episode date - March 12, 2008
By 1968, even most fans of serious (‘Classical’) music could no longer ignore pop music. Some critics even began to concede that the most important music being made happened to be on the pop charts. Well, today’s show may partially convey some of that story, but what most fascinates me is the sheer variety of music. If music is like a stew, then 1968 was a bouillabaisse. A stunning variety of songs and artists littered the charts, so we are going to dedicate our next two programs to a few songs semi-randomly plucked from the Hot 100 list of the first week of March 1968.
Here is our first sampling of songs;
1) Foggy Mountain Breakdown- Flatt and Scruggs
2) Tin Soldier – The Small Faces
3) Jennifer Eccles – The Hollies
4) Sit With the Guru – Strawberry Alarm Clock
5) I Got the Feelin’ – James Brown
6) Jennifer Juniper – Donovan
7) The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly – Hugo Montenegro
8) Summertime Blues – Blue Cheer
9) Tapioca Tundra – The Monkees
10) Love Is All Around – The Troggs
11) Green Light – American Breed
12) A Question of Temperature – The Balloon Farm
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