New Musical Express Winners 1965 Concert

I have the video of this show. First, the lineup to this event included

  • The Moody Blues
  • Freddie and the Dreamers
  • Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
  • The Seekers
  • Herman’s Hermits
  • The Ivy League
  • Sounds Incorporated
  • Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders
  • The Rolling Stones
  • Cilla Black
  • Donovan
  • Them
  • The Searchers
  • Dusty Springfield
  • The Animals
  • The Beatles
  • The Kinks

Think about the talent on that stage. To see the Stones, Animals, Van Morrison with Them, The Kinks and The Beatles all in the same day on the same stage. This would be a dream concert. Jimmy Saville hosted the event. It’s hard to watch the guy knowing what we know now about him.

It’s great to see The Rolling Stones with Brian Jones but you can tell the Beatles were THE Band of the day and were clearly the most anticipated.

You see a young Van Morrison fluff a line in “Here Comes The Night” but his voice comes through loud and clear. It’s a wonder you have a sound at all. In between songs you see roadies roll out amps and drums for the next band. They did quite well and it was never a long break between bands.

The sound quality is not the greatest but it’s good enough to watch considering the hectic way they had everyone perform.

The next year the Who, Rolling Stones, and the Beatles would play but The Beatles and Stones would not let their segments be recorded.

As far as I know, there is not an official release of this video…You can watch it on Youtube or order a bootleg DVD on various sites.

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

6 thoughts on “New Musical Express Winners 1965 Concert”

  1. Will have to watch it later- the dark highlighted bands you mentioned and Them- all in one day remarkable. Forgot that Donovan was already on the scene at that time was thinking it was a year or so later.

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    1. It’s not great quality but where else will you see all of those bands play on the same stage.. I wish all of those NME’s were filmed. You would think someone would clean it up a bit and release it… It’s like a high school talent show setup but with a lot of talent.

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      1. I agree. It’s really early for all of those artists. I think that was when the Beatles and Moodies toured together, as both were managed by Brian. I know Cilla was with Brian too.

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      2. Little did they know that everything they did would be dissected decades later… Swinging London would have been fun to witness.

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