1965 in music

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List of notable events in music that took place in the year 1965.

Events[edit]

New bands[edit]

Bands disbanded[edit]

Albums released[edit]

January[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Odetta Sings Dylan Odetta -
15 The Rolling Stones No. 2 The Rolling Stones UK
25 Cilla Cilla Black -
- Dean Martin Hits Again Dean Martin -
The Folk Album Trini Lopez -
The Good Life With The Drifters The Drifters -
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 -
The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick Dionne Warwick -
22 The Supremes Sing Country, Western and Pop The Supremes -
- The Animals on Tour The Animals -
A Love Supreme John Coltrane -
Orange Blossom Special Johnny Cash -
People Get Ready The Impressions -

March[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Girl Happy Elvis Presley Soundtrack
5 Kinda Kinks The Kinks UK
8 The Beach Boys Today! The Beach Boys -
10 I've Got a Tiger By the Tail Buck Owens -
22 Bringing It All Back Home Bob Dylan -
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
- Begin Here The Zombies -
The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads Otis Redding -
The Pretty Things The Pretty Things -
Ooooooweeee!!! Dusty Springfield -
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
15 Come My Way Marianne Faithfull -
16 Bert Jansch Bert Jansch -
19 If I Ruled the World: Songs for the Jet Set Tony Bennett -
- I Go to Pieces Peter and Gordon -
Introducing The Beau Brummels The Beau Brummels -
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 -
- Along Came Jones Tom Jones debut
The Astrud Gilberto Album Astrud Gilberto -
Herman's Hermits on Tour Herman's Hermits -
The Love Album Trini Lopez -
My Name Is Barbra Barbra Streisand -
My Funny Valentine Miles Davis Live
Wooly Bully Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs featuring hit title track

June[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
11 The Angry Young Them Them -
13 For Your Love The Yardbirds -
14 Beatles VI The Beatles US only
21 Mr. Tambourine Man The Byrds -
- Sinatra '65: The Singer Today Frank Sinatra -

July[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 There Is Only One Roy Orbison Roy Orbison -
2 New Thing at Newport John Coltrane and Archie Shepp Live
5 Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!) The Beach Boys -
12 Doris Day's Sentimental Journey Doris Day -
The Sound of The Shadows The Shadows -
23 The Magnificent Moodies The Moody Blues -
More Hits by The Supremes The Supremes -
26 Before You Go Buck Owens -
28 Live in Paris John Coltrane Live

August[edit]

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

September[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Hollies The Hollies -
2 Too Many Rivers Brenda Lee -
6 Strangers Merle Haggard -
15 Otis Blue/Otis Redding Sings Soul Otis Redding -
24 Out of Our Heads The Rolling Stones -
- Animal Tracks The Animals US
September of My Years Frank Sinatra -
Sings the Ballads of the True West Johnny Cash Double LP

October[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
8 Ev'rything's Coming Up Dusty Dusty Springfield -
16 All I Really Want to Do Chér -
18 Merry Christmas Andy Williams -
21 The Shadow of Your Smile Astrud Gilberto -
22 Fairytale Donovan -
- Farewell, Angelina Joan Baez -
Going Places Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass -
Have a Holly Jolly Christmas Burl Ives Christmas
Mann Made Manfred Mann -
My Name Is Barbra, Two... Barbra Streisand -
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band The Paul Butterfield Blues Band -

November[edit]

Day Album Artist Notes
1 Going to a Go-Go Smokey Robinson & the Miracles -
The Temptin' Temptations The Temptations -
3 Harum Scarum Elvis Presley Soundtrack
8 Beach Boys' Party! The Beach Boys -
13 Four Tops' Second Album Four Tops -
15 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 -
Fifth Album Judy Collins -
Fresh Berry's Chuck Berry -
Manteca! Clare Fischer -

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 -
- Jackson C. Frank Jackson C. Frank -

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 notable 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]

Classical music[edit]

Premieres[edit]

Sortable table
Composer Composition Date Location Performers
Pousseur, Henri Miroir de Votre Faust (Caractères II) for piano with soprano ad libitum 1965-??-?? West Germany Berlin Rzewski[8]
Stockhausen, Karlheinz Mikrophonie II for choir, Hammond organ and four ring modulators 1965-06-11 West Germany Cologne (WDR, Musik der Zeit) WDR Choir, Alfons Kontarsky, FritschSchernus[9]

Compositions[edit]

Opera[edit]

Musical theater[edit]

Musical films[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

Awards[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jess Cagle, "Heavy Medal", Entertainment Weekly, 26 October 1990.
  2. ^ Leif Thorsson. Melodifestivalen genom tiderna ["Melodifestivalen through time"] (1999), p. 50-55, 257. Stockholm: Premium Publishing AB. ISBN 91-89136-29-2
  3. ^ World Charts - European Top 40 Singles 1965
  4. ^ Gino Castaldo (editor), Il Dizionario della canzone italiana, 2 vols. Armando Curcio, 1990.
  5. ^ World Charts - France Top 30 Singles 1965
  6. ^ World Charts - Germany Top 40 Singles 1965
  7. ^ World Charts - France Top 30 Singles 1965
  8. ^ Rainer Riehn, "Chronologisches Werkverzeichnis mit Diskographie", in Musik-Konzepte 69: Henri Pousseur, edited by Heinz-Klaus Metzger and Rainer Riehn, 87–92 (Munich: Edition Text+Kritik, 1990): 88.
  9. ^ Karlheinz Stockhausen, "Mikrophonie II (1965) für Chor, Hammondorgel und 4 Ringmodulatoren", in his Texte zur Musik 3 (1963–1970), edited by Dieter Schnebel, 66–71, DuMont Dokumente (Cologne: Verlag M. DuMont Schauberg, 1971): 69.

See also[edit]

Hot 100 No. 1 Hits of 1965