Who would have thought four musicians from Liverpool would be invited by Queen Elizabeth II to Windsor Palace in London. It happened today in 1965, when The Beatles were awarded M.B.E. (Members of the British Empire) medals by her majesty...
On March 22, 1965, Bob Dylan released 'Bringing It All Back Home': his first album featuring electric guitar. A majority of Bob's core audience at the time knew and loved him for his acoustic folk music so they were shocked and upset that he would do such a thing.
On March 8, 1965, Bob Dylan released the single, "Subterranean Homesick Blues." It was a beat poetry-inspired glimpse into the counterculture of the sixties. The song was featured in a film documentary about his 1965 tour of England and the clip, shot in an alley behind the Savoy Hotel in London, became one of the first music videos.
Fifty years ago today Bob Dylan released his first album that would make it into top 10 charts. The LP called Bringing It All Back Home was put down by Bob’s folk music followers because part of the recording featured electric guitars. With the help of Subterranean Homesick Blues the first track released as a single, Bob Dylan’s fan base would expand.
This week in 1965, The Ford Motor Company became the first automaker to offer an 8-track tape player as an option for their entire line of vehicles on sale in the US. 8-track tapes were initially only available at auto parts stores.
This week back in 1965, The Yardbirds another band from the British Invasion of Rock were hitting the shores of America. The Yardbirds with their single “For Your Love” was entering the charts on its way to #6. The song featured both Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck on guitar.