On This Day

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 The Beatles are awarded a MBE

Appears on tv showTV Show Appearance

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

Goddess of Pop  Cher
Goddess of Pop
Cher
  • Jun 14 Beatles release album "Beatles VI"

Book releaseHistoric Publication

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

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon

Music releaseMusic Recording

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

Singer-Songwriter Bob Dylan
Singer-Songwriter
Bob Dylan
  • Jun 17 British rock band The Kinks arrive in NYC beginning their 1st US tour

Birthdays in Music

  • Jun 3 Mike Gordon, American musician
  • Jun 3 Jeff Blumenkrantz, American composer and actor
  • Jun 6 David Whyte, rocker (Brother Beyond-Can You Keep a Secret)
  • 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 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 23 Paul Arthurs, British guitarist (Oasis)
  • Jun 29 Tripp Eisen [Tod Salvador], American musician (Static-X), born in Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania

Weddings in Music


LoveWedding of Interest

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

Singer, Dancer and Actress Rita Moreno
Singer, Dancer and Actress
Rita Moreno

LoveWedding of Interest

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

Country Music Singer and Songwriter Merle Haggard
Country Music Singer and Songwriter
Merle Haggard

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, 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