1965

This is one of our favorite stories to do each year. By Sept. of 1965, the members of The Who decided that they need some type of security for their equipment van. They decided to get a guard dog. So, on Sept. 4, they went to England's Battersea Dog's Home to find a big scary […]

At 8:15 pm, on Aug. 15, 1965, The Beatles took the stage at Shea Stadium in New York City, marking the very first time a rock band would headline a stadium concert. Tickets for the show, sold merely by word of mouth created by kids who asked the concert promoter Sid Bernstein about the next […]

It was the beginning of the San Francisco sound. On Aug. 13, 1965, Marty Balin and his partners opened “the Matrix” in San Francisco. It was a renovated pizza shop located at 3138 Fillmore Street. The opening night featured a band that Marty had put together to be the ‘house’ band. They called the band […]

The Beatles released their LP / Soundtrack LP “Help!” on Aug. 6, 1965 in the UK. It would be released in the US one week later. The UK version contained fourteen songs. Seven of these, including the singles “Help!” and “Ticket to Ride”, appeared in the film and took up the first side of the […]

On July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan played at the Newport Folk Festival, just as he had the two previous years. But this time he was was booed. Dylan went onstage with backing from the Paul Butterfield Blues Band. It was the first time he played ‘electric’. It is usually said that the reason for the […]

By the middle of 1965, The Rolling Stones were trying to change their image. They were going for ‘bad boy’. So with this story, we’ll ask you: “Do you yhink this was a set up or did they really just have to ‘go’? On July 22 of 65′,three of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Keith […]

Marty Balin was opening a new club in San Francisco in 1965. One of the things he wanted was to have a house band. On July 6, 1965, Marty got together with Paul Kantner, Jorma Kaukonen, Bob Harvey on bass, Jerry Peloquin on drums and Signe Toly Anderson on vocals for the first time to […]

OK, here’s a time check…… How many of you remember the TV show “Where The Action Is”????? The first episode was aired 53 years ago today. It was Dick Clark’s latest rock n’ roll variety show on ABC-TV. The episode featured performances by Jan & Dean, Dee Dee Sharp and Linda Scott, and also introducing […]

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 […]


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