The 10th Ivor Novello Awards were presented by the Songwriters Guild of Great Britain and the Variety Club of Great Britain.  They were sponsored by Sir Billy Butlin and took place on 13th July 1965 at the Savoy Hotel, London

The Most Performed Work of the Year

Can’t Buy Me Love – WINNER
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Published by Northern Songs

Hard Day’s Night
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Published by Northern Songs

The ‘A’ Side of the Record Issued in 1964 Which Achieved the Highest Certified British Sales

Can’t Buy Me Love – WINNER
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Released and Published in the UK by EMI (Parlophone) – Northern Songs

I Feel Fine
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Released and Published in the UK by EMI (Parlophone) – Northern Songs

Outstanding Song of 1964

Downtown – WINNER
Written by Tony Hatch
Published by Welbeck Music

Losing You
Written by Tom Springfield and Clive Westlake
Published by Springfield Music

The Year’s Outstanding Orchestral / Instrumental Composition

Bombay Duckling
Written by Max Harris
Published by Lawrence Wright

The Year’s Outstanding Theme from Radio, TV or Film

Hard Day’s Night
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Published by Northern Songs

Not So Much A Programme, More A Way Of Life – WINNER
Written by Caryl Brahms, Ron Grainer and Ned Sherrin

The Year’s Outstanding Score of a Stage Musical

Maggie May
Written by Lionel Bart
Published by Apollo Music

Robert and Elizabeth – WINNER
Written by Ron Grainer and Ronald Millar
Published by Erle Music

Special Award for Outstanding Services to British Music

Paddy Roberts


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