TICKET TO RIDE – BEATLES – 1965

 

NEWS
•    Lyndon Johnson began his first full term as President and proclaims his “Great Society”.
•    The Watts riots raged for 5 days and killed 30 people.
•    The first commercial communications satellite is launched.
•    Martin Luther King, Jr. leads 3,200 civil rights activists in the third march from Selma, Alabama to the capitol in Montgomery. 
•    U.S. spacecraft Mariner 4 flies by Mars, becoming the first spacecraft to return images from the Red Planet.

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
•    Movies: “Dr. Zhivago” & “Sound of Music” 
•    T.V,: “Green Acres” & “Batman” and The Tom & Jerry cartoon series debute.
•    This was the first year the U.S. quit using silver in its coins.
•    Muhammad Ali knocks out Sonny Liston in the first round of their championship rematch with the “Phantom Punch.”

DEAD
•    Malcolm X is assassinated. (February 21)
•    Winston Churchill
•    Nat King Cole
•    T.S. Elliot

AZ HISTORY
•    Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum:  In April 1965, the name was officially changed to honor Arizona’s war veterans.
•    Lorna Lockwood is elected chief justice of the Arizona Supreme Court. She is the first woman in the United States to head a state supreme court.

#1@1
•    From the album, Help!
•    This was also the first song by the band in which McCartney was featured on lead guitar.
•    The inspiration of the title phrase is unclear,:  McCartney said it was “a British Railways ticket to the town of Ryde on the Isle of Wight”. Lennon said it described cards indicating a clean bill of health carried by Hamburg prostitutes in the 1960s.
•    The Beatles played in Hamburg early in their musical career, and “ride/riding” was slang for having sex.
•    John Lennon once said it was one of the earliest heavy metal records made

 


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