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Events in Music in 1965

  • Jan 9 The Beatles' 65 album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • Jan 15 Rock group Who releases first album "I Can't Explain"
  • Jan 16 "Oh What a Lovely War" closes at Broadhurst NYC after 125 performances
  • Jan 16 The Searchers' "Love Potion Number 9" peaks at #3
  • Jan 23 "King Family Show" (musical variety) premieres on ABC TV
  • Jan 28 The Who make their 1st appearance on British TV
  • Jan 30 "The Name Game" by Shirley Ellis hits #3
  • Feb 6 Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" hits #1

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Feb 7 George Harrison's tonsils removed

Singer-Songwriter George Harrison
Singer-Songwriter
George Harrison

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Feb 8 The Supremes release "Stop In the Name of Love"

Singer and Actress Diana Ross
Singer and Actress
Diana Ross

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Feb 15 John Lennon passes his driving test

Musician and Beatle John Lennon
Musician and Beatle
John Lennon
  • Feb 16 "Baker Street" opens at Broadway Theater NYC for 313 performances
  • Feb 18 "Fade Out-Fade In" opens at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC for 72 performances
  • Feb 20 Beatles record "That Means a Lot"
  • Feb 24 Beatles begin filming "Help" in Bahamas
  • Feb 27 "High Spirits" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 375 performances

Film release premierFilm Release

Mar 2 One of the most popular musical films of all time, "The Sound of Music", starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, is released (Academy Awards Best Picture 1966)

Actor Christopher Plummer
Actor
Christopher Plummer
Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
  • Mar 3 The Temptations' "My Girl" reaches #1
  • Mar 5 1st performance of Walter Piston's 8th Symphony
  • Mar 6 "How to Succeed in Business" closes at 46th St NYC after 1415 performances
  • Mar 10 "I've Got a Tiger By the Tail" album by Buck Owens is released (Billboard Album of the Year 1965)
  • Mar 12 "Wooly Bully" single released by Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
  • Mar 13 Beatles' "Eight Days a Week" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 2 weeks

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Mar 13 Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton of the Yardbirds

Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter Eric Clapton
Rocker, Blues Guitarist and Singer-Songwriter
Eric Clapton
  • Mar 17 Beatles announce their film is named "8 Arms to Hold on to You" (Help)
  • Mar 18 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 220 performances
  • Mar 18 Rolling Stones fined £5 each for public urination
  • Mar 20 10th Eurovision Song Contest: France Gall of Luxembourg wins singing "Poupee de cire, poupee de son" written by Serge Gainsbourg in Naples

Film tv awardsAcademy Awards

Apr 5 37th Academy Awards: "My Fair Lady", Rex Harrison & Julie Andrews (Mary Poppins) win awards

Actress and Singer Julie Andrews
Actress and Singer
Julie Andrews
Actor Rex Harrison
Actor
Rex Harrison
  • Apr 9 Beatles "Ticket to Ride" is released in UK
  • Apr 13 The Beatles record their single "Help"
  • Apr 13 7th Grammy Awards: The Girl From Ipanema, The Beatles wins
  • Apr 23 "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" single released by the Four Tops (Billboard Song of the Year 1965)
  • Apr 24 "Comedy in Music-Opus 2" closes at John Golden NYC after 192 performances
  • Apr 26 Charles Ives' 4th Symphony premieres at Carnegie Hall, New York, 11 years after the composer's death
  • Apr 27 "I'm Solomon" closes at Mark Hellinger Theater NYC after 7 performances

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Apr 28 Barbra Streisand stars on "My Name is Barbra" special on CBS

Singer-Songwriter and Actress Barbra Streisand
Singer-Songwriter and Actress
Barbra Streisand

Music concertMusic Concert

Apr 28 Luciano Pavarotti makes his debut at La Scala, Milan in Franco Zeffirelli's production of "La bohème" with Mirella Freni

Operatic Tenor Luciano Pavarotti
Operatic Tenor
Luciano Pavarotti
  • May 2 "New Faces of 1965" opens at Booth Theater NYC for 52 performances
  • May 9 The Beatles attend a Bob Dylan concert
  • May 11 "Flora, the Red Menace" opens at Alvin Theater NYC for 87 performances
  • May 13 Rolling Stones record "Satisfaction"
  • May 16 "Roar of the Greasepaint" opens at Shubert Theater NYC for 232 performances
  • May 22 "Super-cali-fragil-istic-expi-ali-docious" hits #66
  • May 22 Beatles' "Ticket to Ride" single goes #1
  • May 25 Dave Davies of The Kinks stumbles and is knocked unconscious on stage
  • 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

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

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
  • 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' "Help" is released in UK
  • Jul 24 "Flora, the Red Menace" closes at Alvin Theater NYC after 87 performances
  • Jul 24 Bob Dylan release "Like a Rolling Stone"
  • 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

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

Jazz Musician and Composer Duke Ellington
Jazz Musician and Composer
Duke Ellington
  • Aug 6 Beatles release "Help" album in UK
  • Aug 11 "Help" a musical comedy film featuring the Beatles released in the US

Music ConcertThe Beatles on Ed Sullivan

Aug 14 Beatles tape an appearance for Ed Sullivan Show

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The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
The Beatles with TV host Ed Sullivan during their first appearance on his show in February 1964
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  • Aug 14 Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" hits #1
  • Aug 15 Beatles play to 55,000 at Shea Stadium
  • Aug 20 Rolling Stones release their single "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" (their 1st #1 US hit) in the UK
  • Aug 27 The Beatles spend an evening with Elvis Presley
  • Aug 28 Bob Dylan booed for playing electric guitar at a concert in New York's Forest Hills
  • Sep 4 Beatles' single "Help!" goes #1 & stays #1 for 3 weeks
  • Sep 4 Rock group Who's van is vandalized with $10,000 in equipment stolen
  • Sep 11 Beatles' "Help!," album goes #1 & stays #1 for 9 weeks
  • Sep 13 Beatles release "Yesterday"
  • Sep 13 Beatles win 1st Grammy, for Best Group of 1964
  • Sep 25 "Do I Hear a Waltz?" closes at 46th St Theater NYC after 220 performances
  • Sep 25 Beatle cartoon show begins in US
  • Sep 26 Queen Elizabeth decorates the Beatles with Order of the British Empire
  • Sep 30 Donovan's 1st US TV appearance (Shindig)
  • Oct 4 "Pickwick" opens at 46th St Theater NYC for 56 performances
  • Oct 6 The Supremes release "I Hear a Symphony"
  • Oct 9 Beatles' "Yesterday" single goes #1 & stays #1 for 4 weeks
  • Oct 10 "Drat! - The Cat!" opens at Martin Beck Theater NYC for 8 performances
  • Oct 10 The Supremes appear on the Ed Sullivan Show
  • Oct 16 "Drat! - The Cat!" closes at Martin Beck Theater NYC after 8 performances

  • Oct 17 "On A Clear Day You Can See Forever" opens in NYC for 280 performances
  • Oct 20 Beatles receive a gold record for "Yesterday"

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Oct 24 Benjamin Britten's "Voices for Today" premieres

  • Oct 25 Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud"
  • Oct 26 Beatles receive MBEs at Buckingham Palace
  • Nov 1 1st concert at Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco
  • Nov 13 "Skyscraper" opens at Lunt Fontanne Theater NYC for 248 performances
  • Nov 14 "Baker Street" closes at Broadway Theater NYC after 313 performances
  • 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 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 Astrodome opens, 1st event is Judy Garland & The Supremes concert

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

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

Musician and Beatle Paul McCartney
Musician and Beatle
Paul McCartney