Step back in time: to 1965

Take a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic look back at 1965. Welcome back to the height of the Swinging Sixties; hems were shorter, music was louder and all over Britain new innovations were altering the way we live forever.

The 60s were a time of optimism and change around the world and a golden age for fashion, art and music – part way through the decade we can already see some of the exciting changes begin to come about.

So grab a cuppa and step back in time with us to 1965…

Pop Culture

Popular Culture offers a glimpse into the lives of people and the big and little things that made up the everyday. Here’s a snapshot of life and pop culture in 1965.

World Events

1965 wasn’t just an important year in Britain. Here’s a look at some of the most significant events that took place in 1965 around the globe. 

Sporting Moments

From big upsets to big wins, here are some of the most significant moments to take place in sport in 1965.

Famous Births

Some big personalities came into the world in 1965. Here’s a few of the famous faces born this year.


Nothing takes us back like music; these were some of the best-selling artists and most popular songs on the radio in 1965. 

Best selling single of the year: The Seekers – I’ll Never Find Another You

Christmas number 1: The Beatles – Day Tripper/We Can Work It Out

Other popular songs

Rolling Stones – I Can’t Get No Satisfaction

Sonny & Cher – I Got You Babe

Tom Jones – It’s Not Unusual

How old were you in 1965? Does this timeline bring back any memories? 

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27th May 2016
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Any Mods out there! Grew up in Brighton and 1965 was a great Mod era. Clothes, scooters, music and not forgetting our battles with the Rockers!
25th Oct 2015
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A levels then off to Teacher Training College in South London- a fab time to be a teenager!
25th Oct 2015
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Brings back lots of memories! Great times. It was a wonderful era. Had been married for a year to my first husband, it was all very exciting!!!
25th Oct 2015
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Still twenty years before Les Miserables came to being.
25th Oct 2015
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I was 18, working in an Ad Agency in London & I'm in the audience of your featured Sonny & Cher video. Great memories!
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Wow! That's amazing!
25th Oct 2015
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I was 18 in 1965 l loved that era,I had just passed my driving test got my first car great and with petrol 5 bob a gallon I suppose it still was a lot to pay considering wages etc.

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