Timeline - 1965 : Dylan or Donovan? The Beatles!
1965: Dylan or Donovan? The Beatles!

1965: Dylan or Donovan? The Beatles!

Bob Dylan a 23 year old singer-songwriter was getting much intention, released his first single, "The Times They Are A-Changin", in Britain and had his first tour to Britain, he was also accused by the folk fans by 'going electric'.
Donovan released his debut single, "Catch The Wind"
The Byrds hooked on the Dylan trend by releaseing a cover of Dylan's "Mr Tambourine Man", Dylan seems to like their version and he bounced back with the longest single release(by then), a six minutes song, "Like a Rolling Stone", it was dismissed by the Melody Makers reviewer: "...the monotonous melody line and Dylan's expressionless intoning just cannot hold the interest for what seems like the six longest minutes since the invention of time..." .
The Beatles played to the largest audience ever, 55,600 people, in New York at the Shea Stadium and a new band, playing a gritty style, had established a reputation on the club circuit: The Who.

Them - Baby Please Don't Go
Them: "Baby Please Don't Go" charts no. 10 in UK
Release of The Kinks "Tired of Waiting for You" / "Come On Now"
The Who release "I Can't Explain" / "Baldheaded Woman"

Animals - Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
Release of The Animals: "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood"
The Rolling Stones release "The Last Time" / "Play with Fire"
Jimmy Page release "She Just Satisfies" / "Keep Moving"
The Pink Floyd Blues Band performs at the Count Down
The Beatles begin filming , Help!

Yardbirds - For Your Love
Jeff Beck first time with the Yardbirds
The Beatles: "Eight Days a Week" at the US chart no.1
The Yardbirds, "For Your Love" at the UK chart no.3
P.J Proby is banned to play at ABC theatres after his trousers repeatdly has split on stage during a tour

Beatles - Ticket to Ride
The Beatles, "Ticket to Ride" / "Yes It Is" UK release
The Byrds: "Mr. Tambourine Man" / "I Knew I'd Want You" released in the UK/US

Kinks - Set Me Free
The Kinks release "Set Me Free" / "I Need You"
The Yardbirds release "Heart Full of Soul" / "Steeled Blues"
First Dylan tour to Britain, Royal Albert Hall(9 of May) sold out(5000 tickets). The tour was captured in the documentary "Don´t Look Back" by D.A. Pennebaker.

Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
The Kinks on tour in the USA
The Byrds - "Mr. Tambourine Man"(US Chart)
First article about The Who in Melody Maker "...leader, composer and guitarist, Pete Townshend borrowed the Kinks heavy riff style..."

Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
The Rolling Stones hits the US chart no.1 with "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"
The Beatles "Help" / "I'm Down" released in the UK
Premiere of the Beatles' film, Help!
Bob Dylan plays turns electric when he performs three songs together with Paul Butterfield Blues Band at the Newport Folk Festival.

Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone
The Byrds on tour in Britain
Bob Dylan - "Like A Rolling Stone"(US Chart)
The Beatles plays at the Shea Stadium in front of a crowd of 55,600 people!
The Rolling Stones, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" / "The Spider and the Fly", released in the UK

Barry McGuire - Eve Of Destruction
The Yardbirds release, "Evil Hearted You" / "Still I'm Sad"
The Beatles gets the "Order of the British Empire"
Barry McGuire - "Eve Of Destruction"(US Chart)

Who - My Generation
The Rolling Stones release "Get Off of My Cloud" / "The Singer Not the Song"
The Who's "My Generation" / "Shout and Shimmy" is released
Bob Dylan - "Positively 4th Street"(US Chart)
The Lovin' Spoonful - "Do You Believe In Magic"(US Chart)

Kinks - Till the End of the Day
The Rolling Stones: "Get Off My Cloud" hits no. 1 in the UK and US
Release of the The Kinks, "Till the End of the Day" / "Where Have All the Good Times Gone"
The Byrds - "Turn! Turn! Turn!"(US Chart)

Mitch Ryder - Jenny Take a Ride
The Beatles release: "Day Tripper" / "We Can Work It Out"
Mitch Ryder's "Jenny Take a Ride!" hits no. 1 in the WKNR list(US)

In San Francisco a new kind of music is performed during LSD parties, lengthy instrumental jams, a blend of jazz, rock and blues
The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane is formed
Slash is born in July 23
Album Releases 1965
Alma Cogan - Alma Cogan
Andrew Hill - Point of Departure
Animals - Animal Tracks
Antonio Carlos Jobim - The Wonderful World of Antonio Carlos Jobim
Archie Shepp - Fire Music
Archie Shepp with Bobby Hutcherson - On This Night
Art Blakey - Indestructible
B. B. King - Live at the Regal
Barbra Streisand - My Name Is Barbra
Barbra Streisand - My Name Is Barbra, Two...
Barry Gibb & the Bee Gees - The Bee Gees Sing and Play 14 Barry Gibb Songs
Barry McGuire - Eve of destruction
Beach Boys - Beach Boys' Party!
Beach Boys - Summer Days (and Summer Nights!!)
Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Today!
Beatles - Help!
Beatles - Rubber Soul
Beau Brummels - Introducing the Beau Brummels
Beau Brummels - The Beau Brummels, Volume 2
Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch
Bill Anderson - Bright lights and country music
Bill Anderson - From this pen
Bill Cosby - Why Is There Air?
Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney - That Travelin' Two-Beat
Bo Diddley - 500% More Man
Bo Diddley - Hey! Good Lookin'
Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
Bobby Bare & Skeeter Davis - Tunes for two
Bobby Hutcherson - Components
Bobby Hutcherson - Dialogue
Booker Ervin - The Space Book
Booker T and the M.G.s - Soul Dressing
Brenda Lee - Sing´s top teen hits
Brenda Lee - Too many rivers
Brogues - The Brogues
Buck Owens - The instrumental hits of Buck Owens & His Buckaroos
Buck Owens and His Buckaroos - I've Got a Tiger By The Tail
Buddy Holly - Holly in the hills
Buffy Sainte-Marie - Many a Mile
Byrds - Mr. Tambourine Man
Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn!
Carl Smith - I want to live and love
Carl Smith - Kisses don´t lie
Chet Baker - & friends live in Europe
Chet Baker - A sign of the times
Chet Baker - A taste of tequila
Chet Baker - Baker´s holiday, plays and sings Billie Holiday
Chet Baker - Boppin´ with the Chet Baker Quintet
Chet Baker - Comin´ on
Chet Baker - Cool burnin´
Chet Baker - Groovin´
Chet Baker - Smokin´
Chet Baker & Bud Shank - Theme music from the James Dean story
Chuck Berry - Chuck Berry in London
Chuck Berry - Fresh Berry's
Cornelis Vreeswijk - Ballader och grimascher
Cornelis, Fred & Ann-Louise - Visor och oförskämdheter
Dave Dudley - Truckdrivin´ son of a gun
Diana Ross & The Supremes - Merry christmas
Dick Morrissey Quartet - Storm Warning!
Dionne Warwick - The Sensitive Sound of Dionne Warwick
Don Cherry - Complete Communion
Donovan - Fairytale
Donovan - What's Bin Did and What's Bin Hid
Doris Day - Doris Day's Sentimental Journey
Doris Day - Latin for Lovers
Dottie West - Here comes my baby
Dubliners - In Concert
Dusty Springfield - Ev'rything's Coming Up Dusty
Dusty Springfield - Ooooooweeee!!!
Easybeats - Easy
Ella Fitzgerald - Ella in Hamburg
Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington - Ella at Duke's Place
Elvis Presley - Elvis for Everyone
Elvis Presley - Girl Happy
Elvis Presley - Harum Scarum (OST)
Elvis Presley - Tickle me
Ennio Morricone - Per qualche dollaro in più
Everly Brothers - Gone Gone Gone
Everly Brothers - Rock'n'Soul
Four Seasons - Recorded Live on Stage
Four Seasons - The 4 Seasons Entertain You
Four Tops - The Four Tops Second Album
Francois Hardy - The Yeh-Yeh Girl from Paris!
Frank Sinatra - A Man and His Music
Frank Sinatra - My Kind of Broadway
Frank Sinatra - September of My Years
Fred Neil - Bleeker & MacDougal
Freddie Hubbard - Blue Spirits
Fugs - The Fugs First Album
George Jones - I get lonely in a hurry
George Jones - King of broken hearts
George Jones - Long live king George
George Jones - Mr country & western
George Jones - New country hits
George Jones - Singing the blues
Glen Campbell - The Big Bad Rock Guitar of...
Golden Earring - Just earrings
Graham Bond Organisation - Sound of 65
Graham Bond Organisation - There's a Bond between us
Grant Green - His Majesty King Funk
Hans Alfredson - Hans Alfredson sjunger Blommig falukorv och andra visor för barn
Hep Stars - On Stage
Hep Stars - We and Our Cadillac
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - Going Places
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass - Whipped Cream & Other Delights
Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage
Herman's Hermits - Herman's Hermits On Tour
Herman's Hermits - Hold On!
Herman's Hermits - Introducing Herman's Hermits
Hollies - Hollies
Horace Silver - Cape Verdean Blues
Horace Silver - Song for My Father
Ike & Tina Turner - The Ike And Tina Turner show on stage
Impressions - People Get Ready
Jackie McLean - Right Now!
Jackson C. Frank - Jackson C. Frank
James Brown - Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
Jerry Lee Lewis - Country songs for city folks
Jerry Lee Lewis - Live at the Star Club, Hamburg
Jerry Lee Lewis - The Return of Rock
Jimmy Dean - Jimmy Dean's christmas card
Jimmy Dean - The first thing ev´ry morning
Joan Baez - Farewell, Angelina
Joe Henderson - Inner Urge
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
John Coltrane - Ascension
John Coltrane - The John Coltrane Quartet Plays
John Fahey - The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death
John Lee Hooker - Seven Nights
John Lee Hooker with the Groundhogs - Hooker and the hogs
John Mayall - John Mayall Plays John Mayall
John Mayall - Plays John Mayall live
John Patton - Let 'em Roll
Johnny Cash - Orange Blossom Special
Johnny Cash - Sings the Ballads of the True West
Judy Collins - Fifth Album
Julie London - By Myself
Julie London - Feeling Good
Julie London - Our Fair Lady
Junior Wells Chicago Blues Band - Hoodoo Man Blues
Kinks - Kinda Kinks
Kinks - The Kink Kontroversy
Larry Young - Unity
Lee Hazlewood - Friday's Child
Lee Morgan - Cornbread
Lee Morgan - Infinity
Lee Morgan - The Gigolo
Lee Morgan - The Rumproller
Little Richard - Really movin´ gospel
Little Richard - The Wild and frantic Little Richard
Loretta Lynn - Blue Kentucky girl
Loretta Lynn - Hymns
Loretta Lynn - Songs from my heart
Lovin' Spoonful - Do You Believe in Magic
Manfred Mann - Mann Made
Manfred Mann - My little red book of winners
Maria Bethânia - Maria Bethânia
Marianne Faithfull - Come My Way
Marianne Faithfull - Marianne Faithfull
Martha & The Vandellas - Danceparty!
Marvin Gaye - How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
Mascots - Your Mascots
McCoys - Hang On Sloopy
Merle Haggard - Strangers
Miles Davis - E.S.P.
Miles Davis - My Funny Valentine
Moacir Santos - Coisas
Moody Blues - The Magnificent Moodies
Mystic Moods - One stormy night
Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E
Nina Simone - I Put A Spell On You
Nina Simone - Pastel Blues
Odetta - Odetta Sings Dylan
Ornette Coleman - An Evening with Ornette Coleman
Ornette Coleman - At The Golden Cirle Vol. 1 & 2
Ornette Coleman - Chappaqua Suite
Ornette Coleman - Live at the Tivoli
Ornette Coleman - Who's Crazy Vol. 1 & 2
Otis Redding - Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
Otis Redding - The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads
Patrick Sky - Patrick Sky
Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Paul Simon - The Paul Simon Song Book
Perry Como - The Scene Changes
Pete La Roca - Basra
Peter, Paul and Mary - A Song Will Rise
Peter, Paul and Mary - See What Tomorrow Brings
Petula Clark - Downtown
Petula Clark - I Know a Place
Petula Clark - Petula Clark Sings The World's Greatest International Hits
Phil Ochs - I Ain't Marching Anymore
Pretty Things - The Pretty Things
Pretty Things The - Get the Picture?
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Here Comes the Whistleman
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Rip Rig & Panic
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Slightly Latin
Ravi Shankar - Portrait of genius
Richard Farina and Mimi Farina - Celebrations For a Grey Day
Rolling Stones - Out of Our Heads
Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones No. 2
Roy Head and The Traits - Roy Head and the Traits
Roy Orbison - Orbisongs
Roy Orbison - There Is Only One Roy Orbison
Sam Rivers - Contours
Sam Rivers - Fuchsia Swing Song
Sam the Sham and The Pharaohs - Wooly Bully
Sammy Davis, Jr. - Our Shining Hour
Sammy Davis, Jr. - Sammy's Back on Broadway
Sandy Bull - Inventions
Sarah Vaughan - ¡Viva! Vaughan
Screamin' Jay Hawkins - The Night and Day of Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Seekers - A World of Our Own
Shadows - The Sound of the Shadows
Shangri-Las - Leader of the Pack
Skip James - Skip James Today!
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles - Going to a Go-Go
Son House - Father of Folk Blues
Sonics - Here Are the Sonics
Sonny & Cher - Look at Us
Sonny and Cher - Baby Don't Go
Sorrows - Take a Heart
Spencer Davis Group - Their first LP
Spotnicks - At home in Gothenburg
Stan Getz and Bill Evans - Stan Getz and Bill Evans
Stan Tracey - Under Milk Wood
Staple Singers - Freedom Highways
Streaplers - Three Steps To Heaven
Sun Ra - Angels and Demons at Play
Sun Ra - Fate in a Pleasant Mood
Sun Ra - The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume 1
Sun Ra - The Heliocentric Worlds of Sun Ra, Volume 2
Sun Ra - The Magic City
Supremes - I Hear A Symphony
Supremes - More Hits By The Supremes
Tages - Tages
Temptations - Temptin' Temptations
Temptations - The Temptations Sing Smokey
Thelonious Monk - Monk
Thelonious Monk - Solo Monk
Them - The Angry Young Them
Tom Jones - Along came Jones
Tom Jones - What's New Pussycat
Tom Paxton - Ain't That News!
Tom Rush - Blues, Songs and Ballads
Tom Rush - Tom Rush
Tony Williams - Life Time
Tony Williams - Spring
Toots & the Maytals - The Sensational Maytals (aka Sensational Ska Explosion)
Turtles - It Ain't Me Babe
Vince Guaraldi - A Charlie Brown Christmas
Vogues - Meet The Vogues
Wailers (Obs: US Garage - ej Jamaicanska reggaegruppen) - Wailers Wailers Everywhere
Walker Brothers - Take It Easy
Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil
Wayne Shorter - The All Seeing Eye
Who - My Generation
Willie Nelson - Country Willie: His Own Songs
Wilson Pickett - In the Midnight Hour
Wynton Kelly and Wes Montgomery - Smokin' at the Half Note
Yardbirds - For Your Love
Yardbirds - Having a Rave Up with The Yardbirds
Yusef Lateef - Live at Pep's
Zombies - Begin Here