September 1965 in Music History

Events in Music

  • Sep 3 Rolling Stone concert at the Adelphi Theater in Dublin, Ireland halts after 12 minutes due to riot
  • Sep 4 Rock group The Who's van is vandalized with $10,000 worth of equipment stolen; group was inside the Battersea Dogs Home, buying a guard dog at the time
  • Sep 4 The Beatles' single "Help!" goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks

Hey, Hey – We're The Monkees

Sep 8 Small ads in Daily Variety and Hollywood Reporter attract 437 young men interested in forming the world’s first manufactured boy band, "The Monkees" - 3 are chosen with British actor-singer Davy Jones already having been cast

  • Sep 11 Beatles' "Help!" album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks


Sep 13 Beatles release single "Yesterday" - just Paul, with a strings arranged by George Martin

  • Sep 13 Beatles win their 1st Grammy, for Best Group of 1964

Otis Blue

Sep 15 Volt/Stax records releases Otis Redding's third studio album "Otis Blue - Otis Redding Sings Soul" in the US, Atlantic releases it in the UK; frequently ranked on top album lists

David Bowie's Name Change

Sep 16 British singer Davie Jones changes his stage name to "David Bowie" to avoid confusion with the Monkee of the same name

Get Smart

Sep 18 Mel Brooks and Buck Henry's spy spoof sitcom "Get Smart" starring Don Adams, Barbara Feldon, and Edward Platt, debuts on NBC-TV

  • Sep 25 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 220 performances
  • Sep 25 Beatle cartoon show begins in US

TV Show Appearance

Sep 30 Donovan's 1st US TV appearance (Shindig)

Birthdays in Music

  • Sep 3 Vaden Todd Lewis, American musician (Toadies), born in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Sep 4 Greg Fidelman, American guitarist, sound engineer (Rick Rubin productions), and record producer (Metallica)
  • Sep 7 Ron Blake, American jazz saxophonist, (SNL band; Christian McBride Big Band; Art Farmer), bandleader, composer, and music educator (Juilliard), born in the Virgin Islands
  • Sep 11 Moby [Richard Hall], American musician (Play; 18), born in Harlem, New York City
  • Sep 12 John Norwood Fisher, American ska-funk bassist (Fishbone), born in California
  • Sep 13 Zak Starkey, English rock drummer (Oasis; The Who), son of Beatle Ringo Starr, born in London, England
  • Sep 17 Guy Picciotto, American punk rock singer, songwriter and guitarist (Rites of Spring; Fugazi), born in Washington, D.C.
  • Sep 19 Sabine Paturel, French singer (Les Bêtises) and actress, born in Toulon, France
  • Sep 21 Markus Grosskopf, German heavy metal bassist, singer, and songwriter (Helloween), born in Hamburg, West Germany
  • Sep 22 Andy Cairns, Irish musician, born in Ballyclare, Northern Ireland
  • Sep 24 Sean McNabb, American bassist (Quiet Riot; Great White; Rough Cutt; House of Lords), born in South Bend, Indiana
  • Sep 28 Ginger Fish, American drummer (Marilyn Manson)
  • Sep 29 Fora van Leijenhorst, Curacaos-Dutch dancer (Josephine)
  • Sep 29 Iain Baker, English pop musician (Jesus Jones), born in Charshalton, England

Deaths in Music

  • Sep 6 (Ernest) "Red" Ingle, American jazz and novelty saxophonist, songwriter, arranger and vocalist (Ted Weems; Spike Jones and His City Slickers; The Natural Seven), dies of an internal hemorrhage at 58
  • Sep 6 Konstantin G. Mostras, Russian composer, dies at 79
  • Sep 9 Julián Antonio Carillo Trujillo, Mexican violinist, conductor and composer (D.W. Griffith's Intolerance), and music theorist (Sonido 13 / The Thirteenth Sound), dies at 90
  • Sep 15 Steve Brown, American jazz musician, dies at 75
  • Sep 16 Ahn Eak-tai, Korean cellist, composer (Aegukga - national anthem of South Korea), and conductor, dies at 58
  • Sep 25 Nikolai Sokoloff, Russian-American conductor (Seattle Symphony), dies at 79
  • Sep 27 Harry Reser, American banjo player and bandleader (Sammy Kaye Show), dies at 69