top hits of 1965

Era Records - 1964

‘The Birds And The Bees’ Hitmaker Jewel Akens Has Died

Jewel Akens only had only had one hit in his long career, but he made it count.  His recording of ‘The Birds and the Bees” peaked at #3 on the Billboard hot 100 in the […]

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Four Tops Singer Said He Fell Short On This #1 Hit

Levi Stubbs was the lead singer of [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Four Tops[/lastfm] for most of the group’s history.  He was one of the greatest and most identifiable singers of all time. But there was one song […]


Which Lovin’ Spoonful Hit Is John Sebastian’s Favorite

Today’s Top 6 @ 6 features songs with questions, and since [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Lovin’ Spoonful[/lastfm] had several with that distinction, the answer isn’t quite so obvious. 


The Byrds Take The Bible To #1

First [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]The Byrds[/lastfm] took a [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Bob Dylan[/lastfm] song to #1 with Mr. Tamborine Man.  How do you top that?  Pull lyrics from the Good Book.  They did, and spent 3 weeks at #1 […]


What Does The Beatles “Day Tripper” Mean?

I’ve heard a lot of different interpretations through the years about song.  This 1965 interview clip with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] says it best for me.