Transistor Days: Spring ‘68 - Part 2
Episode date - January 8, 2021
By the Spring of 1968, Pop music was moving in every direction at the same time.
It was getting harder (“Jumping Jack Flash”), softer (“This Guy’s in Love with You”), rootsier (“Paying the Cost to Be the Boss”), more eccentric (“MacArthur Park”), heavier (“Angel of the Morning”) and stupider (“Yummy Yummy Yummy”) than it had previously been. It was pushing boundaries on all sides, making it one of the most interesting and challenging periods in pop music.
Featured tracks include:
Ain’t No Way – Aretha Franklin
This Guy’s in Love with You – Herb Alpert
Mrs. Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel
MacArthur Park – Richard Harris
Yummy, Yummy, Yummy – Ohio Express
Think – Aretha Franklin
Paying the Cost to Be the Boss – B.B. King
Grazing in the Grass – Hugh Masekela
Jumpin’ Jack Flash – The Rolling Stones