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This page provides a snapshot of Lyn Paul's career focusing on 1965. To find out what else was happening in 1965 select any of the following options:

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To find out about the rest of Lyn's career, choose a year from the table below.

1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969
1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
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A World Of Her Own

The Chrys-Do-Lyns break up in 1965 and Lyn Paul goes solo. Lyn, who is just sixteen, is not going to find it easy to break through, joining a number of other young hopefuls such as Suzy Cope, Julie Grant, Susan Holliday and Patsy Ann Noble.

Although Sandie Shaw and Jackie Trent score number 1 hits in 1965 and Cilla Black makes it to number 2 with her version of the Righteous Brothers' classic You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin', other women singers are less successful. Established singers find it hard to keep up with the changing musical trends. Helen Shapiro's chart run had come to an end the previous year, as had Doris Day's. Petula Clark barely makes it into the Top 20. Even comparative newcomers like Lulu and Dusty Springfield only just make it into the Top 10.

Among the groups making their début on the British charts in 1965 are The Seekers. They score number one hit singles with I'll Never Find Another You (Columbia DB 7431) and The Carnival Is Over (Columbia DB 7711). Sandwiched between them is their second hit, A World Of Our Own (Columbia DB 7532), which reaches number 3. Within five years Lyn is to feature in the history of The Seekers and 21 years later she will re-record The Carnival Is Over for a K-Tel compilation of number one hits.

The Seekers.

The Seekers
Photo used with kind permission of
Patrick's Judith Durham:
The Seekers website.

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The emergence of The Seekers is timely, coinciding as it does with the break up of the The Springfields. The Springfields - Dusty, her brother Tom and Mike Hurst - had called it a day in October 1963 when Dusty branched out on her own. Tom needed to find an outlet for his talents and when he discovered The Seekers (they had supported Dusty Springfield at a Blackpool charity show in 1964) he could see their potential. Tom Springfield wrote all three of The Seekers' 1965 hit singles and would provide them with two further top ten hits -.Walk With Me (Columbia DB 8000) and Georgy Girl (Columbia DB 8134).

In 1972 Lyn Paul would record a very different version of Georgy Girl with the New Seekers. Featured on their album We'd Like To Teach The World To Sing, the New Seekers interpreted the song as a ballad and interwove it with The Beatles' 1965 hit Ticket To Ride. As Marty Kristian put it when he Introduced the song at the New Seekers' 1972 Royal Albert Hall concert:

"The original Seekers had a great many hits in their time and one that springs to mind is a song called 'Georgy Girl' but we've recently added a few odds and ends to it."

Whilst acknowledging the New Seekers' inheritance from the original Seekers, Lyn and the other members of the group were also keen to bring something "new" to the tradition. Georgy Girl / Ticket To Ride emphasized their determination to distinguish themselves from the folksy sound of The Springfields and The Seekers - at once a tribute to their predecessors but also a clear sign that they were moving on to pastures new.


In July the Fortunes have the first of five UK hit singles with You've Got Your Troubles (Decca F12173). The song also marks the chart début of songwriters Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway, who will later write I'd Like To Teach The World To Sing for the New Seekers and It Oughta Sell A Million for Lyn Paul.

Lyn's favourite from 1965, however, is a number 1 from earlier in the year - Concrete And Clay by Unit Four Plus Two: Talking about the song in a radio interview in 2009, Lyn said: "I was only sixteen at the time... I was travelling all over the country, doing all these working men's clubs, and it always seemed to be on in the car... when my dad was driving me. I've got very fond memories of that." (Ready Steady Sunday, 3rd May 2009)

On 21st September a young actor by the name of Paul Layton appears on TV in an episode of Danger Man titled You Are Not In Any Trouble, Are You?. Paul later turns his talents from acting to singing and in 1970 becomes a member of the New Seekers, joining the group at the same time as Lyn Paul and Peter Doyle.


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In the News - 1965
Jan T.S. Eliot dies on 4th January, aged 76.

On Thursday, 7th January the twin brothers Ronnie and Reggie Kray are remanded into custody on charges of demanding money with menaces from the owner of a Soho club.

Lyndon B. Johnson is inaugurated as President of the USA.

Sir Winston Churchill dies at his home in London on Sunday, 24th January, aged 90. A funeral service, attended by leaders from around the world, is held at St. Paul's Cathedral on 30th January.

Hindi replaces English as the official language of India.

Feb On 3rd February Spanish forces begin a blockade of Gibraltar.

Alaska is hit by an earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale. It generates a tsumani of about 10.7 metres.

On 8th February the UK government bans cigarette advertising on television.

Nat 'King' Cole dies of lung cancer on 15th February.

On Sunday, 21st February the black nationalist leader Malcolm X is shot dead in New York.

Two days later Stan Laurel (of Laurel and Hardy fame) dies.

Goldie the golden eagle escapes from Regent's Park Zoo while his cage is being cleaned. He is recaptured 12 days later.

Mar Two battalions of US Marines arrive just north of Da Nang, South Vietnam on 8th March, effecting President Lyndon Johnson's previously stated intention of joining the battle against communism "with strength and determination".

On 18th March Russian astronaut Aleksei Leonov becomes the first man to "walk" (and somersault) in space.

On 20th March France Gall wins the Eurovision Song Contest for Luxembourg with the song Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son. For the second year running the UK entry finishes in second place, on this occasion Kathy Kirby singing I Belong.

On 27th March Jeff Beck replaces Eric Clapton in The Yardbirds.

Following outbreaks of racial violence in Selma, Alabama, a protest march led by Dr. Martin Luther King delivers a petition to the State Governor in Montgomery on Sunday, 28th March. Awaiting the marchers are celebrity sympathizers, among them Joan Baez, Harry Belafonte, Sammy Davis Junior, conductor Leonard Bernstein and novelist James Baldwin.

The Viet Cong detonate a car-bomb outside the US embassy in Saigon on 30th March, killing 22 people and injuring 183 others.

Apr My Fair Lady wins the Oscar for Best Picture at the 37th Academy Awards ceremony on 5th April.

On 6th April a jury finds the Kray twins not guilty of running a protection racket.

On 11th April The Seekers perform at the New Musical Express poll winners' concert at London's Wembley Empire Pool. The other acts on the bill are: the Animals, The Beatles, Cilla Black, Donovan, Freddie & the Dreamers, Herman's Hermits, Tom Jones, the Kinks, the Moody Blues, the Rolling Stones and Them.

West Germany pays its final annual installment of reparations to Israel.

Kenyan President Jomo Kenyatta rejects an offer of military arms from the Soviet Union.

The British government announces plans to re-nationalise the UK steel industry.

Britain's first long-distance footpath, the Pennine Way, is officially opened on Saturday, 24th August.

May Cambodia breaks off diplomatic relations with the USA on 3rd May. The Cambodian government says it holds the USA responsible for the deaths of Cambodian citizens, killed in recent cross-border air strikes by South Vietnam. North Vietnamese guerrillas are allowed to set up bases in Cambodia to continue their campaign against the US-backed government in South Vietnam.

On 7th May the Rhodesian Front led by Ian Smith wins all 50 of the parliamentary seats reserved for whites in elections held in Rhodesia.

17,000 people are killed when monsoon winds hit Bangladesh on 11th May.

400 people are killed in an explosion and fire at the Dhori mine in Dhanbad, India.

On Thursday, 20th May the Home Secretary, Sir Frank Soskice, announces to the House of Commons that the British police are to be equipped with tear-gas guns and grenades for use against armed criminals.

June The Beatles are awarded MBEs in the Queen's birthday honours list. The "fab four" go to Buckingham Palace to be invested with their medals on Tuesday, 26th October. Several previous recipients return their awards in protest.

US troops join forces with the South Vietnamese army in an attack on North Vietnam.

The Salvation Army celebrates its 100th anniversary at the Royal Albert Hall.

On 18th June the UK government announces plans to set a blood alcohol limit for drivers. The new Road Safety Bill, which set a limit of 80mg of alcohol in 100cc of blood, was introduced in January 1966.

On 19th June the President of Algeria, Ahmed Ben Bella, is deposed by the chief of the armed forces, Colonel Houari Boumedienne, and his National Revolutionary Council.

July The Maldive Islands gain independence from Britain.

Ronald Biggs, one of the gang who carried out the Great Train Robbery in August 1963, escapes from Wandsworth prison on Thursday, 8th July during the prisoners' afternoon exercise session. Biggs had served 15 months of a 30-year jail sentence.

On Thursday, 15th July the US space probe Mariner IV sends back to Earth the first-ever close-up photographs of Mars. The images reveal a landscape of craters and plains, but no signs of life.

The Mont Blanc road tunnel, linking France and Italy, is opened to traffic on Friday, 16th July.

On Thursday, 22nd July Mick Jagger, Brian Jones and Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones are each found guilty and fined £5 for urinating against a wall at the Francis Service Station in Forest Gate, East London in March.

Bob Dylan gives his first electric concert at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, 25th July.

Edward Heath is elected leader of the Conservative Party on 27th July. The Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer defeats the shadow Foreign Secretary, Reginald Maudling, and the shadow Transport Minister, Enoch Powell, to succeed Sir Alec Douglas-Home as leader.

Aug Advertisements for cigarettes are banned from British television.

President Johnson signs the Voting Rights Act on 6th August in the presence of civil rights leaders. The Act gives the right to vote to black people in the southern States of the USA.

Singapore gains independence from Malaysia on 9th August.

18,000 National Guardsmen are brought in to quell riots in the Watts district of Los Angeles.

The Beatles give a concert at New York's Shea Stadium on 15th August. The show is attended by 56,000 fans.

Sep On Monday, 6th September Indian troops cross the border into West Pakistan. After three weeks at war India and Pakistan agree to a UN-sponsored ceasefire.

Fidel Castro offers Cubans the opportunity to emigrate to the USA to join their relatives already living there.

The British Petroleum Company (BP) strikes oil in the North Sea on 21st September.

A constitutional conference in London (7th - 24th September) on the future of Mauritius ends with a promise of independence in 1966.

The US silent film star Clara Bow dies in Los Angeles, California, on 27th September, aged 60.

Oct Pope Paul VI makes the first papal visit to the United States, arriving in New York on Monday, 4th October to address the United Nations General Assembly, before later celebrating Mass for 80,000 at Yankee Stadium.

On Friday, 8th October London's Post Office Tower is opened by the Prime Minister, Harold Wilson.

On 28th October Ian Brady and Myra Hindley are charged with the murder of Lesley Ann Downey.

Nov A massive power failure blacks our New York City, parts of eight north-eastern States and parts of the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.

Ian Smith, Prime Minister of Southern Rhodesia, declares UDI on 11th November. In the UK emergency legislation is rushed through Parliament imposing trade sanctions against Rhodesia.

On 24th November a 70mph speed limit is introduced on UK motorways.

Mrs. Mary Whitehouse launches the National Viewers' and Listeners' Association, a new pressure group to clean up TV.

Dec The Race Relations Act comes into force in the UK on 8th December.

Somerset Maugham dies on 16th December.

Broadcaster Richard Dimbleby dies of cancer on 22nd December.

Ferdinand E. Marcos is inaugurated as President of the Philippines.

Thirteen men are killed on 27th December when the Sea Gem oil rig collapses into the North Sea.


In the Charts
UK Chart débuts
  • Joan Baez
  • James Brown
  • The Byrds
  • Johnny Cash
  • Cher
  • Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich
  • Donovan
  • Bob Dylan
  • Four Tops
  • Tom Jones
  • Otis Redding
  • Righteous Brothers
  • Nina Simone
  • Small Faces
  • Walker Brothers
  • The Who

UK Best-selling Singles
  • Chris Andrews
    Yesterday Man

  • Animals
    Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood

  • Animals
    We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place

  • Burt Bacharach
    Trains And Boats And Planes

  • Joan Baez
    There But For Fortune

  • Joan Baez
    We Shall Overcome

  • Len Barry

  • Fontella Bass
    Rescue Me

  • The Beatles
    Day Tripper / We Can Work It Out

  • The Beatles

  • The Beatles
    Ticket To Ride

  • Byrds
    All I Really Want To Do

  • Byrds
    Mr. Tambourine Man

  • Cher
    All I Really Want To Do

  • Ken Dodd

  • Donovan
    Catch The Wind

  • Donovan

  • Bob Dylan
    Like A Rolling Stone

  • Bob Dylan
    Positively 4th Street

  • Bob Dylan
    Subterranean Homesick Blues

  • Bob Dylan
    Times They Are A-Changin'

  • Everly Brothers
    The Price Of Love

  • Marianne Faithfull
    Come And Stay With Me

  • Marianne Faithfull
    This Little Bird

  • Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames
    Yeh Yeh

  • Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders
    Game Of Love

  • Fortunes
    Here It Comes Again

  • Fortunes
    You've Got Your Troubles

  • Herman's Hermits

  • Hollies
    I'm Alive

  • Ivy League
    Funny How Love Can Be

  • Ivy League
    Tossing And Turning

  • Tom Jones
    It's Not Unusual

  • Tom Jones
    What's New Pussycat?

  • Jonathan King
    Everyone's Gone To The Moon

  • Kinks
    Tired Of Waiting For You

  • McCoys
    Hang On Sloopy

  • Manfred Mann
    If You Gotta Go Go Now

  • Roger Miller
    King Of The Road

  • Moody Blues
    Go Now

  • Peter and Gordon
    True Love Ways

  • Wilson Pickett
    In The Midnight Hour

  • Gene Pitney
    Looking Through The Eyes Of Love

  • Elvis Presley
    Crying In The Chapel

  • Cliff Richard
    The Minute You're Gone

  • Cliff Richard
    Wind Me Up (Let Me Go)

  • Righteous Brothers
    Unchained Melody

  • Righteous Brothers
    You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'

  • Rolling Stones
    Get Off Of My Cloud

  • Rolling Stones
    (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

  • Rolling Stones
    The Last Time

  • Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs
    Wooly Bully

  • Searchers
    Goodbye My Love

  • The Seekers
    The Carnival Is Over

  • The Seekers
    I'll Never Find Another You

  • The Seekers
    A World Of Our Own

  • Shangri-las
    Leader Of The Pack

  • Sandie Shaw
    Long Live Love

  • Sonny and Cher
    I Got You Babe

  • Dusty Springfield
    In The Middle Of Nowhere

  • Dusty Springfield
    Some Of Your Lovin'

  • Supremes
    Stop! In The Name Of Love

  • Them
    Baby Please Don't Go

  • Them
    Here Comes The Night

  • Toys
    A Lover's Concerto

  • Jackie Trent
    Where Are You Now (My Love)

  • Unit Four Plus Two
    Concrete And Clay

  • Walker Brothers
    Make It Easy On Yourself

  • The Who
    I Can't Explain

  • The Who
    My Generation

  • Andy Williams
    Almost There

  • The Yardbirds
    For Your Love

  • The Yardbirds
    Heart Full Of Soul

One Hit Wonders
  • Shirley Ellis
    The Clapping Song

  • Hedgehoppers Anonymous
    (Jonathan King)
    It's Good News Week

  • Horst Jankowski, His Orchestra and Chorus
    A Walk In The Black Forest

  • Barry McGuire
    Eve Of Destruction

  • Marcello Minerbi
    Zorba's Dance

Hit Albums

The Seekers, A World of Our Own (album cover).

  • The Beatles

  • The Beatles
    Rubber Soul

  • Byrds
    Mr. Tambourine Man

  • Bob Dylan
    Bringing It All Back Home

  • Bob Dylan
    Highway 61 Revisited

  • Tom Jones
    Along Came Jones

  • Kinks
    Kinda Kinks

  • Peggy Lee
    Then Was Then, Now Is Now!

  • Mary Poppins
    [Film Soundtrack]

  • Rolling Stones
    Out Of Our Heads

  • Rolling Stones
    Rolling Stones No. 2

  • The Seekers
    A World Of Our Own

  • Sonny and Cher
    Look At Us

  • Sound Of Music
    [Film Soundtrack]

  • Spencer Davis Group
    Their First LP

  • Dusty Springfield
    Everything Comes Up Dusty

  • The Who
    My Generation

Sonny and Cher, Look At Us (album cover).

At the Movies
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy
  • Doctor Zhivago
  • The Great Race
  • Help!
  • The Ipcress File
  • The Sound Of Music
  • Those Magnificent Men In Their Flying Machines
  • Thunderball
  • Von Ryan's Express
  • What's New, Pussycat

On Stage

'Fiddler On The Roof' Original Broadway Cast album.

Tony Award for Best Musical:
Fiddler On The Roof

On Television
  • The Adventures Of Robinson Crusoe
  • Call My Bluff
  • Doctor Who (Season 3)
  • Jackanory
  • Gadzooks! It's The In Crowd
  • The Likely Lads
    (Series 2)

  • The Magic Roundabout
  • Man Alive
  • Not Only ... But Also
    (Peter Cook and
    Dudley Moore)

  • Steptoe and Son
    (Series 4)

  • Thunderbirds
  • Tomorrow's World
  • Up The Junction

Sporting Heroes

BBC Sport

Sports Personality
of the Year:
Bobby Moore

Football: Stanley Matthews becomes the first footballer to be honoured with a knighthood.
Manchester United end the season as Champions of the Football League First Division for the sixth time.
Liverpool beat Leeds United 2-1 in the FA Cup final.
West Ham United beat Munich 2-0 to win the European Cup Winners' Cup.

Tennis: Roy Emerson defeats Fred Stolle in the men's singles final at Wimbledon for the second year in a row (6-2, 6-4, 6-4).
In the women's singles Margaret Smith gets revenge for her defeat in the 1964 Final when she beats the defending Champion Maria Bueno (6-4, 7-5).

Horse Racing: Arkle wins the Cheltenham Gold Cup for the second time, beating Mill House by 20 lengths.

Golf: Peter Thomson wins the Open Championship for the fifth time.

Motor Racing: Jim Clark wins the Formula 1 World Drivers' Championship for the second time.

Postcard from 1965.

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Who said that?


The best substitute for experience is being sixteen.
Raymond Duncan

They care not for what's at the end of the day,
For what is to come, for what might have been.
Life has no ending when you're sweet sixteen.
Willy Russell, 'Blood Brothers'

You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty it will be your own soul's doing.
Marie Stopes


As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.
Fran Lebowitz

The invention of the teenager was a mistake. Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don't have to pay taxes - naturally, no one wants to live any other way.
Judih Martin (attrib.)


What one knows is, in youth, of little moment; they know enough who know how to learn.
Henry Brooks Adams

Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.
Lord Asquith

... For young people, as we shall see, are like the last banana in the fruit bowl - not all bad.
Inspector Fowler (Rowan Atkinson), 'The Thin Blue Line'

Being young is greatly overestimated ... Any failure seems so total. Later on you realize you can have another go.
Mary Quant, 'The Observer', 5th May 1996

Age considers; youth ventures.
Rabindranath Tagore

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything.
Oscar Wilde

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