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'
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’