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1968 Dandelions

May 22, 2024 10:42 AM CDT

The year of 1968 was an amazing time for rock and roll and Top Forty music. It was an incredible year for movies and television, but at the same time a turbulent year. Vietnam, the violence at the Democratic Convention, and the assassinations of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and Robert Kennedy rocked the headlines. Music was a great diversion. While I feel 1967 was an even better year for radio hits, 1968 has got to be near the top for me. Big hits in May of that year include, Lady Madonna-Beatles, Dance to the Music-Sly and the Family Stone, Call Me Lightning-The Who, I Love You-People, Mrs. Robinson-Simon and Garfunkel, Love Is All Around-Troggs, Cry Like a Baby-Box Tops, I Will Always Think About You-New Colony Six, Summertime Blues-Blue Cheer, and Tighten Up-Archie Bell and the Drells. I will be spinning a few of these during Those Were the Days on WRCO FM 100.9 Saturday night between six and midnight. You can also hear it at WRCO.com and on the Civic Media app.

1968 was the year that I realized that I could make people laugh. Something that I drew made my parents laugh and they would show it to whoever came by the old farmhouse. The picture was of a man looking out the window of a burning house as the fire truck was pulling up. The caption from his mouth said, “hey! don’t run over my dandelions”. I am not sure where a 5-year-old got that idea, but it shows that I had a unique sense of humor even at that age.

Thanks to everyone that shared a story last Saturday night about a memorable concert. It made last week’s show very memorable. We hope to do more poll questions in the future and if you have an idea for one, you can always contact me through this website. We will be spinning all of your favorite hits again this Saturday night during Those Were the Days. I hope to hear from you so that you can help program the show. Just don’t run over my dandelions!


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