March 4, 1965 - Aurora model kit is advertised in Batman comic #171.



June 1, 1965 - Ad in Famous Monsters of Filmland #34



July 9, 1965 - 1943 serial revived in single chapters at the Playboy Theater in Chicago.


August 25, 1965 - First mention of THE BATMAN in Variety


October 9, 1965 - 1943 serial run as midnight marathon in Chicago.

 

October 20, 1965 - Serial Marathon in Chicago


October 24, 1965 - Halloween costume from Ben Cooper is advertised at Macy's in New York.



December 8, 1965


December 22, 1965 - Serial marathon opens in New York.






January 12 and 13, 1966 - Batman premieres




January 17 - Columbia 8mm sold in New York. 



January 19 - Variety



Released the week of January 19: BATMAN THEME - Al Caiola - United Artists 893

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January 22 - BATMAN AND ROBIN/DAYFLOWER - The Spotlights - Smash 2020

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February 12 - Cash Box


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January 22 - Record World



January 24 - THEME FROM BATMAN/BATMAN CHASE - Neal Hefti - RCA Victor 8755

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February 5 double-page ad in Billboard


January 26 - Variety: Six versions of "Theme from Batman" cut at United Recorders last week.


January 29 - Billboard: Notice from Licensing Corporation of America 


January 29 - Cash Box: Industry Jumps on the Batwagon




January 29 - BATMAN - Jan & Dean - Liberty 55860



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January 29: The Gallants - Capitol 5586

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January 29 - The Marketts - Warner Bros. 5696



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January 29 - The Riddlers - Mike Records 4000 



January 29 - HERE COMES BATMAN - Scotty McKay - Claridge 309


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January 29 - BATMAN/BATARANG - The Robins (Music by the Avengers) - Ardent 106


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January 29 - The 4 Of Us - Hideout 1003


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January 29 - La Bert Ellis - A&M 789

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January 29 - DO THE BATMAN - Gate Wesley and Billy LaMont - Atlantic 2319

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January 29 - Jumpin' Gene Simmons - Hi 210


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January 29 - The Campers - Cameo-Parkway 974


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February 2 - Variety: Adam West and Burt Ward cut demo duet (never released)


February 5 - Billboard: Labels Bat Out Batman Discs




February 5 - Nelson Riddle - 20th Century Fox 626



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February 5 - Peter De Angelis - ABC-Paramount 10771



February 5 - Link Wray & Raymen - Swan 4244

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February 5 - The Plunderers - Roulette 4665

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February 5 - Kiddie Version - Golden Records 



February 5 - Rocky and the Riddlers - Panorama 28


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February 5 - The Avengers aka The Revengers - MGM 13465




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February 5 - The Ronnie Kole Trio - White Cliffs 229

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February 6 - Dan & Dale - Tifton Audio Series (a division of Ambassador Records) 78002



February 6 NY Daily News advertisement


February 19 article in Cash Box

February 20 - NY Daily News advertisment

Click here for more information on this Tifton record which featured music by
Sun Ra's Arkestra and Al Kooper's Blues Project.



February 12 - BATMAN THEME ALBUM - Neal Hefti - RCA Victor 3573







February 17 - Adam West records MIRANDA and YOU ONLY SEE HER. The latter is performed on 
the Hollywood Palace which is taped on February 20 and broadcast March 5.

The week of February 14-18 - Frank Gorshin records THE RIDDLER for A&M Records.

February 19 - "RATMAN AND BOBBIN" IN THE "CLIPPER CAPER" - The Brothers Four - Columbia 43547


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February 19 - The Ventures - Dolton 2042


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February 19 - THE BATMAN THEME - The Marketts - Warner Bros 1642







February 19 - ROBIN'S THEME/BATMAN THEME - Dan & Dale - Tifton 125


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February 19 - Burt Ward recording session for ABC-Paramount and Bob Thiele.



February 19 - MUSIC FOR BATMAN AND ROBIN - Roulette 25322




March 2 - Adam West signs with 20th Century Fox Records.



March 5 - Adam West and Burt Ward on different labels.


March 5 - MIRANDA/YOU ONLY SEE HER - Adam West - 20th Century Fox 627 



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March 5 - DUCKMAN - The Buddies - Decca 31920


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March 9 - Variety: Cues Disc Trend


March 11 - Life Magazine

UNITED STATES - MARCH 11:  Used LIFE 3-11-1966 cover of Adam West as superhero Batman; cr: Yale Joel.  (Photo by Yale Joel/Life Magazine/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)


March 12 - Leo the Lion kiddie record announced.


March 19 - 20th Century Fox Records 3180 mono, 4180 stereo