Jon Savage's 1965 - The Year the Sixties Ignited
The second “book-end” to Jon Savage’s hugely popular 1966 Faber book and Ace compilation and to last year’s 1967 CD follow-up, this prequel double CD based around 1965 represents the lead up and context to all that was about to happen. A genre-spanning mix of hit singles, slow burners and lost gems from soul, funk, psych, garage and rock’n’roll, these are the 45s that defined the year, captured the mood and crystallised Jon Savage’s personal memories of the year. Dylan, denim, soft drugs and political disaffection, 1965 saw the death of Churchill and the rise of civil rights. 1965 was the year the sixties ignited. It features 47 cuts from Unit Four Plus Two, The Poets, Wilson Pickett, Marvin Gaye, The seeds, James Brown, Edwin Starr, The Sorrows etc.