  • Jun 29 Tripp Eisen [Tod Salvador], American musician (Static-X), born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania

Weddings in Music

Rita Moreno

Jun 18 Actress and singer Rita Moreno (33) weds cardiologist Leonard Gordon

Merle Haggard

Jun 28 American country singer Merle Haggard (28) weds singer Bonnie Owens (35); divorce in 1978


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Deaths in Music

  • Jun 8 Erik Chisholm, Scottish conductor, composer (Hindustani Piano Concerto), and educator (South African College of Music, 1949-65),, dies of a heart attack at 61
  • Jun 14 Guido Guerrini, Italian composer, dies at 74
  • Jun 18 George Melachrino, English composer, dies at 56
  • Jun 20 Ira Louvin, American country singer (Louvin Brothers), dies at 41
  • Jun 28 Red Nichols, American jazz cornettist, composer and jazz bandleader, dies at 60
  • Jun 29 Joseph Ryelandt, Belgian composer (Christus Rex - Christ the King), dies at 95