1960s British Rock and Pop Chronology
1965
 
 
January JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
1 NME: The US Labor Department halts H-1 visas for "British rock 'n' roll groups." The decision strands tours by the Nashville Teens, the Zombies, and the Hullaballoos in New York City.
NME: ABC-TV and Rediffusion-TV are banning "Leader of the Pack" by the Shangri-Las.
BBC-2: The Kinks appear on "Beat in the New Year"
2 The Zombies: "Tell Her No" / "Leave Me Be" [Parrot 9723, US release; US #6]
4 London: T.S. Eliot (76) dies
  Washington, D.C.: Lyndon Johnson outlines his plans for a "Great Society"
5 ITV: Ready, Steady, Go! bans "Leader of the Pack"
7 The Beatles: "I Feel Fine" [continues from 1964 at UK #1]
  The Seekers (Australia): "I'll Never Find another You" [Columbia DB 7431, charts, UK #1]
Them: "Baby Please Don't Go" [Decca F 12018, charts, UK #10]
Brian Poole and the Tremeloes: "Three Bells" [Decca F 12037, charts, UK #17]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops [Season Two] Johnny Pearson & Sounds Orchestral ("Cast Your Fate to the Wind"); Julie Rogers ("Like a Child"); Sandie Shaw ("Girl Don't Come"); Them ("Baby Please Don't Go"). Video: Adam Faith ("Message to Martha"); Gene Pitney ("I'm Gonna Be Strong"); Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames ("Yeh Yeh"); Gerry & the Pacemakers ("Ferry Cross the Mersey"); The Searchers ("What Have They Done to the Rain").
8 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 76]: Cilla Black ("You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'"); The Rockin' Berries ("What in the World's Come Over You"); Sonny Boy Williamson
9 London: Chuck Berry opens UK tour in Lewisham
14 Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames: "Yeh Yeh" [UK #1 for 2 weeks]
  Cilla Black: "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" [Parlophone R 5225, charts UK #2]
Manfred Mann: "Come Tomorrow" [HMV POP 1381, charts, UK #4]
Billy Fury: "I'm Lost without You" [Decca F 12048, charts, UK #16]
The Dave Clark Five: "Everybody Knows (I Still Love You) " [Columbia DB 7453, charts, UK #37]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Billy Fury ("I'm Lost without You"); Cilla Black ("You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'"); Them ("Baby Please Don't Go"); Twinkle ("Terry"). Video: Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames ("Yeh Yeh"); Gerry & the Pacemakers ("Ferry Cross the Mersey"); Sandie Shaw ("Girl Don't Come"). Promo: The Moody Blues ("Go Now").
15 The Kinks: "Tired of Waiting for You" / "Come On Now" [Pye UK release]
The Who: "I Can't Explain" / "Baldheaded Woman" [Brunswick UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 77]: The Rolling Stones ("What a Shame," "Time Is on My Side" & "Down the Road Apiece"); The Kinks ("Tired of Waiting for You"); The Righteous Brothers ("You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'"); Del Shannon ("Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)")
  Winston Churchill suffers stroke
17 London: Folk/Blues Happening with Shirley Collins and Davy Graham at Cecil Sharp House
18 Sun 'n' Sands Hotel, Bombay, India: The songs of early morning fishermen inspire Ray Davies to write "See My Friends." The Kinks, The Honeycombs, and Manfred Mann have stopped over in Bombay on their way to Australia.
21 The Kinks: "Tired of Waiting for You" [Pye 7N 15759, charts, UK #1]
Val Doonican: "The Special Years" [Decca F 12049, charts, UK #7]
The Rockin' Berries: "What in the World's Come Over You" [Piccadilly 7N 35217, charts, UK #23]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Brian Poole and the Tremeloes ("Three Bells"); Cilla Black ("You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'"); Del Shannon ("Keep Searchin' (We'll Follow the Sun)"); Gerry & the Pacemakers ("Ferry Cross the Mersey"); Sounds Orchestral ("Cast Your Fate to the Wind"). Videos: Manfred Mann ("Come Tomorrow"); The Kinks ("Tired of Waiting for You"); The Moody Blues ("Go Now").
22 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 78]: Dave Clark Five ("Everybody Knows"); Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders ("Game of Love"); Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas
23 Petula Clark: "Downtown" [Warner Brothers; US #1, 2 weeks]
24 London: Winston Churchill (90) dies
27 London: The Small Faces begin rehearsing in the Ruskin Arms, High Steet North, Manor Park
28 The Moody Blues: "Go Now" [UK #1 for 1 week]
  The Hollies: "Yes I Will" [Parlophone R 5232, charts, UK #9]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Them ("Baby Please Don't Go"); The Seekers ("I'll Never Find another You"); Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers ("I'll Take You Home"). Video: Val Doonican ("The Special Years"); The Righteous Brothers ("You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'"); Del Shannon ("Keep Searchin'"); Billy Fury ("I'm Lost without You"); The Kinks ("Tired of Waiting for You").
29 The Zombies: "Tell Her No" / "What More Can I Do" [Decca UK release]
Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders: "Game of Love" / "Since You've Been Gone" [Fontana; UK release]
The Animals: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" / "Club-a-Go-Go" [Columbia; UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 79]: The Who ("I Can't Explain"); The Animals; Elkie Brooks; Donovan; The Hollies ("Yes I Will" & "Nobody"); Goldie and the Gingerbreads; Rick and Sandy; Ron and Mel; Rhythm and Blues, Inc. The Who appear before an audience packed with Who fans.
 
  Other January Artifacts
  The [Under]Takers: "I Fell in Love for the First Time"
  London: Them arrive from Ireland.
  Britain: Abolition of the death penalty
   
 
February JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
1 Luton, Bedfordshire: ABC Cinema theater manager pulls the curtain on P.J.Proby when the singer's pants split.
2 London: Screaming Jay Hawkins begins British tour at Wallington Town Hall
4 The Righteous Brothers: "You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'" [UK #1 for 2 weeks]
  Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders: "Game of Love" [Fontana TF 535, charts, UK #2]
The Animals: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" [Columbia DB 7445, charts, UK #3]
The Ivy League: "Funny How Love Can Be" [Piccadilly 7N 35222, charts, UK #8]
Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers: "I'll Take You Home" [Parlophone R 5229, charts, UK #42]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Adam Faith ("Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself"); Brian Poole and the Tremeloes ("Three Bells"); The Animals ("Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"); Val Doonican ("The Special Years"). Video: The Kinks ("Tired of Waiting for You"); The Righteous Brothers ("You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'"); The Seekers ("I'll Never Find Another You"); Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders ("The Game of Love"). Promo: The Shangri-Las ("Leader of the Pack.
5 NME: Derek Johnson questions the prevalence of miming on television shows
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go!   Adam Faith ("Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself"); Marianne Faithfull ("Come and Stay with Me"); Gene Pitney ("I Must Be Seeing Things"); The Roulettes; The Zombies
8 Britain: The government bans cigarette advertising on television
11 Tom Jones: "It's Not Unusual" [Decca F 12062, charts, UK #1]
The Shadows: "Mary Anne" [Columbia DB 7476, charts, UK #17]
Adam Faith: "Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself" [Parlophone R 5235, charts, UK #23]
Ronnie Hilton: "A Windmill in Old Amsterdam" [HMV POP 1378, charts, UK #23; last chart]
The Zombies: "Tell Her No" [Decca F 12072, charts, UK #42]
Babbity Blue: "Don't Make Me" [Decca F 12053, charts, UK #48]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Herman's Hermits ("Silhouettes"); The Hollies ("Yes I Will"); The Ivy League ("Funny How Love Can Be"); The Seekers ("I'll Never Find another You"); Tom Jones ("It's Not Unusual"); Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders ("The Game of Love"). Video: Del Shannon ("Keep Searchin'"); The Animals ("Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"); The Kinks ("Tired of Waiting for You"); Val Doonican ("The Special Years"). Promo: Jim Reeves ("It Hurts So Much").
12 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 81]: Manfred Mann ("Come Tomorrow"); Dusty Springfield ("Your Hurtin' Kind of Love"); The Nashville Teens ("Find My Way Back Home"); Sandie Shaw ("I'll Stop at Nothing"); Millie Small; Donovan ("Talking Donovan Blues")
17 NBC Television Studios, New York: The Kinks film lip-synced versions of current hits for the TV show, Hullabaloo. They decline joining the American Federation of Television and Recording Artists (AFTRA).
15 The Beatles: "Eight Days a Week" [Capitol US release]
Los Angeles: Nat 'King' Cole dies
18 The Kinks: "Tired of Waiting for You" [UK #1 for 1 week]
  Herman's Hermits: "Silhouettes" / "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat" [Columbia DB 7475, charts, UK #3]
Marianne Faithful: "Come and Stay with Me" [Decca F 12075, charts, UK #4]
Sandie Shaw: "I'll Stop at Nothing" [Pye 7N 15783, charts, UK #4]
The Who: "I Can't Explain" [Brunswick 05926, charts, UK #8]
Dusty Springfield: "Your Hurtin' Kind of Love" [Philips BF 1396, charts, UK #37]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops.   Billy J Kramer & The Dakotas ("It's Gotta Last Forever"); Sandie Shaw ("I'll Stop at Nothing"); The Hollies ("Yes I Will"); The Ivy League ("Funny How Love Can Be"); The Kinks ("Tired of Waiting for You"). Video: Gene Pitney ("I Must Be Seeing Things"); Roy Orbison ("Goodnight"); The Animals ("Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"); The Seekers ("I'll Never Find another You"); Tom Jones ("It's Not Unusual").
19 London: Elkan Allan, chief of Rediffusion TV's light entertainment, announces a ban on miming from April 2nd, particularly affecting Ready Steady Go!
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 82]: Roy Orbison ("Goodnight"); Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames ("In the Meantime"); The Searchers ("Goodbye My Love"); Donovan ("Talking Pop Star Blues"); Crispian St. Peters ("At this Moment")
20 Palm Springs, California: Alan Freed (42) dies
21 New York City: Malcolm X (39) assassinated
23 Santa Monica, California: Stan Laurel dies
25 The Seekers: "I'll Never Find Another You" [UK #1 for 2 weeks]
  Unit Four Plus Two: "Concrete and Clay" [Decca F 11821, charts, UK #1]
The Pretty Things: "Honey I Need" [Fontana TF 537, charts, UK #13]
The Spencer Davis Group: "Every Little Bit Hurts" [Fontana TF 530, charts, UK #41]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Performance: Herman's Hermits ("Silhouettes"); Kathy Kirby ("I Belong"); The Hollies ("Yes I Will"); The Ivy League ("Funny How Love Can Be"); The Pretty Things ("Honey I Need"); Tom Jones ("It's Not Unusual"); Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders ("The Game of Love"). Video: Marianne Faithfull ("Come and Stay with Me"); Sandie Shaw ("I'll Stop at Nothing"); The Seekers ("I'll Never Find Another You"); The Shadows ("Mary Anne").
  Red Sands, Thames Estuary: KING Radio replaces Radio Invicta
26 The Rolling Stones: "The Last Time" / "Play with Fire"[Decca UK release]
The Searchers: "Goodbye My Love" / "Till I Met You" [Pye UK release]
The Moody Blues: "I Don't Want to Go On without You" / "Time Is on My Side" [Decca UK release]
The Spencer Davis Group: "Every Little Bit Hurts" / "It Hurts Me So" [Fontana UK release]
Jimmy Page: "She Just Satisfies" / "Keep Moving" [Fontana UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 83]: The Rolling Stones ("The Last Time," "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"/"Pain in My Heart," "Play with Fire" & "I'm Moving On"); The Who ("I Can't Explain"); The Dave Clark Five ("Reelin' & Rockin'"); The Animals ("Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood")
 
  Other February Artifacts
  The Yardbirds: Five Live Yardbirds ["Too Much Monkey Business"]
  Palace Gate, Kensington, London: The Pink Floyd Blues Band performs at the Count Down
  The Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones, Now! [US release]
   
 
March JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
4 The Rolling Stones: "The Last Time" [Decca F 12104, charts, UK #1]
The Searchers: "Goodbye My Love" [Pye 7N 15794, charts, UK #4]
Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames: "In the Meanwhile" [Columbia DB 7494, charts, UK #22]
The Moody Blues: "I Don't Want to Go on without You" [Decca F 12095, charts, UK #33]
The Nashville Teens: "Find My Way Back Home" [Decca F 12089, charts, UK #34]
Kathy Kirby: "I Belong" [Decca F 12087, charts, UK #36; last chart]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Herman's Hermits ("Silhouettes"); The Hollies ("Yes I Will"); The Rolling Stones ("The Last Time"); The Searchers ("Goodbye My Love"); Twinkle ("Golden Lights"). Video: Gene Pitney ("I Must Be Seeing Things"); Petula Clark - I Know a Place"); Sandie Shaw ("I'll Stop at Nothing"); Tom Jones ("It's Not Unusual"); Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders ("The Game of Love").
5 Them: "Here Comes the Night" / "All For Myself" [UK release]
The Kinks: Kinda Kinks [Pye NPL 18112, UK LP release; UK #3]
  London: Jeff Beck makes his first appearance with the Yardbirds
——: T-Bone Walker begins British tour at the Flamingo
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 84]: Petula Clark ("I Know a Place"); The Moody Blues ("I Don't Want to Go On without You")
7 Selma, Alabama: Police violently disband the first Selma civil rights march
9 Selma, Alabama: Police halt Martin Luther King Jr. on the second Selma civil rights march
11 Tom Jones: "It's Not Unusual" [UK #1 for 1 week]
  Cliff Richard and the Shadows: "The Minute You're Gone" [Columbia DB 7496, charts, UK #1]
Petula Clark: "I Know a Place" [Pye 7N 15772, charts, UK #17]
The Dave Clark Five: "Reelin' and Rockin'" [Columbia DB 7503, charts, UK #24]
Ian Campbell Folk Group: "The Times They Are a-Changin'" [Transatlantic SP 5, charts, UK #42]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames ("In The Meantime"); Rolling Stones ("The Last Time"); The Searchers ("Goodbye My Love"); The Who - I Can't Explain"); Tom Jones ("It's Not Unusual"). Video: Herman's Hermits ("Silhouettes"); Marianne Faithfull ("Come and Stay with Me"); The Pretty Things ("Honey I Need"); The Shadows ("Mary Anne").
12 Donovan: "Catch the Wind" / "Why Do You Treat Me Like You Do" [Pye 7N 15801; UK release]
Gerry and the Pacemakers: "I'll Be There" / "Baby You're So Good to Me" [Columbia UK release]
Murray's Monkeys: "Gipsy" / "I'll Be Here" [Pye UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 85]: The Temptations; Little Stevie Wonder; Donovan ("Catch the Wind"); Gerry and the Pacemakers ("I'll Be There"); Françoise Hardy ("All Over the World"); Gary Farr and the T-Bones
13 The Beatles: "Eight Days a Week" [Capitol; US #1, 2 weeks]
15 Washington, D.C. : Lyndon Baines Johnson addresses a joint session of Congress about American Civil Rights
18 The Rolling Stones: "The Last Time" [UK #1 for 3 weeks]
  The Yardbirds: "For Your Love" [Columbia DB 7499, charts, UK #3]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames ("In the Meantime"); Gerry & the Pacemakers ("I'll Be There"); Sandie Shaw ("I'll Stop at Nothing"); The Searchers ("Goodbye My Love"); The Yardbirds ("For Your Love"); Unit Four Plus Two ("Concrete & Clay"). Video: Petula Clark ("I Know a Place"); The Pretty Things ("Honey I Need"); The Rolling Stones ("The Last Time").
  Britain: Prices and Income Board established
19 Heinz: "Diggin' My Potatoes" [Columbia DB 7482, charts, UK #49; last chart]
  The Kinks: "Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy" / "Who'll Be the Next in Line" [Pye 7N 15813; UK release; UK # 20]
The Searchers: Sounds Like the Searchers [Pye UK LP release]
  London: Rembrandt's "Titus" sells for 2.2 million
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 86]: The Dave Clark Five ("Reelin' & Rockin'"); Martha and the Vandellas ("Nowhere to Run"); The Kinks ("Everybody's Gonna Be Happy"); Them ("Here Comes the Night"); Dave Berry ("Little Things"); The Miracles; Bobby Vee; The Yardbirds ("For Your Love")
21 Selma, Alabama: Martin Luther King Jr. and more than 3,000 civil rights demonstrators begin a march to Montgomery
23 London: Establishment of "Ray Davies (Entertainments) Ltd."
24 The Kinks: Kinks-Size [Reprise R 6158; US LP release, US #13]
25 Them (Belfast): "Here Comes the Night" [Decca F 12094, charts, UK #2; last chrt]
Donovan: "Catch the Wind" [Pye 7N 15801, charts, UK #4]
The Barron Knights: "Pop Go the Workers" [Columbia DB 7525, charts, UK #5]
Dave Berry: "Little Things" [Decca F 12103, charts, UK #5]
Gerry and the Pacemakers: "I'll Be There" [Columbia DB 7504, charts, UK #15]
Julie Rogers: "Hawaiian Wedding Song" [Mercury MF 849, charts, UK #31]
Matt Monro: "Without You" [Parlophone R 5251, charts, UK #37]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Performance: Donovan ("Catch the Wind"); The Pretty Things ("Honey I Need"); The Yardbirds ("For Your Love"); Unit Four Plus Two ("Concrete & Clay"). Video: Cliff Richard ("The Minute You're Gone"); Herman's Hermits ("Silhouettes"); Marianne Faithfull ("Come and Stay with Me"); The Who ("I Can't Explain"); Tom Jones ("It's Not Unusual"); Promo: Elvis Presley ("Do the Clam").
  Montgomery, Alabama: National Guardsmen and Army helicopters protect the third Selma civil rights march which arrives successfully
26 The Kinks: "Everybody's Gonna Be Happy"[/"Who'll Be the Next In Line"] [Pye 7N 15813, charts, UK #17]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 87]: The Drifters ("At the Club"); The Supremes ("Stop in the Name of Love"); The Moody Blues ("I Don't Want to Go on without You"); The Checkmates. Keith Fordyce leaves the program.
27 Melody Maker publishes its list of top British "lead guitarists": Keith Richards, Keith Hopwood, Mike Pinder, Chuck Botfield, George Harrison, Hank Marvin, Tony Hicks, Jim Sullivan, Dave Davies, and Hilton Valentine. (11)
30 London: Tamla-Motown tour begins at Finsbury Park, including the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, the Earl Van Dyke Six, Smokie Robinson and the Miracles, the Supremes, and Martha and the Vandellas
 
  Other March Artifacts
  The Pretty Things: "Road Runner"
  Herman's Hermits: "Can't You Hear My Heartbeat" [US#2]
   
 
April JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
1 The Bachelors: "True Love for Ever More" [Decca F 12108, charts, UK #34]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Freddie & the Dreamers ("A Little You"); Gerry & the Pacemakers ("I'll Be There"); The Animals ("Bring It on Home to Me"); The Who ("I Can't Explain"); The Yardbirds ("For Your Love"); Them ("Here Comes the Night"); Unit Four Plus Two ("Concrete & Clay"). Video: Cliff Richard ("The Minute You're Gone"); The Rolling Stones ("The Last Time").
2 The Animals: "Bring It on Home" / "For Miss Caulker" [Columbia UK release]
  London: The Musicians Union applies anti-miming rules to broadcasts
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 88]: "Ready Steady Goes Live!" Donovan; The Roulettes; The Artwoods ("Sweet Mary"); Tom Jones ("It's Not Unusual" [mimed, despite the new policy]); The Kinks ("Everybody's Gonna Be Happy"); Manfred Mann ("With God on Our Side" [joined by session musician Jim Sullivan]; Dionne Warwick ("You Can Have Him"); Cliff Bennett and the Rebel Rousers; Zoot Money's Big Roll Band; The Yardbirds ("For Your Love")
3 Melody Maker publishes its list of top British "bass guitarists": John Rostill, Paul McCartney, Frank Allen, Eric Haydock, Pete Quaife, Bill Wyman, Roy Austin, Chas Chandler, Paul Samwell-Smith, and Robin McDonald. (8)
6 London: Sid Coleman (58), general manager of EMI's Ardmore and Beechwood publishing, dies
8 Unit Four Plus Two: "Concrete and Clay" [UK #1 for 1 week]
  The Animals: "Bring It On Home to Me" [Columbia DB 7539, charts, UK #7]
Peter and Gordon: "True Love Ways" [Columbia DB 7524, charts, UK #2]
Val Doonican: "I'm Gonna Get There Somehow" [Decca F 12118, charts, UK #25]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers ("Three Rooms with Running Water"); Dave Berry ("Little Things"); Donovan ("Catch the Wind"); Roger Miller ("King of the Road"); The Bachelors ("True Love for Ever More"); Them ("Here Comes the Night"). Video: Performance: The Barron Knights ("Pop Go the Workers"); The Yardbirds ("For Your Love"); Unit Four Plus Two ("Concrete & Clay").
9 The Beatles: "Ticket to Ride" / "Yes It Is" [UK Parlophone release]
The Ivy League: "That's Why I'm Crying" / "A Girl Like You" [Piccadilly UK release]
Carl Wayne and the Vikings: "This Is Love" / "You Could Be Fun" [Pye UK release]
The Zombies: "She's Coming Home" / "I Must Move" [Decca F12125; UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 89]: The Rolling Stones ("Everybody Needs Somebody to Love"/"Pain in My Heart," "I'm Alright," & "The Last Time"); The Animals ("Bring It on Home to Me"); Roger Miller ("King of the Road"); Goldie and the Gingerbreads; Dave Bem (or Bern?); Madeline Bell ("Daytime"); The Yardbirds ("For Your Love")
10 Melody Maker publishes its list of top British "rhythm guitarists": Brian Jones, Bruce Welch, John Lennon, John McNally, Ray Davies, Chris Dreja, Geoff Turton, Graham Nash, Mick Green, Roy Crewdson. (10)
  Freddie and the Dreamers: "I'm Telling You Now" [Tower 125; US #1, 2 weeks]
11 London: NME Poll Winners' Concert, Wembly Empire Pool: Animals, Bachelors, Beatles, Cilla Black, Georgie Fame, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, Keith Fordyce, Freddie and the Dreamers, Gerry and the Pacemakers, the Ivy League, Tom Jones, Kinks, Moody Blues, P. J. Proby, Rockin' Berries, Rolling Stones, Jimmy Savile, Searchers, Seekers, Sounds Incorporated, Dusty Springfield, Them, Twinkle
12 The Byrds: "Mr. Tambourine Man" / "I Knew I'd Want You" [Columbia 43271, released, UK/US #1]
15 Cliff Richard and the Shadows: "The Minute You're Gone" [UK #1 for 1 week]
  The Beatles: "Ticket to Ride" [Parlophone R 5265, charts, UK #1]
The Seekers: "A World of Our Own" [Columbia DB 7532, charts, UK #3]
Manfred Mann: "Oh No, Not My Baby" [HMV POP 1413, charts, UK #11]
  Rediffusion ITV (The Ricky Tick Club, Windsor): Ready Steady Go! Episode 90: John Lennon and George Harrison (interviewed by Cathy McGowan); Adam Faith ("I Need Your Lovin'" [with John Lennon, George Harrison and others singing along]); Don & Dee Dee Ford; Adam Faith; The Kinks ("Everybody's Gonna Be Happy"); Herman's Hermits ("Wonderful World"); Doris Troy; The Yardbirds ("For Your Love")
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Dave Berry ("Little Things"); Peter and Gordon ("True Love Ways"); The Beatles - Ticket to Ride" & "Yes It Is"); The Kinks ("Everybody's Gonna Be Happy"); Val Doonican ("I'm Gonna Get There Somehow"). Video: Cliff Richard ("The Minute You're Gone"); Gerry and the Pacemakers ("I'll Be There"); The Animals ("Bring It on Home to Me"); The Barron Knights ("Pop Go the Workers").
16 49 Greek Street, Soho, London: Les Cousins [club] opens
17 Melody Maker publishes its list of top British "drummers": Chris Curtis, John Steel, Ringo Starr, Mick Avory, Bobby Elliot, Terry Bond, Brian Bennett, Charlie Watts, Jim McCarty, and Keith Moon. (8)
19 The Beatles: "Ticket to Ride" / "Yes It Is" [Capitol US release]
22 The Beatles: "Ticket to Ride" [UK #1 for 3 weeks]
  Jackie Trent: "Where Are You Now (My Love)" [Pye 7N 15776, charts, UK #1]
Cilla Black: "I've Been Wrong Before" [Parlophone R 5269, charts, UK #17]
Freddie and the Dreamers: "A Little You" [Columbia DB 7526, charts, UK #26]
Soul Brothers: "I Keep Ringing My Baby" [Decca F 12116; charts; UK #42]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Cilla Black ("I've Been Wrong Before"); Donovan ("Catch the Wind"); Lulu & the Luvvers ("Satisfied"); Manfred Mann ("Oh No Not My Baby"); The Seekers ("A World of Our Own"). Video: Dave Berry ("Little Things"); Peter And Gordon ("True Love Ways"); Roger Miller ("King of the Road"); The Beatles ("Yes It Is"). Promo: Bob Dylan ("The Times They Are a Changin'").
23 The Rockin' Berries: "Poor Man's Son" [Piccadilly UK & US release]
Bob Dylan: "Subterranean Homesick Blues" [CBS UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 91]: Cilla Black ("I've Been Wrong Before"); Tom Jones ("Once upon a Time"); Paramounts; The Moody Blues; John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
24 Melody Maker lists its top British "harmonicas" and "organists": Mick Jagger, Donovan, Keith Relf, Paul Jones, Jack Bruce/Alan Price, Georgie Fame, Graham Bond, Barrie Cameron, and Manfred Mann. (10-11)
  Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders: "Game of Love" [Fontana; US #1; 1 week]
26 London: Bob Dylan arrives for tour
29 Herman's Hermits: "Wonderful World" [Columbia DB 7546, charts, UK #7]
The Honeycombs: "Something Better Beginning"[Pye 7N 15827, charts, UK #39]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Chubby Checker ("At the Discotheque"); Manfred Mann ("Oh No Not My Baby"); Marianne Faithfull ("This Little Bird"); The Animals ("Bring It on Home to Me"); The Honeycombs ("Something Better Beginning"); Them ("Here Comes the Night"). Video: Herman's Hermits ("Wonderful World"); Jackie Trent ("Where Are You Now"); Roger Miller ("King of the Road"); The Beatles ("Ticket to Ride").
30 Sheffield: Bob Dylan begins his UK tour
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! Episode 92: Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames; Bertice Reading
 
  Other April Artifacts
  Them (Belfast 1963): "Gloria" [US only release]
   
 
May JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
1 Herman's Hermits: "Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter" [MGM; US #1, 3 weeks]
2 The "Early Bird" satellite relays television pictures across the Atlantic
  CBS TV: The Rolling Stones appear in a taped performance on The Ed Sullivan Show (despite Ed Sullivan's comments the previous year that they would never be on his show again)
4 London: Animals manager, Mike Jeffries, announces that Alan Price has left group
6 Marianne Faithful: "This Little Bird" [Decca F 12162, charts, UK #6]
The Ivy League: "That's Why I'm Crying" [Piccadilly 7N 35228, charts, UK #22]
Tom Jones: "Once upon a Time" [Decca F 12121, charts, UK #32]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Jackie Trent ("Where Are You Now"); The Ivy League ("That's Why I'm Crying"); The Searchers ("Bumble Bee"); The Seekers ("A World of Our Own"). Video: The Barron Knights ("Pop Go the Workers"); The Beatles ("Ticket to Ride"); Herman's Hermits ("Wonderful World"); Peter & Gordon ("True Love Ways"); Roger Miller ("King of the Road"). Promo: Jim Reeves ("Not Until the Next Time").
  London. The Labour government nationalizes the steel industry
7 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 93]: The Everly Brothers ("The Price of Love"); Unit Four Plus Two (Unit 4+2) ("You've Never Been in Love Like this before"); Sandie Shaw ("Long Live Love")
8 Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas: "Trains and Boats and Planes" [UK relase]
13 Roger Miller: "King of the Road" [UK #1 for 1 week]
  Sandie Shaw: "Long Live Love" [Pye 7N 15841, charts, UK #1]
The Rockin' Berries: "Poor Man's Son" [Piccadilly 7N 35236, charts, UK #5]
Unit Four Plus Two: "You've Never Been in Love Like This before" [Decca F 12144, charts, UK #14]
The Quiet Five: "When the Morning Sun Dries the Dew" [Parlophone R 5273, charts, UK #45]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops.   Francoise Hardy ("All Over the World"); Manfred Mann ("Oh No Not My Baby"); Peter & Gordon ("True Love Ways"); Sandie Shaw ("Long Live Love"); The Seekers ("A World of Our Own"). Video: Herman's Hermits ("Wonderful World"); The Bachelors ("Marie"); The Rockin' Berries ("Poor Man's Son"). Promo Videos: Bob Dylan ("Subterranean Homesick Blues"); The Beatles ("Ticket to Ride").
14 Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas: "Trains and Boats and Planes" / "That's the Way I Feel" [Parlophone; UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 94]: The Kinks ("Set Me Free"); Sandie Shaw ("Long Live Love"); The Dave Clark Five ("Come Home"); The Spencer Davis Group
18 West Germany: Elizabeth II visits
19 Capitol Theatre, Cardiff, Wales: Mick Avory knocks Dave Davies unconscious during a Kinks performance.
20 Jackie Trent: "Where Are You Now (My Love)" [UK #1 for 1 week]
  The Bachelors: "Marie" [Decca 12156, charts, UK #9]
Billy J. Kramer with the Dakotas: "Trains and Boats and Planes" [Parlophone R 5285, charts, UK #12]
The Nashville Teens: "This Little Bird" [Decca F 12143, charts, UK #38]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Dave Clark Five ("Come Home"); Jackie Trent ("Where Are You Now"); Sandie Shaw ("Long Live Love"); The Rockin' Berries ("Poor Man's Son"). Video: Marianne Faithfull ("This Little Bird"); Peter And Gordon ("True Love Ways"); The Everly Brothers ("The Price of Love"); The Ivy League ("That's Why I'm Crying"); The Seekers ("A World of Our Own").
21 The Who: "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" / "Daddy Rolling Stone" [Brunswick; UK release]
The Kinks: "Set Me Free" / "I Need You" [Pye; UK release]
The Hollies: "I'm Alive" [Parlophone; UK release]
The Dave Clark Five: "Come Home" / "Mighty Good Loving" [Columbia; UK release]
The Spencer Davis Group: "Strong Love" / "This Hammer" [Fontana; UK release]
Ian Whitcomb: "You Turn Me On" / "Poor But Honest" [Capitol; UK release]
The Tornados 65: "Early Bird" [Columbia; UK release]
NME: US immigration has issued an H-1 visa to Sandie Shaw
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 95]: The Who ("Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere"); The Four Tops; Connie Francis ("My Child"); David Goldsmith; Ronnie Jones
22 Melody Maker: Dave Clark denies that anyone but him drums on "Glad All Over" despite rumors that a session musician had been used.
  The Beatles: "Ticket to Ride" [Capitol; US #1, 1 week]
24 Brighton/ITV: British Song Festival featuring Dave Berry and the Cruisers; Cliff Bennett & the Rebel Rousers; Maureen Evans; Marianne Faithful; Ivy League; Kenny Lynch; the Moody Blues; Helen Shapiro
  Britain adopts metric system
25 Brighton/ITV: British Song Festival featuring Elkie Brooks; Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders; Billy J. Kramer; Lulu; Manfred Mann; Julie Rogers; Mark Wynter
26 Brighton/ITV: British Song Festival, final heat
27 Sandie Shaw: "Long Live Love" [UK #1 for 3 weeks]
  The Hollies: "I'm Alive" [Parlophone R 5287, charts, UK #1]
The Kinks: "Set Me Free" / "I Need You" [Pye 7N 15854, charts, UK #9]
The Who: "Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" [Brunswick 05935, charts, UK #10]
The Dave Clark Five: "Come Home" [Columbia DB 7508, charts, UK #16]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Marianne Faithfull ("This Little Bird"); Marianne Faithfull ("This Little Bird"); Sandie Shaw ("Long Live Love"); The Hollies ("I'm Alive"); The Rockin' Berries ("Poor Man's Son"); The Walker Brothers ("Love Her"). Video: The Bachelors ("Marie"); The Everly Brothers ("The Price of Love"). Promo: Burt Bacharach and His Orchestra ("Trains and Boats and Planes").
  The Rolling Stones: "Satisfaction" [US release]
28 The Yardbirds: "Heart Full of Soul" / "Steeled Blues" [Columbia; UK release]
Donovan: "Colours" / "To Sing for You" [Pye 7N 15866; UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 96]: Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas ("Trains and Boats and Planes"); The Moody Blues ("From the Bottom of My Heart"); The Soul Sisters
30 London: The Jimmy Smith Trio perform at the Royal Festival Hall
  CBS: The Animals appear on The Ed Sullivan Show
 
  Other May Artifacts
  The Merseybeats: "Don't Let It Happen to Us" [UK release]
  Ian Whitcomb (b.Woking 1941): "You Turn Me On" [US release]
The Seekers: "I'll Never Find Another You" [US#5]
Petula Clark: "I Know a Place" [US#3]
   
 
June JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
1 BBC TV: Top of the Pops [episode 76]: Sandie Shaw ("Long Live Love") [Rehearsal]
3 Donovan: "Colours" [Pye 7N 15866, charts, UK #4]
  Birmingham: American Folk Music Tour with Rambling Jack Elliot, the Reverend Gary Davis, Buffy Saint-Marie, Josh White, Julie Felix, and Derroll Adams opens at Birmingham Town Hall
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Donovan ("Colours"); The Hollies - I'm Alive"); The Kinks ("Set Me Free"); Unit Four Plus Two ("You've Never Been in Love Like This Before"). Video: Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas ("Trains and Boats and Planes"); Sandie Shaw ("Long Live Love"); The Bachelors ("Marie"); The Everly Brothers ("The Price of Love"); The Seekers ("A World of Our Own").
  Earth Orbit: Edward White is the first American to "walk" in space
4 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 97]: The Rolling Stones ("The Last Time" and "Play with Fire"); The Kinks ("Set Me Free"); The Yardbirds ("Heart Full of Soul"); Les Surfs
10 Cliff Richard and the Shadows: "On My Word" [Columbia DB 7596, charts, UK #12]
The Shadows: "Stingray" [Coumbia DB 7588, charts, UK #19]
The Moody Blues: "From the Bottom of My Heart" [Decca F 12166, charts, UK #22]
The Spencer Davis Group: "Strong Love" / "This Hammer" [Fontana TF 571, charts, UK #44]
The Small Faces (and their parents) sign a management contract with Don Arden
Them, Them [Decca LK 4700 release, UK LP release]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Burt Bacharach & The Breakaways ("Trains & Boats & Planes"); Donovan ("Colours"); Gene Pitney ("Looking through the Eyes of Love"); The Rolling Stones ("It's All Right"); The Who ("Anyway Anyhow Anywhere"); Unit Four Plus Two ("You've Never Been in Love Like this Before"). Video: Dave Clark 5 ("Come Home"); Sandie Shaw ("Long Live Love"); The Hollies ("I'm Alive"); The Kinks ("Set Me Free").
11 The Rolling Stone: Got Live If You Want It [Decca DFE 8620, UK LP release]
  London: Elizabeth II includes Beatles on birthday honors list
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 98]: Dave Berry; Manfred Mann ("The One in the Middle"); Lulu ("Leave a Little Love"); Marianne Faithfull ("This Little Bird"); Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders ("Just a Little Bit too Late")
17 The Yardbirds: "Heart Full of Soul" [Columbia DB 7594, charts, UK #2]
Lulu: "Leave a Little Love" [Decca F 12169, charts, UK #8]
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore: "Goodbye-ee" [Decca F 12158, charts, UK #18]
Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders: "Just a Little Bit Late" [Fontana TF 579, charts, UK #20]
Adam Faith: "Someone's Taken Maria Away" [Parlophone R 5289, charts, UK #35]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Donovan ("Colours"); Lulu ("Leave A Little Love"); Peter & Gordon ("To Know You Is To Love You"); The Who ("Anyway Anyhow Anywhere"). Video: Gene Pitney ("Looking Through the Eyes of Love"); The Everly Brothers ("The Price Of Love"); The Rolling Stones ("I'm Moving On"). Promo: Elvis Presley ("Crying In The Chapel").
  New York City: The Kinks arrive for an American tour
18 The Ivy League: "Tossing and Turning" / "Graduation Day" [Piccadilly; UK release]
Peter and Gordon: "To Know You Is to Love You" / "I Told You So" [Columbia; UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 99]: Them ("One More Time"); Solomon Burke; The Marvelettes
24 The Hollies: "I'm Alive" [UK #1 for one week]
  Peter and Gordon: "To Know You Is to Love You" [Columbia DB 7617, charts, UK #5]
The Ivy League: "Tossing and Turning" [Piccadilly 7N 35251, charts, UK #3]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Adam Faith & The Roulettes ("Someone's Taken Maria Away"); Dusty Springfield ("In the Middle of Nowhere"); The Hollies ("I'm Alive"). Video: Gene Pitney ("Looking through the Eyes of Love"); Lulu ("Leave a Little Love"); The Moody Blues ("From the Bottom of My Heart"); The Rolling Stones ("I'm Moving On"); The Yardbirds ("Heart Full of Soul"). Promo: Elvis Presley ("Crying in the Chapel").
25 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 100]: The Animals ("We Gotta Get out of this Place"); Donovan ("Colours"); Bobby Goldsboro ("Voodoo Woman"); The Hollies ("I'm Alive"); P.J. Proby ("Let the Water Run down")
 
  Other June Artifacts
  The Dave Clark Five: Having A Wild Weekend [LP]
The Dave Clark Five: "I Like It Like That"
  London: Eric Clapton buys a Gibson Les Paul from Lew Davis, Charing Cross Road and soon acquires a Marshall 45 watt, 2 x 12 combo model 1962 amp
   
 
July JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
1 Elvis Presley: "Crying in the Chapel" [UK #1 for one week]
  Dusty Springfield: "In the Middle of Nowhere" [Philips BF 1418, charts, UK #8]
Jackie Trent: "When the Summertime Is Over" [Pye 7N 15865, charts, UK #39]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops.   Dave Clark Five ("Catch Us If You Can"); Dusty Springfield ("In the Middle of Nowhere"); The Hollies ("I'm Alive"); The Ivy League ("Tossing & Turning"); Tom Jones ("With these Hands"). Video: Lulu ("Leave a Little Love"); Peter and Gordon ("To Know You Is to Love You"); The Yardbirds ("Heart Full of Soul"). Promo: Manfred Mann ("The One in the Middle").
2 Dave Berry: "This Strange Effect" / "Now" [Decca F 12188; release; UK #37]
  The Cinnamon Cinder, North Hollywood, California: On the set of Dick Clark's Where the Action Is, Ray Davies punches a representative of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists after refusing to pay union fees.
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 101]: The Who ("Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere" & "Shout and Shimmy"); Peter Cook and Dudley Moore ("Goodbye-ee"); Kenny Lynch ("I'll Stay by You"); Manfred Mann ("The One in the Middle"); Nina Simone; Ad Libs; Majority
8 The Hollies: "I'm Alive" [UK #1 for one week]
  The Fortunes: "You've Got Your Troubles" [Decca F 12173, charts, UK #2]
The Searchers: "He's Got No Love" [Pye 7N 15878, charts, UK #12]
Tom Jones: "With these Hands" [Decca F 12191, charts, UK #13]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops.   Lulu ("Leave a Little Love"); Manfred Mann ("The One in the Middle"); PJ Proby ("Let the Water Run Down"); The Searchers ("He's Got No Love"); The Yardbirds ("Heart Full of Soul"). Video: Dusty Springfield ("In the Middle of Nowhere"); Peter & Gordon ("To Know You Is to Love You"); The Hollies ("I'm Alive"). Promo: Sam the Sham & the Pharaohs ("Wooly Bully"); The Ivy League ("Tossing & Turning").
  Wandsworth Prison: "Great Train Robbery" perpetrator, Ronnie Biggs and three other prisoners escape. Biggs travels to Spain for plastic surgery.
9 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 102]: The Dave Clark Five ("Catch Us If You Can"); Goldie and the Gingerbreads ("Sailor Boy"); The Ivy League ("Tossing & Turning"); Kenny Lynch ("I'll Stay by You"); Simon Scott; The Yardbirds ("Heart Full of Soul")
10 The Rolling Stones: "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" [London; US #1, 4 weeks]
14 Mars: American space probe "Mariner Four" sends back photographs
15 Elvis Presley: "Crying in the Chapel" [UK #1 for one week]
  The Animals: "We Gotta Get Out of this Place" [Columbia DB 7639, charts, UK #2]
The Dave Clark Five: "Catch Us If You Can" [Columbia DB 7625, charts, UK #5]
Peter Cook: "The Ballad of Spotty Muldoon" [Decca F 12182, charts, UK #34]
The Pretty Things: "Cry to Me" [/ "Get a Buzz"?] [Fontana TF 585, charts, UK #28]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Billy Fury ("In Thoughts of You"); Peter Cook & Dudley Moore ("Goodbye-ee"); The Animals ("We've Gotta Get Out of this Place"); The Fortunes ("You've Got Your Troubles"); Vikki Carr ("Tell Her of Our Love"). Video: Dusty Springfield ("In the Middle of Nowhere"); Joan Baez ("There but for Fortune"); The Yardbirds ("Heart Full of Soul").
16 NME: Members of Them vote guitarist Billy Harrison out of the group
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 103]: The Animals ("We Gotta Get out of this Place"); Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames ("Like We Used to Be"); Dusty Springfield ("In the Middle of Nowhere"); Inez & Charlie Foxx; Nina Simone
19 Baldock, Hertfordshire: Ivy League (John Carter, Perry Ford, and Ken Lewis) involved in a car crash. Carter is hospitalized.
  The Beatles: "Help" / "I'm Down" [US release, US#1]
22 The Byrds: "Mr. Tambourine Man" [UK #1 for 2 weeks]
  Billy Fury: "In Thoughts of You" [Decca F 12178, charts, UK #9]
Marianne Faithful: "Summer Nights" [Decca F 12193, charts, UK #10]
Briane Poole and the Tremeloes: "I Want Candy" [Decca F 12197, charts, UK #25; last chrt]
Dave Berry: "This Strange Effect" [Decca F 12188, charts, UK #37]
  Romford, Essex: Mick Jagger, Brian Jones, and Bill Wyman fined £5 each for urinating against a wall
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Dave Berry ("This Strange Effect"); Marianne Faithfull ("Summer Nights"); The Animals ("We've Gotta Get out of this Place"); The Fortunes ("You've Got Your Troubles"). Video: Dave Clark 5 ("Catch Us If You Can"); Joan Baez ("There But for Fortune"); The Searchers ("He's Got No Love"); Tom Jones ("With these Hands"). Promo: The Ivy League ("Tossing & Turning").
23 The Beatles: "Help" / "I'm Down" [Parlophone R 5305; UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 104]: Marianne Faithfull ("Summer Nights"); P.J. Proby ("Let the Water Run Down"); Dave Berry ("This Strange Effect"); The Pretty Things ("Cry to Me"); The Moody Blues ("From the Bottom of My Heart"); Simon & Garfunkel ("I Am a Rock")
25 London: The Dave Clark Five's film, Catch Us If You Can opens
  Newport, RI: Bob Dylan appears at the Newport Folk Festival with an electric rock band and the audience boos
28 London: The Ministry of Labour and the Variety and Allied Entertainments Council announce new restrictions on American entertainers limiting them to one television appearance per month
  Edward Heath elected leader of the Conservative Party
  Lyndon Johnson announces increase in American troops in South Vietnam from 75,000 to 125,000
29 The Beatles: "Help" [Parlophone R 5305, charts, UK #1]
Jonathan King: "Everyone's Gone to the Moon" [Decca F 12187, charts, UK #4]
Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames: "Like We Used to Be" [Columbia DB 7633, charts, UK #33]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Billy Fury ("In Thoughts of You"); Dave Clark 5 ("Catch Us If You Can"); Jonathan King ("Everyone's Gone to the Moon"); Sue Thompson ("It's Breakup Time"). Videos: The Animals ("We've Gotta Get out of this Place"); The Fortunes ("You've Got Your Troubles"); The Searchers ("He's Got No Love"); Tom Jones ("With these Hands"). Promo: The Beatles ("Help").
  London Pavilion, London: royal premiere of the Beatles' film, Help!
30 The Kinks: "See My Friends" / "Never Met a Girl Like You Before" [Pye; UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 105]: Anki; The Breakaways; The Kinks ("See My Friends"); Crista Nelli; Bobby Solo; The Yardbirds ("My Girl Sloopy")
 
  Other July Artifacts
  The Moody Blues: The Magnificent Moodies
  The Rolling Stones: Out of Our Heads [US release]
Herman's Hermits: "Wonderful World" [US#4]
   
 
August JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
2 London: The Byrds arrive for a British tour
4 London: Andrew Loog Oldham opens Immediate Records
5 The Beatles: "Help" [UK #1 for 3 weeks]
  The Kinks: "See My Friend" [Pye 7N 15919, charts, UK #10]
The Shadows: "Don't Make My Baby Blue" [Columbia DB 7650, charts, UK #10]
The Honeycombs: "That's the Way" [Pye 7N 15890, charts, UK #12]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Billy Fury ("In Thoughts of You"); Brian Poole And The Tremeloes ("I Want Candy"); Dave Clark Five ("Catch Us If You Can"); Jonathan King ("Everyone's Gone to the Moon"); The Kinks ("See My Friend"). Videos: Horst Jankowski ("A Walk in the Black Forest"); Marianne Faithfull ("Summer Nights"); The Animals ("We've Gotta Get out of this Place"); The Searchers ("He's Got No Love"). Promo Video: Roy Orbison ("You're My Girl").
  London: Monopolies and Mergers Act extends 1948 Monopolies Act to cover services and goods
6 The Beatles: Help! [Parlophone PMC 1255, LP release, UK #1]
The Graham Bond Organization: "Lease on Love" / "My Heart's in Little Pieces" [Columbia; UK release]
  NME: Marianne Faithful announces that she is pregnant.
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 106]: The Who (without Roger Daltry); Brian Poole and the Tremeloes ("I Want Candy"); The Byrds ("All I Really Want to Do"); Sonny And Cher ("I Got You Babe")
  Washington: Lyndon Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act.
7 Melody Maker: Graham Bond uses a new instrument, the Mellotron, on his latest disk, "Lease on Love."
  Herman's Hermits: "I'm Henry VIII, I Am" [MGM; US #1, 1 week]
6 The Small Faces: "Whatcha Gonna Do about It?" / "What's a Matter, Baby" [Decca; UK release]
6-8 London: The 5th National Jazz and Blues Festival, Richmond featuring the Yardbirds, the Who, the Mike Cotton Sound, the Moody Blues, the Steam Packet (with Long John Baldry, Rod Stewart, and Julie Driscoll), the Spencer Davis Group, Manfred Mann, the Animals, and others
11 Watts, Los Angeles: Police arrest and beat Marquette Frye for drunk driving, triggering a week of rioting and looting and resulting in the deaths of 34 people and injuring more than 1,000
12 Tom Jones: "What's New Pussycat" [Decca F 12203, charts, UK #11]
Petula Clark: "You Better Come Home" [Pye 7N 15864, charts, UK #44]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Horst Jankowski ("A Walk in the Black Forest"); Jonathan King ("Everyone's Gone to the Moon"); Sonny And Cher ("I Got You Babe"); The Byrds ("All I Really Want to Do"); The Walker Brothers ("Make It Easy on Yourself"). Videos: Dave Clark Five ("Catch Us If You Can"); Marianne Faithfull ("Summer Nights"); The Fourmost ("Everything in the Garden"); The Kinks ("See My Friend"); The Shadows ("Don't Make My Baby Blue").
13 The Searchers: Searchers '65 [Pye; UK EP release]
The Rockin' Berries: New from the Berries [Piccadilly; UK EP release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 107]: The Animals ("We've Gotta Get out of this Place");
Nico ("I'm Not Sayin'"); The Walker Brothers ("Make It Easy on Yourself"); The Animals ("Talkin' about You" & "Let The Good Times Roll"); Sonny and Cher
  Watts, Los Angeles: Arson attacks begin and the National Guard arrives
14 Los Angeles: Officials declare the city a disaster zone
15 New York City: The Beatles perform for 55,600 at Shea Stadium, setting a world record for a pop concert
17 Los Angeles: Officials lift curfew
19 The Walker Brothers: "Make It Easy on Yourself" [Philips BF 1428, charts, UK #1]
Cliff Richard and the Shadows: "Time in Between" [Columbia DB 7660, charts UK #22]
Frank Ifield: "Paradise" [Columbia DB 7655, charts, UK #26]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Herman's Hermits ("Just a Little Bit Better"); Jonathan King ("Everyone's Gone to the Moon"); The Headliners ("That's the Way I Must Go"); The Kinks ("See My Friends"); The Rolling Stones ("Satisfaction"). Videos: Sonny & Cher ("I Got You Babe"); The Byrds ("All I Really Want to Do"); The Shadows ("Don't Make My Baby Blue"). Promo Videos: Horst Jankowski ("A Walk in the Black Forest"); The Beatles ("Another Girl" & "Help").
20 The Rolling Stones: "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" / "The Spider and the Fly" [UK release]
  NME: George Martin, Ron Richards, John Burgess, and Peter Sullivan form Associated Independent Recordings (London), Limited [AIR]. Clients will include the Beatles, Tom Jones, Manfred Mann, Cilla Black, P.J. Proby, the Hollies and Adam Faith.
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 108]: Donovan ("Universal Soldier"); Herman's Hermits ("Just a Little Bit Better"); Wayne Fontana & the Mindbenders ("She Needs Love"); The Alan Price Set ("Any Day Now")
24 London: The Rolling Stones meet with Allen Klein to discuss their management
26 Sonny and Cher: "I Got You Babe" [UK #1 for two weeks]
  The Rolling Stones: "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" [Decca F 12220, charts, UK #1]
The Rockin' Berries: "You're My Girl" [Piccadilly 7N 35254, charts, UK #40]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Chubby Checker ("Everything's Wrong"); The Hollies ("Look through any Window"); The Honeycombs ("That's the Way"); The Walker Brothers ("Make It Easy on Yourself"). Videos: Sonny & Cher ("I Got You Babe"); The Byrds ("All I Really Want to Do"); The Kinks ("See My Friends"). Promo Video: Bob Dylan ("Like a Rolling Stone").
27 The Hollies: "Look through Any Window" / "So Lonely" [Parlophone; UK release]
The Alan Price Set: "Any Day Now" / "Never Be Sick on Sunday" [Decca; UK release]
Them: "Half as Much" / "I'm Gonna Dress in Black" [Decca; UK release]
The Applejacks: "I Go to Sleep" / "Make Up or Break Up" [Decca; UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 109]: The Rolling Stones ("Mercy Mercy," "Cry to Me," & "Satisfaction," "Apache" [performed without Jagger during closing credits]); The Hollies ("Look through any Window"); Georgie Fame; Lulu ("Try to Understand"); The Yardbirds
28 London: The Rolling Stones announce that Allen Klein will co-manage with Andrew Oldham and that they have signed a new contract with Decca Records. Oldham describes Klein as the "Business Manager."
29 Florida: Astronauts Gordon Cooper and Charles Conrad return in Gemini 5 after eight days
 
  Other August Artifacts
  Los Angeles (Watts) and Chicago: riots
   
 
September JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
2 Kenn Dodd: "Tears" [Columbia DB 7659, charts, UK #1]
The Hollies: "Look through Any Window" [Parlophone R 5322, charts, UK #4]
Herman's Hermits: "Just a Little Bit Better" [Columbia DB 7670, charts, UK #15]
Lulu: "Try to Understand" [Decca F 12214, charts, UK #25]
The Small Faces: "Watcha Gonna Do about It?" [Decca F 12208, charts, UK #14; 1st chrt]
  Oxford Circus, London: George Martin, John Burgess, and Ron Richards open Associated Independent Recordings [AIR], London, Ltd.
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 110]: Season Three begins with The Rolling Stones [taped 2-Sep-65] ("Oh Baby (We've Got a Good Thing Goin')," "That's How Strong My Love Is" & "Satisfaction"); The Preachers; The Who ("My Generation" & "Dancing in the Street"); Big Dee Irwin; Lou Johnson; The Zombies ("Whenever You're Ready"); Walker Brothers ("Make It Easy on Yourself"); Honeycombs ("That's the Way")
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Donovan ("The Universal Soldier"); The Sorrows ("Take a Heart"); The Walker Brothers ("Make It Easy on Yourself"). Videos: Cliff Richard & The Shadows ("Time in Between"); Sonny ("Laugh at Me"); Sonny & Cher ("I Got You Babe"); The Rolling Stones ("Satisfaction"). Promo Video: Tom Jones ("What's New Pussycat?").
3 The Zombies: "Whenever You're Ready" / "I Love You" [Decca F 12225; UK release]
4 Lambarene, Gabon: Albert Schweitzer dies (age 90)
  The Beatles: "Help" [Capitol; US #1, 3 weeks]
6 Melody Maker: Producer, Mike Leander, complains that the recording industry has a shortage of good session musicians, particularly guitarists and drummers
9 The Rolling Stones: "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" [UK #1 for two weeks]
  Paris: Charles de Gaulle threatens to withdraw France from NATO
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Cher ("All I Really Want to Do" repeat); Dave Clark 5 ("When"); Herman's Hermits ("Just a Little Bit Better"); Lulu ("Try to Understand"); The Hollies ("Look through any Window"); The Honeycombs ("That's the Way"). Videos: Ken Dodd ("Tears"); Sam the Sham ("Ju Ju Hand"); The Rolling Stones ("Satisfaction"); The Walker Brothers ("Make It Easy on Yourself"). Promo Video: Donovan ("The Universal Soldier").
10 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 111]: Chris Farlowe; Goldie & the Gingerbreads; Manfred Mann ("If You Gotta Go Go Now")
13 The Beatles: "Yesterday" [US release only; US#1 10/65]
14 London: Boscobel Productions informs Larry Page's Denmark Productions that they intend to renegotiate the Kinks' management contracts
16 Manfred Mann: "If You Gotta Go, Go Now" [HMV POP 1466, charts, UK #2]
Dusty Springfield: "Some of Your Lovin'" [Philips BF 1430, charts, UK #8]
Billy Fury: "Run to My Loving Arms" [Decca F 12230, charts, UK #25]
  London: Publication of First National Economic Plan
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Manfred Mann ("If You Gotta Go Go Now"); The Hollies ("Look through any Window"); The Silkie ("You've Got to Hide Your Love Away"); The Small Faces ("Whatcha Gonna Do about It"). Videos: Herman's Hermits ("Just a Little Bit Better"); Sonny ("Laugh at Me"); The Rolling Stones ("Satisfaction"); The Walker Brothers ("Make It Easy on Yourself"). Promo Videos: Donovan ("The Universal Soldier"); Nini Rosso ("Il Silenzio").
17 The Kinks: Kwyet Kinks [Pye NEP 24221; UK EP release; UK #1]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 112]: Dusty Springfield ("Some of Your Lovin'"); The Hollies ("Look through any Window"); Gary Lewis; The Small Faces ("Whatcha Gonna Do about It?")
21 English Channel: Ted Erikson swims to France and back
22 Red Sands, Thames Estuary: KING Radio closes
23 The Walker Brothers (US/UK): "Make It Easy on Yourself" [UK #1 for one week]
  Sandie Shaw: "Message Understood" [Pye 7N 15940, charts, UK #6]
The Silkie: "You've Got to Hide Your Love Away" [Fontana TF 603, charts, UK #28]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Manfred Mann ("If You Gotta Go Go Now"); Petula Clark ("Round Every Corner"); Sandie Shaw ("Message Understood"); The Zombies ("Whenever You're Ready"). Videos: Ken Dodd ("Tears"); Sonny And Cher ("Baby Don't Go"); The Hollies ("Look through any Window"); The Walker Brothers ("Make It Easy on Yourself"). Promo Video: The McCoys ("Hang on Sloopy").
  Red Sands, Thames Estuary: Radio 390 begins broadcasting
24 The Yardbirds: "Evil Hearted You" / "Still I'm Sad" [Columbia; UK release]
The Rolling Stones: Out of Our Heads [Decca LK 4733, UK LP release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 113]: Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders ("She Needs Love"); Manfred Mann ("If You Gotta Go Go Now"); Lou Johnson
30 Ken Dodd: "Tears" [UK #1 for five weeks]
  Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders: "She Needs Love" [Fontana TF 611, charts, UK #32]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Sandie Shaw ("Message Understood"); The Searchers ("When I Get Home"); The Small Faces ("Whatcha Gonna Do about It"). Videos: Billy Joe Royal ("Down in the Boondocks"); Herman's Hermits ("Just a Little Bit Better"); Peter Paul And Mary ("Early Morning Rain"); The Hollies ("Look through any Window"). Promo Video: Andy Williams ("Almost There"); Ken Dodd ("Tears").
 
  Other September Artifacts
  Donovan: The Universal Soldier [UK EP release]
  North Sea: British Petroleum strikes oil
  The Dave Clark Five: "Catch Us If You Can" [US#4]
The Rolling Stones: "Get Off of My Cloud" [London; US release]
   
 
October JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
1 NME: Four Radio Caroline DJs have quit over a new rotation system that kept them on board longer
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 114]: The Searchers ("When I Get Home"); The Yardbirds ("Evil Hearted You" & "Still I'm Sad"); The Exciters
4 London. Britain rejects Rhodesia's policy of white rule
5 The Times: PM Wilson is displeased with the political bias of BBC coverage
6 Donovan terminates his contract with managers Geoff Stephens and Peter Eden
Rick Dixon, manager of Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, announces that they are breaking up
7 Chris Andrews (Ireland): "Yesterday Man" [Decca F 12236, charts, UK #3]
The Fortunes: "Here It Comes Again" [Decca F 12321, charts, UK #15]
The Four Pennies: "Until It's Time for You to Go" [Philips BF 1435, charts, UK #19]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. PJ Proby ("That Means a Lot"); The Everly Brothers ("Love Is Strange"); The Small Faces ("Whatcha Gonna Do about It"); The Supremes ("Nothing but Heartaches"). Videos: Dusty Springfield ("Some of Your Lovin'"); Manfred Mann ("If You Gotta Go Go Now"). Promo Videos: Ken Dodd ("Tears"); The McCoys ("Hang On Sloopy").
  Aden: Police use tear gas against students protesting British rule
8 The Ivy League: "Our Love Is Slipping Away" / "I Could Make You Fall in Love" [Piccadilly; UK release]
The Mockingbirds: "You Stole My Love" / "Skit Skat" [Immediate IM 015; UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 115]: The Supremes; The Everly Brothers ("Love Is Strange")
  London: Rhodesian independence talks breakdown.
London: Harold Wilson opens the BT tower.
9 The Beatles: "Yesterday" [Capitol; US #1, 4 weeks]
14 The Yardbirds: "Evil Hearted You" [Columbia DB 7706, charts, UK #3]
The Searchers: "When I Get Home" [Pye 7N 15950, charts, UK #35]
Petula Clark: "Round Every Corner" [Pye 7N 15945, charts, UK #43]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Barry McGuire ("Eve of Destruction"); Chris Andrews ("Yesterday Man"); Dusty Springfield ("Some of Your Lovin'"); Hedgehoppers Anonymous ("It's Good News Week"); Peter & Gordon ("Baby I'm Yours"). Videos: Ken Dodd ("Tears"); Manfred Mann ("If You Gotta Go Go Now"); Matt Monro ("Yesterday"); Sandie Shaw ("Message Understood").
15 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 116]: Ben E. King; Lulu ("Try to Understand"); Dusty Springfield ("Some of Your Lovin'"); Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames ("Something"); The Fortunes ("Here It Comes Again"); Graham Bond Organisation
21 Matt Monro: "Yesterday" [Parlophone R 5348, charts, UK #8]
Peter and Gordon: "Baby I'm Yours" [Columbia DB 7729, charts, UK #19]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Chris Andrews ("Yesterday Man"); Dick & Deedee ("Use What You've Got"); Hedgehoppers Anonymous ("It's Good News Week"); The Animals ("It's My Life"); The Yardbirds ("Still I'm Sad"). Videos: Dusty Springfield ("Some of Your Lovin'"); Matt Monro ("Yesterday"). Promo Video: The Rolling Stones ("Get Off My Cloud").
  Memphis: Elvis bassist, Bill Black (39) dies
22 The Rolling Stones: "Get Off of My Cloud" / "The Singer Not the Song" [UK release]
The Animals: "It's My Life" / "I'm Going to Change the World" [Coumbia DB 7741, UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 117]: The Rolling Stones ("Cry to Me," "She Said Yeah," "Get Off of My Cloud"); The Animals ("We Gotta Get Out of this Place," "It's My Life," & "I'm Gonna Change the World"); The Searchers ("When I Get Home"); Chris Farlowe; Scott Hamilton
26 Buckingham Palace, London: The Queen makes the Beatles Members (MBEs) of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. They would later answer press questions at the Saville Theatre.
27 Knock John Tower, Thames Estuary: Radio Essex begins broadcasting
28 The Rolling Stones: "Get Off of My Cloud" [Decca F 12331, charts, UK #1]
The Seekers: "The Carnival Is Over" [Columbia DB 7711, charts, UK #1]
The Animals: "It's My Life" [Coumbia DB 7741, charts, UK #7]
The Merseybeats: "I Love You, Yes I Do" [/"Good Good Lovin'"] [Fontana TF 607, charts, UK #22]
Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames: "Something" [Columbia DB 7727, charts, UK #23]
The Bachelors: "In the Chapel in the Moonlight" [Decca F 122309, charts, UK #27]
Lance Percival: "Shame and Scandal in the Family" [Parlophone R 5335, charts, UK #37]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Chris Andrews ("Yesterday Man"); Paul & Barry Ryan ("Don't Bring Me Your Heartaches"); Swinging Blue Jeans ("Crazy 'bout My Baby"); The Fortunes ("Here It Comes Again"). Videos: Ken Dodd ("Tears"); The Everly Brothers ("Love Is Strange"). Promo Videos: Andy Williams ("Almost There"); Roy Head ("Treat Her Right"); Wilson Pickett ("In the Midnight Hour").
29 The Who: "My Generation" / "Shout and Shimmy" [Brunswick; UK release]
The Dave Clark Five: "Over and Over" / "I'll Be Yours (My Love)" [Columbia UK release]
Donovan: "Turquoise" / "Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)" [Pye 7N 15984; UK release]
  NME: Robert Stigwood becomes the tour agent for the Who
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 118]: Dave Berry ("I'm Gonna Take You There"); The Dave Clark Five ("Over and Over"); The Ivy League ("Our Love Is Slipping Away"); The Merseybeats ("I Love You Yes I Do"); The Yardbirds ("Evil Hearted You" & "Still I'm Sad")
   
 
November JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC  
1 London: Ian McLagen replaces Jimmy Winston in the Small Faces
2 The Kinks: "A Well Respected Man" / "Such a Shame" [Reprise; US release]
4 The Rolling Stones: "Get Off of My Cloud" [UK #1 for three weeks]
  Cliff Richard and the Shadows: "Wind Me Up (Let Me Go)" [Columbia DB 7745, charts, UK #2]
The Who: "My Generation" [Brunswick 05944, charts, UK #2]
Petula Clark: "You're the One" [Pye 7N 15991, charts, UK #23]
Marianne Faithfull: "Yesterday" [Decca F 12268, charts, UK #36]
Freddie and the Dreamers: "Thou Shalt Not Steal" [Columbia DB 7720, charts, UK #44; last chart]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Brian Poole And The Tremeloes ("Good Lovin'"); Dave Berry ("I'm Gonna Take You There"); The Rolling Stones ("Get Off of My Cloud"); The Animals ("It's My Life"); The Seekers ("The Carnival Is Over"). Videos: Matt Monro ("Yesterday"); The Everly Brothers ("Love Is Strange"); The Fortunes ("Here It Comes Again"). Promo Videos: Len Barry ("1-2-3"); Sonny & Cher ("But You're Mine").
5 The Small Faces: "I've Got Mine" / "It's Too Late" [Decca; UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 119]: The Who ("My Generation"); Sir Douglas Quintet; Lesley Duncan; Paul and Barry Ryan ("Don't Bring Me Heartaches"); Donovan ("Turquoise"); The Moody Blues ("Everyday")
6 The Rolling Stones: "Get Off My Cloud" [London; US #1, 2 weeks]
7 London: Ravi Shankar performs at the Royal Festival Hall
10 London: Kassner Music sues Belinda Music, Pye Records, and Boscobel Productions to hold release of the Kinks' single, "Till the End of the Day." Denmark Productions (Larry Page) also sues Boscobel Productions for breach of contract.
11 Paul and Barry Ryan: "Don't Bring Me Your Heartaches" [Decca F 12260, charts, UK #13]
Donovan: "Turquoise" [Pye 7N 15984, charts, UK #30]
The Dave Clark Five: "Over and Over"[Columbia DB 7744, charts, UK #45]
Millie Small: "Bloodshot Eyes" [Fontana TF 617, charts, UK #48; last UK chart release]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Billy J Kramer & the Dakotas ("Neon City"); Chris Andrews ("Yesterday Man"); The Who ("My Generation"); Wilson Pickett ("Don't Fight It"). Videos: The Rolling Stones ("Get Off My Cloud"); The Seekers ("The Carnival Is Over"). Promo Videos: Sonny and Cher ("But You're Mine"); The Toys ("A Lover's Concerto").
  Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia: Ian Smith declares Southern Rhodesia's "sovereign independence"
12 Them: "Mystic Eyes" / "If You and I Could Be as Two" [Decca; UK release]
Sandie Shaw: "How Can You Tell" / "If Ever You Need Me" [Pye; UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 120]: Marc Bolan ("The Wizzard"); Johnny Halliday; Tom Jones ("Thunderball"); The Nashville Teens ("I Know How It Feels to Be Loved"); Wilson Pickett ("Don't Fight It" & "In the Midnight Hour"); The Small Faces ("I've Got Mine"); Sylvie Vartan
18 Ken Dodd: "The River (Le Colline Sono in Fioro)" [Columbia DB 7750, charts, UK #3]
Sandie Shaw: "How Can You Tell" [Pye 7N 15987, charts, UK #21]
Gerry and the Pacemakers: "Walk Hand in Hand" [Columbia DB 7738, charts, UK #29; last chart]
The Moody Blues: "Everyday" [Decca F 12266, charts, UK #44]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. PJ Proby ("Maria"); Sir Douglas Quintet ("The Story of John Hardy"); The Who ("My Generation"). Videos: Cliff Richard ("Wind Me Up Let Me Go"); Gene Pitney ("Princess in Rags"); Marianne Faithfull ("Yesterday"); Paul and Barry Ryan ("Don't Bring Me Your Heartaches"); The Rolling Stones ("Get Off of My Cloud"). Promo Video: Len Barry ("1-2-3").
19 The Kinks: "Till the End of the Day" / "Where Have All the Good Times Gone" [Pye; UK release]
Manfred Mann: There's No Living without Your Loving [HMV; UK EP release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [eisode 121]: Chris Andrews ("Yesterday Man" & "To Whom It Concerns"); Gerry and The Pacemakers ("Walk Hand in Hand"); Keith Powell; The Searchers ("Take Me for What I'm Worth"); The Who ("My Generation")
  London: "Glad Rag Ball," Empire Pool, Wembly: Donovan, the Who, Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, the Hollies, the Barron Knights, Wilson Pickett, John Lee Hooker, Geno Washington and the Ramjam Band, the Birds, the Masterminds, the Golden Apples of the Sun, Ted Heath and His Music, the Merseybeats, and others
24 London: Income from the Kinks' "Till the End of the Day" goes into escrow until the courts resolve a lawsuit by Kassner Music against Belinda Music.
  The Kinks: Kinkdom [Reprise R 6184; US LP release; US # 47]
25 The Seekers: "The Carnival Is Over" [UK #1 for 3 weeks]
  The Shadows: "War Lord" [Columbia DB 7769, charts, UK #18]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Adam Faith ("Message to Martha"); PJ Proby ("Somewhere"); Sandie Shaw ("How Can You Tell"); The Hollies ("I'm Alive"); The Seekers ("The Carnival Is Over"); The Walker Brothers ("My Ship Is Coming in"). Videos: Swinging Blue Jeans ("Hippy Hippy Shake"); The Searchers ("When You Walk in the Room"). Promo Video: Ken Dodd ("The River").
26 The Searchers: "Take Me for What I'm Worth" / "Too Many Miles" [Pye; UK release]
Heinz: "Heart Full of Sorrow" / "Don't Worry Baby" [Columbia; UK release]
The Rockin' Berries: "The Water Is over My Head" / "Doesn't Time Fly" [Piccadilly; UK release]
The Fourmost: "Girls, Girls, Girls" / "Why Do Fools Fall in Love" [Parlophone; UK release]
The Zombies: "Is this the Dream" / "Don't Go Away" [ Decca; UK release]
  The Kinks: The Kinks Kontroversy [Pye NPL 18131; UK LP release; UK #4]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 122]: The Animals ("It's My Life"); Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames ("Something"); Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas ("Neon City"); Peter and Gordon ("Baby I'm Yours"); Herman's Hermits ("A Must to Avoid"); Sue and Sunny
27 The Who: My Generation [Brunswick, UK LP release]
 
  Other November Artifacts
  The Rolling Stones: The Rolling Stones [Decca SDE 7503, UK EP release]
  The Rolling Stones: December's Children [London PS 451, US LP release]
   
 
December JAN | FEB | MAR | APR | MAY | JUN | JUL | AUG | SEP | OCT | NOV | DEC
1 London: Prime Minister Wilson announces sanctions on Rhodesia
2 The Spencer Davis Group: "Keep On Running" [Fontana TF 632, charts; UK #1]
The Kinks: "Till the End of the Day" [Pye 7N 15981, charts, UK #8]
Chris Andrews: "To Whom It Concerns" [Decca F 22285, charts, UK #13]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Fontella Bass ("Rescue Me"); Sandie Shaw ("How Can You Tell"); The Toys ("Lover's Concerto"); The Who ("My Generation"). Videos: Cliff Richard ("Wind Me Up"); PJ Proby - Maria"); The Beatles ("We Can Work It Out" & "Day Tripper"); The Seekers ("The Carnival Is Over").
3 The Beatles: Rubber Soul [Parlophone PM 1267, UK LP release, UK #1]
The Beatles: "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out" [UK release]
  NME: Drummer Viv Prince leaves the Pretty Things
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 123]: Fontella Bass ("Rescue Me"); Wayne Fontana ("It Was Easier to Hurt Her"); The Hollies ("If I Needed Someone"); Major Lance; Ketty Lester; The Toys ("A Lover's Concerto"); The Walker Brothers ("My Ship Is Coming In"); The Who ("My Generation")
5 Los Angeles: The Rolling Stones play for 14,000 at the LA Sports Arena
6 The Beatles: "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out" [US release]
The Beatles: Rubber Soul [US release]
9 The Beatles: "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out" [Parlophone R 5389, charts, UK #1]
The Hollies: "If I Needed Someone" [Parlophone R 5392, charts, UK #20]
The Fourmost: "Girls, Girls, Girls" [Parlophone R 5379, charts, UK #33]
Wayne Fontana: "It Was Easier to Hurt Her" [Fontana TF 642, charts, UK #36]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Chris Andrews ("To Whom It Concerns"); The Kinks ("Till the End of the Day"); The Searchers ("Take Me for What I'm Worth"); The Seekers ("The Carnival Is Over"). Videos: Fontella Bass ("Rescue Me"); Ken Dodd ("The River"); The Beatles ("We Can Work It Out"); The Toys ("Lover's Concerto").
10 The Merseybeats: "I Stand Accused" / "All My Life" [Fontana; UK release]
The Mindbenders: "A Groovy Kind of Love" / "Love Is Good" [Fontana; UK release]
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 124]: The Kinks ("Till the End of the Day"); Manfred Mann ("There's No Living without Your Loving"); The McCoys ("Hang On Sloopy"); The Rockin' Berries; The Spencer Davis Group ("Keep On Running"); Dodie West
16 The Beatles: "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out" [UK #1 for 5 weeks]
  The Barron Knights: "Merry Gentle Pops" [Columbia DB 7780, charts, UK #9]
The Searchers: Take Me for What I'm Worth" [Pye 7N 15992, charts, UK #20]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. PJ Proby ("Maria"); The Barron Knights ("Merry Gentle Pops"); The Kinks ("Till the End of the Day"); The Spencer Davis Group ("Keep on Running"). Videos: The Shadows ("War Lord"); The Walker Brothers ("My Ship Is Coming in"). Promo Video: Ken Dodd ("Presentation").
17 London: Ronnie Scott opens his club in Soho
  London: Government begins an oil embargo on Rhodesia
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 125]: The Fourmost ("Girls Girls Girls"); Tom Jones and the Squires; Cleo Laine; Joe Tex & His Trio; The Walker Brothers ("My Ship Is Coming In"); Dee Dee Warwick
22 Britain: 70 mph speed limit goes into effect on motorways
23 Herman's Hermits: "A Must to Avoid" [Columbia DB 7791, charts, UK #6]
Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich: "You Make It Move" [Fontana TF 630, charts, UK #26]
24 Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 126]: "1965 Christmas Show." The RSG Pantomime with Cilla Black (as the storyteller), Cathy McGowan (as Cinderella), The Who's Pete Townshend (as the wicked stepmother), Herman's Hermits' Peter Noone (as the Prince), The Kinks's Ray Davies (as an ugly sister), The Animals's Hilton Valentine (as an ugly sister), Eric Burdon (as the fairy godmother), The Hollies' Graham Nash and Bobby Elliott (as pantomime horse). Music: The Who ("Jingle Bells," "My Generation," "The Kids Are Alright," & "Baby Don't You Do It"); The Animals; Chris Farlowe; Herman's Hermits ("A Must to Avoid"); The Hollies ("If I Needed Someone"); The Kinks ("Till the End of the Day")
25 The Dave Clark Five: "Over and Over" [Epic; US #1, 1 week]]
  BBC TV: Top of the Pops. Christmas Special 1965. Georgie Fame & the Blue Flames ("Yeh Yeh"); Jackie Trent ("Where Are You Now"); Sandie Shaw ("Long Live Love"); The Hollies ("I'm Alive"); The Seekers ("I'll Never Find another You"); The Seekers ("The Carnival Is Over"); The Kinks ("Tired of Waiting for You"); The Walker Brothers ("Make It Easy on Yourself"); Unit Four Plus Two ("Concrete & Clay"). Videos: Ken Dodd ("Tears"); Sonny & Cher ("I Got You Babe"); The Beatles ("I Feel Fine," "Ticket to Ride," "Help!" & "Day Tripper"); The Byrds ("Mr Tambourine Man"); The Moody Blues ("Go Now"); The Righteous Brothers ("You've Lost that Lovin' Feelin'"); The Rolling Stones ("The Last Time"); The Rolling Stones ("Satisfaction"); The Rolling Stones ("Get Off My Cloud"); Tom Jones ("It's Not Unusual"). Promo Video: Elvis Presley ("Crying in the Chapel").
29 London: Premiere of Thunderball at the Pavillion/Rialto
30 BBC TV: Top of the Pops. The Hollies ("If I Needed Someone"); The Spencer Davis Group ("Keep on Running"); The Walker Brothers ("My Ship Is Coming in"). Videos: Fontella Bass ("Rescue Me"); Francoise Hardy ("So Many Friends"); Herman's Hermits ("A Must to Avoid"); Peter Sellers ("A Hard Day's Night"); The Barron Knights ("Merry Gentle Pops"); The Beatles ("We Can Work It Out"). Promo Video: The Four Seasons ("Let's Hang On").
31 Red Sands, Thames Estuary: Radio 390 returns to the airwaves
  Rediffusion ITV: Ready Steady Go! [episode 127]: "RSG! The New Year Starts Here!" The Animals; Chris Andrews; Dave Berry; The Dave Clark Five; Tom Jones; The Kinks; Lulu; Kenny Lynch; The Rolling Stones ("Satisfaction" & "Get Off of My Cloud"); The Searchers ("Take Me for What I'm Worth"); Dusty Springfield
 
  Other December Artifacts
  The Dave Clark Five: Coast to Coast [US release]
The Rolling Stones: "As Tears Go By" [US release]
Marianne Faithful: "Go Away from My World" [enters US charts]

Other 1965 Artifacts
Ian Fleming's novel, The Man with the Golden Gun published posthumously
Tony Richardson's film The Loved One released
Carry On Cowboy released
John Schlesinger's film, Darling released
Netherlands: Philips introduces its audio cassette
 

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