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The Music and Events of 1965

Our favorite songs of 1965 included these:

Title Artist
 
1-2-3 Barry, Len
A Loverís Concerto Toys
Act Naturally Beatles
Ainít that Peculiar Gaye, Marvin
All Day and All of the Night Kinks
All I Really Want to Do Sonny & Cher
All the Day and All of the Night Kinks
Amen Impressions
Another Girl Beatles
Any Time At All Beatles
Any Way You Want It Dave Clark Five
Around and Around Berry, Chuck
As Tears Go By Faithful, Marianne
Ask Any Girl Supremes
Baby Donít Go Sonny & Cher
Baby Itís You Beatles
Baby Iím Yours Lewis, Barbara
Baby the Rain Must Fall Yarbrough, Glenn
Babyís in Black Beatles
Back in My Arms Again Supremes
Birds and the Bees Akens, Jewel
Bring It On Home to Me Animals
But Youíre Mine Sonny & Cher
Bye, Bye, Baby (Baby Goodbye) Four Seasons
California Girls Beach Boys
Canít You Hear My Heart Beat Hermanís Hermits
Cara Mia Jay & the Americans
Cast Your Fate to the Wind Sounds Orchestral
Catch the Wind Donovan
Catch Us If You Can Dave Clark Five
Come and Stay With Me Faithfull, Marianne
Come Home Dave Clark Five
Concrete and Clay Rambeau, Eddie
Concrete and Clay Unit Four + Two
Count Me in Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Crying in the Chapel Presley, Elvis
Do You Believe in Magic Loviní Spoonful
Do You Wanna Dance? Beach Boys
Do-Wacka-Do Miller, Roger
Donít Let Me Be Misunderstood Animals
Donít Think Twice Wonder Who
Down in the Boondocks Royal, Billy Joe
Down the Road Apiece Rolling Stones
Downtown Clark, Petula
Ebb Tide Righteous Brothers
Eight Days a Week Beatles
Engine Engine #9 Miller, Roger
England Swings Miller, Roger
Eve of Destruction McGuire, Barry
Every Little Thing Beatles
Everybody Loves a Clown Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Everybodyís Trying to Be My Baby Beatles
Everyoneís Gone to the Moon King, Jonathan
Ferry Across the Mersey Gerry & the Pacemakers
For Your Love Yardbirds
From a Window Chad & Jeremy
Game of Love Wayne Fontana & the Mindbender
Get Off of My Cloud Rolling Stones
Girl Come Running Four Seasons
Girl Donít Tell Me Beach Boys
Give Him a Great Big Kiss Shangri-Las
Give Us Your Blessings Shangri-Las
Go Now Moody Blues
Goiní Fishiní Lovin
Goldfinger Barry, John
Goldfinger Bassey, Shirley
Gone, Gone, Gone Everly Brothers
Green, Green Grass of Home Jones, Tom
Hang On Sloopy McCoys
Heart of Stone Rolling Stones
Help Beatles
Help Me, Rhonda Beach Boys
Help Me, Rhonda Rivers, Johnny
Here Comes the Night Them
Here it Comes Again Fortunes
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me Carter, Mel
Honey Donít Beatles
How Sweet it Is (to be loved by you) Gaye, Marvin
Hurt so Bad Little Anthony & the Imperials
Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte Page, Patti
I Ainít Got You Yardbirds
I Can Never Go Home Anymore Shangri-Las
I Canít Help Myself Four Tops
I Donít Want to Spoil the Part Beatles
I Go to Pieces Peter & Gordon
I Got a Woman Charles, Ray
I Got You Babe Sonny & Cher
I Hear a Symphony Supremes
I Knew You When Royal, Billy Joe
I Know a Place Clark, Petula
I Like It Like That Dave Clark Five
I Live for the Sun Sunrays
I Want Candy Strangeloves
I Want to be Your Driver Berry, Chuck
In Crowd Gray, Dobie
In the Midnight Hour Pickett, Wilson
It Ainít Me Babe Turtles
Itís Not Unusual Jones, Tom
Itís Only Love Beatles
Itís the Same Old Song Four Tops
Iíll Be Back Beatles
Iíll Be Doggone Gaye, Marvin
Iíll Feel a Whole Lot Better Byrds
Iíll Follow the Sun Beatles
Iíll Never Find Another You Seekers
Iím a Fool Dino Desi & Billy
Iím a Loser Beatles
Iím a Man Yardbirds
Iím Down Beatles
Iím Henry the 8th, I Am Hermanís Hermits
Iím Looking Through You Beatles
Iím Telling You Now Freddie & the Dreamers
Iíve Got a Tiger by the Tail Owens, Buck
Iíve Just Seen a Face Beatles
James Bond Theme Barry, John
Jug Band Music Lovin
Just a Little Beau Brummels
Just You Sonny & Cher
Keep on Dancing Gentrys
Keep Searchiní Shannon, Del
King of the Road Miller, Roger
Kiss Me Baby Beach Boys
Land of 1,000 Dances Cannibal & the Headhunters
Last Time, the Rolling Stones
Laugh at Me Sonny & Cher
Laugh, Laugh Beau Brummels
Laurie (Strange Things Happen...) Lee, Dickey
Let Him Run Wild Beach Boys
Letís Hang On! Four Seasons
Letís Lock the Door Jay & the Americans
Liar Liar Castaways
Like a Rolling Stone Dylan, Bob
Little Things Goldsboro, Bobby
Love Hurts Everly Brothers
Make Me Your Baby Lewis, Barbara
Make the World Go Away Arnold, Eddie
Man from U.N.C.L.E. Montenegro, Hugo
Marie Bachelors
May the Bird of Paradise Fly Up Dickens, Little Jimmy
Midnight Hour, (In the) Pickett, Wilson
Midnight Special Rivers, Johnny
Mr. Moonlight Beatles
Mr. Tambourine Man Byrds
Mrs. Brown Youíve Got a Lovely Daughter Hermanís Hermits
My Girl Temptations
New Yorkís a Lonely Town Tradewinds
Night Before, the Beatles
No Reply Beatles
Norwegian Wood Beatles
Nothing But Heartaches Supremes
Nowhere to Run Martha Reeves & the Vandellas
One Dying and a Burying Miller, Roger
Oo Baby Baby Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Orange Blossom Special Cash, Johnny
Over and Over Dave Clark Five
Papaís Got a Brand New Bag Brown, James
Play with Fire Rolling Stones
Please Let Me Wonder Beach Boys
Race is On, the Jones, Jack
Red Roses For a Blue Lady Newton, Wayne
Reeliní and Rockiní Dave Clark Five
Rescue Me Bass, Fontella
Rescue Me Fontella Bass
Rock and Roll Music Beatles
Round Every Corner Clark, Petula
Run for Your Life Beatles
Satisfaction Rolling Stones
Save Your Heart for Me Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Seventh Son, the Rivers, Johnny
Shake Cooke, Sam
Shakiní All Over Guess Who
She Belongs to Me Dylan, Bob
Sheís About a Mover Sir Douglas Quintet
Shotgun Junior Walker & the All Stars
Sihoulettes Hermanís Hermits
Some Enchanted Evening Jay & the Americans
Somewhere in Your Heart Sinatra, Frank
Sounds of Silence Simon & Garfunkel
Stepping Out Paul Revere & the Raiders
Stop! in the Name of Love Supremes
Subterranean Homesick Blues Dylan, Bob
Summer Nights Faithfull, Marianne
Sunshine, Lollipops and Rainbows Gore, Lesley
Surprise, Surprise Rolling Stones
Taste of Honey Herb Alpert & the TJB
Tell Her No Zombies
The Boy from New York City Ad Libs
The Name Game Ellis, Shirley
The Night Before Beatles
Think For Yourself Beatles
This Car of Mine Beach Boys
This Diamond Ring Gary Lewis & the Playboys
Thou Shalt Not Steal Dick & Dee Dee
Thunderball Barry, John
Ticket to Ride Beatles
Tired of Waiting For You Kinks
Toy Soldier Four Seasons
Tracks of My Tears Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
True Love Ways Peter & Gordon
Turn! Turn! Turn! Byrds
Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers
Under My Thumb Rolling Stones
Universal Soldier Donovan
Wait Beatles
Walk in the Black Forest, a Jankowski, Horst
We Can Work It Out Beatles
We Gotta Get Out of This Place Animals
Weíll Run Away Beach Boys
What the World Needs Now Is Love DeShannon, Jackie
Whatís New Pussycat Jones, Tom
When Somebody Loves You Sinatra, Frank
When You Walk in the Room Searchers
Where the Action Is Cannon, Freddy
Willow Weep for Me Chad & Jeremy
Wishiní and Hopiní Warwick, Dionne
Wonderful World Hermanís Hermits
Wooly Bully Sam the Sham & the Pharohs
Word, the Beatles
Yes It Is Beatles
Yes Iím Ready Mason, Barbara
Yesterday Beatles
You Really Got a Hold On Me Beatles
You Turn Me On Whitcomb, Ian
You Were on My Mind We Five
You Wonít See Me Beatles
Youíre Gonna Lose That Girl Beatles
Youíre So Good to Me Beach Boys
Youíre the One Vogues
Youíve Got to Hide Your Love Away Beatles
Youíve Got to Hide Your Love Away Silkie
Youíve Got Your Troubles Fortunes
Youíve Lost that Loviní Feeliní Righteous Brothers


Meanwhile, in 1965...

The great Gateway Arch in St. Louis is completed; It commemorates the Louisiana purchase in 1808.

The Housing and Urban Development (HUD) department becomes another Washington institution. The "Great Society" marches on.

63 million taxpayer dollars plants the seeds for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The "Great Society" takes another leap forward.

The world's first commercial satellite, Early Bird, is launched by the U.S.; the satellite facilitates global communications.

January: In his State of the Union message, President Johnson outlines programs for a "Great Society" that will eliminate poverty in America.

In time for the late boomers, Congress votes $1.3 billion in federal aid to elementary and secondary schools.

August: The Voting Rights Act becomes law.

The miniskirt makes its appearance, in time for 35 million boomer women (and a few men as well, perhaps).

Remember when "the milkman" delivered milk to your house? 25% of all milk is delivered to homes by milkmen in 1965. The percentage was down to 15% a decade later. Does anybody get milk delivered today?

Diet Pepsi is now available, just in time for boomers reaching "that age."

Malcolm X is assassinated, coincidentally during "National Brotherhood Week."

February: Dr. Martin Luther King is arrested in Selma, Alabama, while protesting state regulations on voting.

In August race riots in the Watts section of Los Angeles result in 34 deaths. More than 200 businesses are destroyed.

"Amos and Andy" is taken off the air amid protests of racial stereotyping. Ironically, black actors are laid off as a result.

The U.S. wasn't first; Britain bans cigarette advertising from television.

"On a Clear Day You Can See Forever," "The Roar of the Greasepaint, the Smell of the Crowd," and "Man of La Mancha" open on Broadway.

The Grateful Dead begins its 30-year run.

March: Planes bomb Vietnam in a heavy aerial assault.

June: Congress authorizes the use of ground troops in Vietnam; a complete ground offensive is underway by June. "The Vietcong are going to collapse within weeks," says President Johnson's National Security Adviser Walt Whitman Rostow; "Not months, but weeks." 125,000 U.S. troops are in Vietnam.

October: Antiwar rallies attract considerable crowds, poet Allen Ginsburg introduces the term "flower power" to define a protest strategy.

The "Hare Krishna" chant is used for the first time by the new "International Society for Krishna Consciousness."

The L. A. Dodgers win the World Series.

November: The worst power failure in history blacks out Ontario and nine U.S. states, including New York. The power is out for 12 hours; nine months later, a whole lot of post-boomer babies are born.

Ralph Nader challenges the auto industry with his book, "Unsafe at Any Speed." The first major victim is Chevrolet's Corvair. 51,000 Americans are killed annually (about the same number as died in the entire Vietnam war.)

The Academy award for Best Picture goes to "The Sound of Music." Lee Marvin wins for Best Actor in "Cat Ballou."


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