1965

On June 13, 1965, incredible greatness was released in the US. However, nobody realized it at the time. It was on that day, The Yardbirds released their debut LP in the states. The album was titled “For Your Love”. The album was released as The Yardbirds were getting ready for their first US tour. The […]

The Beatles released the LP “Beatles VI” on June 14, 1965. It was the Beatles’ seventh Capitol Records release in the United States and Canada (including The Beatles’ Story). It was the ninth album released into that market in less than one and a half years (Vee-Jay Records and United Artists Records also released one […]

If Chester Arthur Burnett was still with us, he would be celebrating his 108th birthday today. There are some who are not familiar with him and his influence on Rock and Roll. You will know Mr. Burnett better by his stage name “Howlin’ Wolf”. His style of the blues was studied by some many bands […]

Led Zeppelin and The Rolling Stones: On May 28th, 1964, Mick Jagger’s then girlfriend, Marianne Faithful went into a recording studio to record a song written by Mick and Keith Richards called “As Tears Go By.” It would go on to be a big hit for her. So you may be wondering why we started […]

A hit pop record wasn’t what he wanted, so he left. On March 13, 1965, Eric Clapton left The Yardbirds. He didn’t like what he called the bands new ‘pop’ direction. The band had just had a major hit with the Graham Gouldman penned “For Your Love”, and Eric wanted to keep playing more blues […]

On Dec. 10, 1965, Grateful Dead played their first show at the Fillmore in San Francisco for concert promoter Bill Graham. We believe this was only the 2nd time they had played under that name having recently changed it from The Warlocks. This was one of Grahams earliest shows at the Fillmore and there isn’t […]

One of the coolest albums you could possibly own was released on Dec. 6, 1965. That was the day The Byrds released their second album “Turn, Turn, Turn”. Like its predecessor, Mr. Tambourine Man, the album epitomized the folk rock genre and continued the band’s successful mix of vocal harmony and jangly twelve-string Rickenbacker guitar. […]

The Beatles released their “Rubber Soul” LP on Dec. 3, 1965 . The album is regarded by fans and critics alike as one of the greatest albums in popular music history. In 2012, Rubber Soul was ranked number five on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Albums of All Time.” Rubber Soul is […]

The manager of the San Francisco Mime Troupe had an idea back in 1965 to hold a concert to benefit the troupe. The manager was Bill Graham and, on Nov. 6, 1965, Bill put on his first concert. It was a show at the Calliope Ballroom in San Francisco. Music for the benefit concert / […]


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