On This Day

Year 1965 in Music History (Part 2)

Events in Music

  • Nov 20 "Pickwick" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 56 performances
  • Nov 22 "Man of La Mancha" opens at ANTA Wash Sq Theater NYC for 2329 performances
  • Nov 29 "Anya" opens at Ziegfeld Theater NYC for 16 performances
  • Dec 3 The Beatles begin final UK concert tour in Glasgow
  • Dec 3 "Rubber Soul", the sixth studio album by the Beatles, is released in the United Kingdom
  • Dec 4 "Roar of the Greasepaint" closes at Shubert NYC after 232 performances
  • Dec 6 2 trucks crashed into a crowd of dancers in Sotouboua Togo, kills 125
  • Dec 10 "Yearling" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 3 performances
  • Dec 11 "Anya" closes at Ziegfeld Theater NYC after 16 performances
  • Dec 11 "Yearling" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 3 performances
  • Dec 12 The Beatles' last concert in Great Britain (Capitol Theatre in Cardiff, Wales)
  • Dec 14 "La Grusse Valise" opens at 54th St Theater NYC for 7 performances
  • Dec 15 D Heneker & J Taylor's musical "Charlie Girl" premieres in London

Music concertMusic Concert

Dec 17 The Houston Astrodome opens; 1st event is a concert by Judy Garland with the Supremes as their opening act

Actress Judy Garland
Actress
Judy Garland
Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross
  • Dec 18 "La Grusse Valise" closes at 54th St Theater NYC after 7 performances

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 26 Paul McCartney is interviewed on pirate radio station Radio Caroline

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Dec 29 The Supremes release "My World is Empty Without You"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

Birthdays in Music

  • Oct 4 [Fred] "Skip" Heller, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Oct 8 C. J. Ramone [Christopher Ward], American musician (The Ramones), born in Queens, New York
  • Oct 10 Rebecca Pidgeon, British-American actress, singer and songwriter, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • Oct 10 Toshi, Japanese singer (X Japan), born in Tateyama, Chiba, Japan
  • Oct 11 Alexander Hacke, German musician (Einstürzende Neubauten), born in Berlin
  • Oct 14 Karyn White, American singer (Superwoman, Romantic), born in Los Angeles, California
  • Oct 14 Constantine Koukias, Tasmanian composer and opera director, born in Hobart, Australia
  • Oct 18 Curtis Stigers, American jazz vocalist and saxophonist (I Wonder Why), born in Bloise, Idaho
  • Oct 19 Frankie Paul [Paul Blake], Jamaican reggae musician, born in Kingston, Jamaica (d. 2017)
  • Oct 19 Todd Park Mohr, American musician (Big Head Todd and the Monsters), born in Denver, Colorado
  • Oct 20 Norman Blake, Scottish musician (Teenage Fanclub), born in Bellshill, North Lanarkshire
  • Oct 22 John Wesley Harding [Wesley Stace], British musician and novelist (Here Comes The Groom), born in Hastings, East Sussex
  • Oct 26 Aaron Kwok Fu-Shing, Hong Kong singer, born in Hong Kong
  • Oct 28 Charles David Denler, American composer, born in Hartford, Connecticut 
  • Oct 29 Steven Sweet, American heavy metal artist (Warrant-Cherry Pie), born in Wadsworth, Ohio
  • Oct 29 Peter Timmons, Canadian alt-rock-folk drummer (Cowboy Junkies), born in Montreal, Quebec
  • Oct 30 Gavin Rossdale, English singer-songwriter (Bush - Sixteen Stone) and actor, born in London, Englnd
  • Nov 4 Gregory Scott [Koenig], American guitarist (Signs of Life), born in Dearborn, Michigan
  • Nov 4 Pata [Tomoaki Ishizuka], Japanese musician (X Japan), born in Chiba, Japan
  • Nov 4 Wayne Static [Wells], American musician (Static-X), born in Muskegon, Michigan (d. 2014)
  • Nov 9 Bryn Terfel, Welsh bass-baritone opera and concert singer, born in Pant Glas, United Kingdom
  • Nov 10 Igor Krivokapič, Slovenian composer, tuba player, and instrument inventor, born in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Nov 17 Amanda Brown, Australian musician (The Go-Betweens) and composer
  • Nov 20 Mike D[iamond], American rap vocalist (Beastie Boys-You Gotta Fight), born in NYC, New York
  • Nov 20 Yoshiki Hayashi, Japanese musician (X Japan), born in Tateyama, Chiba, Japan

Person of interestBjörk

Nov 21 Bjork, Icelandic singer (Like Someone in Love), born in Reykjavik, Iceland

Singer Björk
Singer
Björk
  • Nov 22 Sen Dog [Senen Reyes], Cuban-American rapper (Cypress Hill), born in Pinar del Río, Cuba
  • Nov 27 Fiachna O'Braonáin, Irish pop guitarist (Hothouse Flowers-Don't Go), born in Dublin, Ireland
  • Nov 29 Yutaka Ozaki, Japanese pop musician, born in Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan (d. 1992)
  • Dec 1 Chantal Chamberland, Canadian jazz guitarist & vocalist (The Other Woman), born in Quebec
  • Dec 4 Rob Smits, pop drummer (Kong/Phlegm)
  • Dec 5 Johnny Rzeznik, American singer, songwriter and guitarist (Goo Goo Dolls), born in Buffalo, New York
  • Dec 5 Wayne Smith, Jamaican reggae musician (Under Mi Sleng Teng), born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • Dec 8 Carina Lau, Hong Kong actress and singer (Days of Being Wild), born in Suzhou, China
  • Dec 10 (Joseph) "J" Mascis, American rock singer and guitarist (Dinosaur Jr), born in Amherst, Massachusetts
  • Dec 18 Mick Collins, American musician (The Gories, The Dirtbombs)
  • Dec 19 (Eugene) Chuckii Booker, American R&B musician, songwriter, and producer, born in Los Angeles, California
  • Dec 21 Gabrielle Glaser, American musician (Luscious Jackson)
  • Dec 24 Millard Powers, American musician and songwriter, born in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • Dec 29 (Bryan) "Dexter" Holland, American rock singer-songwriter (The Offspring), born in Garden Grove, California

Weddings in Music


Deaths in Music