1965 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” The Righteous Brothers. The song is the first No. 1 song for the duo of Bill Medley and Bobby Hatfield.
1965 – Disaster for Texas rocker P.J. Proby! He’s enjoyed hits in England with singles like “Hold Me.” But tonight, while performing in London, his trousers ‘accidentally’ split. Proby is quick to incorporate the unexpected exposure into his stage routine, but he is later banned from the ABC Theater chain. He later found work singing […]
1965 – The Moody Blues were at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Go Now!’ the groups only UK No.1.
1965 – The Who appear on the British TV show Ready Steady Go! for the first time. An enthusiastic response for their performance of “I Can’t Explain” is assured, as managers Kit Lambert and Pete Stamp have packed the audience with their hardcore mod following.
1965, during a Rolling Stones tour of Australia and New Zealand, guitarist Keith Richards had his shirt torn off after 50 fans invaded the stage during the gig at The Town Hall in Brisbane.
1965 – The film Ferry Cross the Mersey premieres at the Liverpool Odeon. Imagine A Hard Day’s Night, only starring Gerry & the Pacemakers.
1965 – The Rolling Stones begin an Australian tour in Sydney with Roy Orbison, Rolf Harris and Dionne Warwick.
1965 – The Rolling Stones began a 16-date tour of Australia and New Zealand at the Manufactures’ Auditorium in Sydney with Roy Orbison, The Newbeats and Ray Columbus and the Invaders
1965 – The Byrds record “Mr. Tambourine Man.” Well, not really. The only actual Byrd who performs on the record is lead guitarist/singer Jim McGuinn. Session men replace the rest of the band.
1965 – The Rolling Stones arrive in Australia, where they will shortly begin a tour with support act Roy Orbison. A crowd of 2000 people greets them.