Carl Hoffman, self-appointed historian with a solid knowledge of the 60s era says:
“This month I am looking back at the month and year of May 1968. Do you recall what was going on in your life during that month and year? It is very difficult to pinpoint exactly unless there was an event that was very memorable and you stored it away in your memory bank to be recalled whenever you like.
I do recall the music and events that happened during that period. The Vietnam War was at its highest point as more and more Americans disapproved of our involvement and protests continued across the country.
On May 10, Vietnam peace talks began in Paris between the U.S. and North Vietnam and we know how that went and the number one song across the nation was Bobby Goldsboro’s “Honey.” The day following that Richard Harris released a song written by Jim Webb, “McArthur’s Park.” To me that was a real dumb song but with a nice melody.
On May 14, the Beatles …”
Listen to some songs and read much more at The 60s Official Site Blog …
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