3-5 May 1965
Film: Help, Knighton Down, Larkhill, Wiltshire, England
The Beatles film on Salisbury Plain for their second movie “Help”, notably singing George Harrison’s “I Need You”. They stayed in a hotel in Amesbury, Mick Wilson’s home town.
NME n°955 page 7: Alan Price is leaving The Animals
The following month, he would form The Alan Price Set, and his first solo single would be released in May 1969. While the career of Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich as Fontana Recording Artistes would span January 1965 to September 1969.
A few other groups had a roughly similar Lifespan: The Small Faces, The Sorrows, Unit 4+2, The Troggs, The Easybeats in Australia, and in the USA The Monkees, The McCoys, Paul Revere & The Raiders, The Outsiders, etc.
12-28 May 65
Cannes Film Festival, Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, Cannes, France
The Palme D’Or (“Golden Palm”) is awarded to “The Knack… And How To Get It”, a British movie directed by Dick Lester, who made “A Hard Day’s Night” (1964), “Help” (1965), and also “How I Won The War” with John Lennon (1966). It was the first Golden Palm going to Great Britain since 1949.
Single release: Peter Anathan – No More Love / Georgia On My Mind (Fontana TF 567)
Howard Blaikley song covered by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich on their first album.
The reason why the “Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich” LP is so strong is that they had plenty of time before recording it, so it was padded with fine single sides (Here’s A Heart, Hold Tight, No Time) and strong Howard/Blaikley tracks previously released by other artists (No More Love, Something I Gotta Tell You, Hard To Love You, After Tonight).
Birthday: Ian Frederic Stephen ‘Tich’ Amey is 21 years old
Single release: The Herd – Goodbye Baby, Goodbye / Here Comes The Fool (Parlophone 5284)
The Herd from Beckenham, Kent, comprise of Tony Chapman (dr), Andy Bown (bs), Terry Clarke (rh/vo), Gary Taylor (gt) and Lewis Rich (vo/or) when they release this first record, a cover of Solomon Burke. They are managed by Billy Gaff.
Lewis Rich (like David Garrick) was a former opera singer. When Tony Chapman leaves, they call upon Mick Underwood (ex-Outlaws) on drums, and soon add Louis Cennamo on bass, while Andy Bown switches to organ.