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This week in music: 1965

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Let's turn back the clock and check out the music scene from the 1960s.

This morning we're focusing on 1965.

Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 had the Ramsey Lewis Trio at number five with the instrumental version of "The In Crowd."

At number four was a protest song turned down by the Byrds. But Barry McGuire didn't pass it up and he had a hit with "Eve of Destruction."

Holding down the number three spot was Roy Head and the Traits with "Treat Her Right."

At number two was "Hang on Sloopy" by The McCoys. A song still associated with Ohio State University as their marching band plays before the fourth quarter at Buckeye football games.

In the top spot was one of the Beatles biggest hits. "Yesterday" featured only Paul McCartney on vocals and acoustic guitar backed by a string quartet, becoming the first solo performance for the band.

By the way, today, October 9, would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday.

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