the Story of Them, Them
Now people say, who are, or what are Them? That little one sings and that big one plays the guitar with a thimble on his finger runs it up and down the strings. The bass player don’t shave much, I think they're all a little bit touched. But the people came and thats how we made our name, too much it was. Yeah, good times. Wild, sweaty, crude, ugly and mad and sometimes just a little bit sad. Yeah, they sneered and all but up there, we just havin a ball. It was a gas, you know, some good times...
and the biggest hit of 1965? Tears by Ken Dodd. I saw Ken Dodd and the Diddymen, Doddy's diddy Diddymen at the Liverpool Empire in the 60s. Probably not in 1965 but Doddy and the jam butty mines undoubtedly meant more to me than Like a Rolling Stone or Here Comes the Night.
A year for movies too. Surprising how many of these became Christmas televsion staples. Or at least inspired song titles.
The Sound of Music, Doctor Zhivago, Thunderball , For a Few Dollars More, The Loved One, She, The Heroes of Telemark, Battle of the Bulge, The Great Race, The Greatest Story Ever Told, Repulsion, Faster Pussycat... Kill! Kill!, Son of a Gunfighter, Beach Blanket Bingo, Help!, The Sons of Katie Elder, What's New Pussycat, Dr. Who and the Daleks, In Harm's Way, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold, Cat Ballou, Von Ryan's Express, The Ipcress File, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes, Ship of Fools, That Darn Cat!, Shenandoah, Ten Little Indians, The Agony and the Ecstasy, A Patch of Blue, 36 Hours, Bunny Lake Is Missing, Alphaville, une étrange aventure de Lemmy Caution, Inside Daisy Clover, Lord Jim, Fantômas se déchaîne.