The 1965 Project is the story of how historical events in 1965 influenced and changed the music released in 1965. The evolution of music throughout 1965 is stunning. From traditional, bright and simple songs in early-1965 to complex, dark and chaotic sounds in late 1965. What happened? Why did the foremost talents of the era - The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, John Coltrane, The Kinks, James Brown - evolve so quickly and so dramatically? The answer lies in the corresponding historical events. Racial discrimination and The Vietnam War. Assassinations, protests and deadly riots. The advent of color television and the liberalization of society and culture. Freedom of expression and introspection in music. Drugs and despair. History intersected with music and directly affected the psyche and creativity of the product. Each chapter of The 1965 Project is a month in 1965, chronicling the historical events that occurred in the month and detailing the music released in that same month. The 1965 Project is a quick and easy read and a must for fans of Bob Dylan, The Beatles, The Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, The Beach Boys and, eventually, The Velvet Underground, The Grateful Dead and Neil Young.