It was the year that Bob Dylan went electric, a pop culture changing moment. Listen to the 1965, the Greatest Year In Music, hosted by Helen Leicht.
WXPN’s annual music countdown is the Greatest Year In Music. We’re asking you to vote for up to five of your favorite years in music, and XPN will be playing back the top ten greatest years in music. Hands down, 1965 was definitely one of the greatest years in music. Here’s a list of some of the amazing records that came out in ’65.
Highway 61 Revisited and Bringing It All Back Home – Bob Dylan
A Love Supreme – John Coltrane
Rubber Soul and Help! – The Beatles
Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul – Otis Redding
My Generation – The Who
Mr. Tambourine Man and Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds
A Charlie Brown Christmas – Vince Guraldi Trio
Maiden Voyage – Herbie Hancock
Out of Our Heads – The Rolling Stones
Jackson C Frank – Jackson C Frank
Bert Jansch – Bert Jansch
Song For My Father – Horace Silver Quintet
Hoodoo Man Blues – Junior Wells
Kinda Kinks and The Kinks Kontroversy – The Kinks
Going To A Go-Go – Smokey Robinson and The Miracles
I Ain’t Marching Anymore – Phil Ochs
Do You Believe In Magic – The Lovin’ Spoonful
Whipped Cream & Other Delights – Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass
The Sound Of Music soundtrack
The In Crowd – The Ramsey Lewis Trio
Below, listen to the 1965 episode of The Greatest Year In Music hosted by Helen Leicht.
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