Swinging Through The Sixties: The Beatles and Beyond

Swinging Through The Sixties: The Beatles and Beyond

Swinging Through the Sixties: The Beatles and Beyond - Episode #11: 'Murder, Mayhem, Music and Movies - The 1st Week of April '68'

April 09, 2018

Even by the standards of the 1960s, it was quite a week: the murder of peaceful-protest civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., resulting riots across the U.S.A., multilateral talk of a ceasefire in the Vietnam war, the fall of Czechoslovakia’s communist government as part of the pro-democracy movement’s ‘Prague Spring,’ the appointment of Pierre Trudeau as Canadian Prime Minister, the release of movies such as 2001: A Space Odyssey and Planet of the Apes, and a wide array of now-classic chart hits on both sides of the Atlantic.

Among this episode’s musical attractions:

  • Louis Armstrong’s ‘What a Wonderful World’

  • The Beatles’ ‘Lady Madonna’

  • Elvis Presley’s ‘Guitar Man’

  • The Move's 'Fire Brigade'

  • Aretha Franklin’s ‘Sweet Sweet Baby (Since You’ve Been Gone)’

  • Donovan’s ‘Jennifer Juniper’

  • Otis Redding’s ‘(Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay’

  • The Lemon Pipers’ ‘Green Tambourine’

  • James Brown’s ‘I Got the Feelin’’

  • Bobby Goldsboro’s ‘Honey’

  • The Monkees’ ‘Valleri’

  • Cliff Richard’s ‘Congratulations’

  • The Delfonics’ ‘La-La (Means I Love You)’

  • Sly and the Family Stone’s ‘Dance to the Music’

  • Mahalia Jackson’s ‘Take My Hand, Precious Lord’

  • Cilla Black’s ‘Step Inside Love’