1965 in music

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Events[edit]

New Bands[edit]

Bands disbanded[edit]

Albums released[edit]

January[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
15 The Rolling Stones No. 2 The Rolling Stones UK
25 Cilla Cilla Black -
- Dean Martin Hits Again Dean Martin -
Downtown Petula Clark -
The Folk Album Trini Lopez -
The Good Life With The Drifters The Drifters -
L-O-V-E Nat King Cole -
The Nancy Wilson Show! Nancy Wilson -
The Zombies The Zombies -

February[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
13 The Rolling Stones, Now! The Rolling Stones US release
15 Brenda Lee Sings Top Teen Hits Brenda Lee -
Songs from My Heart Loretta Lynn -
22 The Supremes Sing Country, Western and Pop The Supremes -
- A Love Supreme John Coltrane -
Here Are the Sonics The Sonics -
Orange Blossom Special Johnny Cash -
Our Shining Hour Sammy Davis, Jr. and Count Basie -
People Get Ready The Impressions -
The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick -

March[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
5 Kinda Kinks The Kinks UK
8 Today! The Beach Boys -
10 I've Got a Tiger by the Tail Buck Owens -
22 The Early Beatles The Beatles US only
Latin for Lovers Doris Day -
The Temptations Sing Smokey The Temptations Smokey Robinson and The Miracles covers album
27 Bringing It All Back Home Bob Dylan -
- The Animals on Tour The Animals -
Girl Happy Elvis Presley Soundtrack
The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads Otis Redding -
Ooooooweeee!!! Dusty Springfield -
A Song Will Rise Peter, Paul & Mary -
Soul Dressing Booker T & the M.G.s -

April[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
12 Dance Party Martha and the Vandellas -
We Remember Sam Cooke The Supremes Sam Cooke covers LP
16 Bert Jansch Bert Jansch -
19 If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set Tony Bennett -
30 Begin Here The Zombies -
- I Go to Pieces Peter and Gordon -
Introducing the Beau Brummels The Beau Brummels -
My Funny Valentine Miles Davis Live
Whipped Cream & Other Delights Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass -

May[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
14 What's Bin Did and What's Bin Hid Donovan debut
17 Maiden Voyage Herbie Hancock -
The Versatile Brenda Lee Brenda Lee -
- Herman's Hermits On Tour Herman's Hermits -
I Know a Place Petula Clark -
The Love Album Trini Lopez -
My Name Is Barbra Barbra Streisand -
Along Came Jones Tom Jones debut
Wooly Bully Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs featuring hit title track

June[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
11 The Angry Young Them Them -
14 Beatles VI The Beatles US only
Blue Kentucky Girl Loretta Lynn -
21 Mr. Tambourine Man The Byrds -
- Chuck Berry in London Chuck Berry -
Meanwhile Back at the Whisky à Go Go Johnny Rivers Live

July[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
2 New Thing at Newport John Coltrane and Archie Shepp Live
5 For Your Love The Yardbirds -
Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) The Beach Boys -
12 Doris Day's Sentimental Journey Doris Day -
22 The Magnificent Moodies The Moody Blues -
23 More Hits by the Supremes The Supremes -
26 Before You Go Buck Owens -
28 Live in Paris John Coltrane Live
30 Out of Our Heads The Rolling Stones -
- There Is Only One Roy Orbison Roy Orbison -

August[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
6 Help! The Beatles soundtrack
10 Elvis for Everyone Elvis Presley Compilation
30 Highway 61 Revisited Bob Dylan -
- The Beau Brummels, Volume 2 Beau Brummels -
The Paul Simon Song Book Paul Simon -
Sammy's Back on Broadway Sammy Davis, Jr. -
Look at Us Sonny & Cher -

September[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
2 Too Many Rivers Brenda Lee -
6 Strangers Merle Haggard -
15 Otis Blue Otis Redding -
- Animal Tracks The Animals US
Going Places Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass -
Hollies The Hollies -
Sings the Ballads of the True West Johnny Cash Double LP
The Sweetheart Tree Johnny Mathis -

October[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
8 Ev'rything's Coming Up Dusty Dusty Springfield -
16 All I Really Want to Do Chér -
22 Fairytale Donovan -
- The International Hits Petula Clark -
My Name Is Barbra, Two... Barbra Streisand -
Om John Coltrane -
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band The Paul Butterfield Blues Band -
September of My Years Frank Sinatra -
The Shadow of Your Smile Astrud Gilberto -

November[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
3 Harum Scarum Elvis Presley Soundtrack
8 Beach Boys' Party! The Beach Boys -
10 Unity Larry Young -
20 Having a Rave Up with The Yardbirds The Yardbirds -
26 The Kink Kontroversy The Kinks UK
- Do You Believe in Magic The Lovin' Spoonful -
E.S.P. Miles Davis -
Farewell Angelina Joan Baez -
Fifth Album Judy Collins -
Going to a Go-Go Smokey Robinson & the Miracles -
Manteca! Clare Fischer -
Temptin' Temptations The Temptations -

December[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
3 My Generation The Who -
Rubber Soul The Beatles US release
4 December's Children (And Everybody's) The Rolling Stones US release
6 Turn! Turn! Turn! The Byrds -
21 Here I Am Dionne Warwick -
- A Man and His Music Frank Sinatra -
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Burl Ives Christmas
My Kind of Broadway Frank Sinatra -

Release Date Unknown[edit]

Biggest hit singles[edit]

The following songs achieved the highest chart positions in the charts of 1965.

# Artist Title Year Country Chart Entries
1 The Rolling Stones (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 1965 United Kingdom UK 1 – Aug 1965, US BB 1 – Jun 1965, Canada 1 – Jun 1965, Netherlands 1 – Aug 1965, Norway 1 – Aug 1965, Éire 1 – Sep 1965, 1 in 2FM list, DDD 1 of 1965, Europe 2 of the 1960s, Rolling Stone 2, Acclaimed 2, US CashBox 5 of 1965, Virgin 6, RYM 8 of 1965, RIAA 16, US BB 26 of 1965, POP 26 of 1965, Belgium 43 of all time, OzNet 48, Italy 62 of 1965, Germany 79 of the 1960s, Party 212 of 1999
2 The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man 1965 United States
3 The Beatles Help! 1965 United Kingdom UK 1 – Jul 1965, US BB 1 – Aug 1965, Canada 1 – Jul 1965, Netherlands 1 – Aug 1965, Norway 1 – Aug 1965, Éire 1 – Aug 1965, Australia 1 for 3 weeks May 1965, Germany 2 – Aug 1965, Australia 5 of 1965, RYM 6 of 1965, South Africa 8 of 1965, US CashBox 11 of 1965, Europe 18 of the 1960s, Italy 24 of 1965, DDD 25 of 1965, Rolling Stone 29, Scrobulate 77 of classic rock, Acclaimed 134, Germany 143 of the 1960s, Belgium 193 of all time, OzNet 232, WXPN 427
4 The Beatles Yesterday 1965 United Kingdom US BB 1 – Oct 1965, Canada 1 – Sep 1965, Netherlands 1 – Oct 1965, Norway 1 – Nov 1965, Europe 5 of the 1960s, DDD 7 of 1965, UK 8 – Mar 1976, Germany 8 – Jan 1966, RYM 11 of 1965, Rolling Stone 13, Australia 14 of 1965, OzNet 14, US BB 25 of 1965, POP 25 of 1965, Virgin 33, Scrobulate 39 of classic rock, WXPN 48, TheQ 49, Poland 51 of all time, Belgium 53 of all time, RIAA 56, US CashBox 68 of 1965, Italy 88 of 1965, Acclaimed 117, Germany 373 of the 1960s
5 The Beatles Ticket to Ride 1965 United Kingdom UK 1 – Apr 1965, US BB 1 – May 1965, Canada 1 – Apr 1965, Netherlands 1 – Apr 1965, Norway 1 – Apr 1965, Éire 1 – Apr 1965, Australia 1 for 2 weeks Jan 1965, Germany 2 – May 1965, South Africa 3 of 1965, RYM 5 of 1965, DDD 9 of 1965, Scrobulate 16 of 60s, US CashBox 36 of 1965, Acclaimed 249, Germany 333 of the 1960s, Rolling Stone 384, WXPN 594, OzNet 613

Other Hit Singles[edit]

1965 promotional ad for The Lovin' Spoonful single "Do You Believe in Magic".

See also: Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1965

Published popular music[edit]

Other notable songs[edit]

Classical music[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

See also[edit]

Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1965