August 1965: The Rolling Stones Top US Album Charts with "Out of Our Heads"

The show started at 9 pm and finished at 7 am with 7,000 people turning up in all kinds of clothing. The show was hosted by Jimmy Savile and featured The Rolling Stones, Animals, Long John Baldry, Susan Maughan, Lorne Lesley, Ginger Johnson & his African Drummers and Humphrey Lyttelton. The Rolling Stones on stage. (Photo by Mirrorpix/Mirrorpix via Getty Images)
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It was a banner year in America throughout 1965 for the Beatles. The band's fifth studio effort, Beatles '65, was #1 on the US charts from early January through mid-March. The group's seventh record, Beatles VI, was another Stateside smash, with a six-week reign over the U.S from July from early July until August 21, 1965.

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It was on that week when a brash new British act breaking across America broke all the way through to topple Beatles VI with the band's third album, Out of Our Heads. The occasion marked the first time the Stones hit #1 on the US albums chart.

Driving the sales of Out of Our Heads in America was the single, "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction," released in June 1965. Like the record from which it came, the track went on to become the Stones' first #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. Other notable tracks on the set included "Play with Fire" and "The Last Time."

While the Stones' star was clearly on the rise, the Beatles were doing just fine. After the Rolling Stones enjoyed three weeks at #1 in America with Out of Our Heads, the Beatles would reclaim the top spot for the week of September 11, 1965--and the eight weeks that followed--with fifth studio album, Help!

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