December 14, 1968 - January 31, 1969: - I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Marvin Gaye. One of the best all time Motown songs, Gladys Knight would cover it, as well.
February 1 - February 14: Crimson And Clover - Tommy James & the Shondells. At WTIT we loved this song so much, that if we driving as a group in two or more cars, we’d pull over to tell one another which rock station was playing it.
February 15 - March 14: Everyday People - Sly & The Family Stone. Sly Stone would wind up a rather tragic figure. He and his family were at their peak in 1969.
March 15 - April 11: Dizzy - Tommy Roe. A “bubblegum” song I loved, BC. Before college. Then I learned about REAL music.
June 28 - July 11: Love Theme From Romeo & Juliet - Henry Mancini. From the sappy movie. WTIT spoofed the movie and called it “Another Love Story”.
August 23 - September 19: Honky Tonk Women - The Rolling Stones. When WTIT counted down the best selling songs in Hartford for 1969, this was number one.
September 20 - October 17: Sugar, Sugar - The Archies. A comic book band? Yuk. Huge hit, however.
October 18 - October 31: I Can't Get Next to You - The Temptations. The Temps at their best.
November 8 - November 28: Wedding Bell Blues The 5th Dimension. Why wouldn’t Bill marry her?
November 29 - December 5: Come Together - The Beatles. I can’t add anything here.
Best Picture Oscar of 1969.
One giant step.
August 1969 Sharon Tate murdered by Manson cult.
Anti war demonstrations.
I marched for peace in Washington. I marched for peace in Boston. I am a patriot and I love my country. We did not learn our lesson in 'Nam about civil wars. We have got to get out of Iraq. Put up your Peace Globe!
November 26, 1969 - Lottery for Selective Service draftees bill signed by President Nixon
Burning a draft card.
A list of the top 5 popular albums from the 1969 Billboard charts includes title and artist.
1. IN-A-GADDA-DA-VIDA Iron Butterfly
3. BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS Blood, Sweat & Tears
4. BAYOU COUNTRY Creedence Clearwater Revival
That was 1969. Thanks Sanni for asking
me take the walk down memory lane.
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