Twinkle – Terry

17th March 2022 · 1960s, 1965, Music

In the pantheon of one-hit wonders, Terry by Twinkle deserves a place at the top table. (more…)

Marc Bolan – The Wizard

8th February 2022 · 1960s, 1965, Music

Straight outta Stokey…. this was local boy Marc Feld’s first single, released by Decca in October 1965. With its stripped-back R&B sound, it could be filed under Freakbeat, and you can already hear the nascent influence of psychedelia and fantasy in the lyrics.


The Rolling Stones, recorded live at the BBC in 1965, just as they were transitioning from a band playing blues and R&B covers. (more…)

Here’s a classic example of country music’s breakaway Bakersfield Sound by Buck Rogers from 1965. (more…)

A teenage Lyn Collins sang lead vocals on this Northern Soul stomper in an obscure girl group called Charles Pikes & The Scholars.


OK, this song is awful. But it’s a bit of pop history because even though it wasn’t Lou Reed’s first recording it was the catalyst for the creation of The Velvet Underground.


I was going to post the gorgeous instrumental Walk In The Night, the only tune I knew growing up by Junior Walker & The All Stars. Then I stumbled upon Shotgun. (more…)

If I was about ten years older, I would probably remember this song coming out in 1965. Instead I heard it years later – but it’s one of my favourite Dylan songs. (more…)

Jack Sparrow – Ice Water

29th September 1965 · 1960s, 1965, Music, Reggae

Jack Sparrow (aka Leonard Dillon of The Ethiopians) puts the rude into rude boy with this ska classic from 1965 with innuendo-laden lyrics. (more…)

The Moody Blues – Go Now

1st January 1965 · 1960s, 1965, Music

The Moody Blues made arguably the first ever pop promo for Go Now in 1964, borrowed by Queen when they made their Bohemian Rhapsody video a decade later.