Billboard Time Capsule — August 14, 1965

In Billboard Time Capsule, we journey through an old issue of Billboard to see what the most popular and advertised albums of the day were. Not through charts, but rather through advertisements. In each capsule you’ll see ads for classic songs and albums, both promoting new recordings and trumpeting ones that had already gained traction.

Enjoy!


vintage 1965 Billboard ad - The Beatles - "Help!"
The Beatles“Help!”

vintage 1965 Billboard ad - Jody Miller - "Home of Brave"
Jody Miller – “Home of Brave”

vintage 1965 Billboard ad - The Hollies - "I'm Alive"
The Hollies – “I’m Alive”

vintage 1965 Billboard ad - Hanna-Barbera Records
Hanna-Barbera Records

vintage 1965 Billboard ad - McCoys - "Hang On Sloopy"
McCoys – “Hang On Sloopy”

vintage 1965 Billboard ad - Barry McGuire - "Eve of Destruction"
Barry McGuire – “Eve of Destruction”

vintage 1965 Billboard ad - Donovan - "Colours"
Donovan – “Colours”

vintage 1965 Billboard ad - Connie Francis - "Roundabout"
Connie Francis – “Roundabout”

vintage 1965 Billboard ad - Columbia Records
Columbia Records

vintage 1965 Billboard ad - Chuck Jackson - "If I Didn't Love You"
Chuck Jackson – “If I Didn’t Love You”

vintage 1965 Billboard ad - Sonny Bono - "Laugh At Me"
Sonny Bono – “Laugh At Me”

vintage 1965 Billboard ad - Skeeter Davis - "Sun Glasses"
Skeeter Davis – “Sun Glasses”

vintage 1965 Billboard ad - The Great Scots - "Give Me Lovin'"
The Great Scots – “Give Me Lovin'”

vintage 1965 Billboard ad - Rusty Draper - "You Can't Be True Dear"
Rusty Draper – “You Can’t Be True Dear”

vintage 1965 Billboard ad - The Lovin' Spoonful - "Do You Believe in Magic?"
The Lovin’ Spoonful – “Do You Believe in Magic?”

vintage 1965 Billboard ad - "Must I Tell You So?" - The Liverpool Set
“Must I Tell You So?” – The Liverpool Set

vintage 1965 Billboard ad - "Heartaches by the Number" - Johnny Tillotson
Johnny Tillotson – “Heartaches by the Number”

For those who dig Spotify playlists, here is one that contains about half of these songs. I suspect the rest are either not permitted or may have just been lost to the mists of time…