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Monday, May 02, 2011

Vibration of the Nation Continues - May 1968

This month I am looking back at the month and year of May 1968.  Do you recall what was going on in your life during that month and year?  It is very difficult to pinpoint exactly unless there was an event that was very memorable and you stored it away in your memory bank to be recalled whenever you like. 

I do recall the music and events that happened during that period.  The Vietnam War was at its highest point as more and more Americans disapproved of our involvement as protests continued across the country.  On May 10, Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the U.S. and North Vietnam and we know what that went and the number one song across the nation was Bobby Goldsboro's "Honey."  The day following that Richard Harris released a song written by Jim Webb, "McArthur's Park."  To me that was a real dumb song but with a nice melody.

On May 14, the Beatles announce formation of Apple Corporation and on May 15 McCartney and Lennon appeared on Johnny Carson's Tonight's Show to promote Apple Records with Joe Garagiola as substitute host.  Do your remember that?

May 25, 1968 The Rolling Stones released "Jumpin Jack Flash" and the number one song of the week was "Tighten Up" by Archie Bell and The Dwells.

If you are a baseball fan of the San Diego Padres then you will be interested to know that the National League granted San Diego a franchise on May 28.

The music of that month was outstanding as was most of the music of the 60s era.  You can listen to the top songs being played on the radio during that month and year at Soundtrack of the 60s for this month only.  Neal Stevens, the DJ for The 60s Official Site spins them and gives you his insight on the music and of course the news of that month and year.

That wraps it up for this month, May 1968.

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  • At 1:19 PM, Blogger Thomas J. Winton said…

    Hey Carl, interesting stuff. I see you're a reader. If you have the inkling you might take a look at my Amazon bestselling novel. Entitled Beyond Nostalgia, the first half takes place in 1968. It has 35 5-star reviews on its Amazon page. Check some of them out. Just Google Amazon--hit books--then type in Beyond Nostalgia in the search box. Hope you do. Tom Winton


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