Chris Copping of Procol Harum was born today.
George Harrison joined the band Quarrymen. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were also members.
Roy Orbison's single 'Oh, Pretty Woman' was released. The song was Orbison's second #1 hit.
One of Bob Dylan's most important albums, 'Highway 61 Revisited' was released during this week in 1965. Dylan had plugged in, leaving the folk/protest crowd behind. Grabbing some great blues/rock players such as Chicago's Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper, Dylan went into the studio and that's when the magic started. The rim shot intro to the ground breaking single Like A Rolling Stone was a real call to arms for music and politics in that decade.
The Beatles ended their fourth American tour at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, CA. The fans had no idea, but The Beatles knew this would be their last public performance so they brought cameras on stage to take pictures between songs. They didn't play any songs from their latest album, 'Revolver' and they ended the show with a cover of Little Richards' 'Long Tall Sally.'
Emerson, Lake & Palmer appeared at the Isle of Wight Festival.
Elton John checked into a rehab center in Chicago, IL, for bulimia, drinking and drugs.
Jan Berry (Jan & Dean) married Gertie Filip in Las Vegas, NV. The marriage took place onstage during a Jan & Dean performance.
During their sold out 'Zoo' tour, U2 became the second act ever to play at Yankee Stadium in NYC (after Billy Joel).
While shooting the music video for Meat Loaf's 'I'd Lie for You', a pilot and cameraman were killed in a helicopter crash in the Sequoia National Forest about 150 miles north of Los Angeles, CA.
A poll was taken to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the UK album chart. The British public were asked which album was the best of all to ever hit #1 in the UK. The Beatles had four albums in the top ten poll results, with 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' being voted as the best #1 album of all time.