“00individual Welcomes Summer June 1968” copyright 2018 00individual TLL
EXPERIENCE the HISTORICAL HEIGHT of POP and ROCK and PSYCHEDELIC CULTURE!
and the Year that Shattered American and World History
June is the official beginning of Summer.
The Summer of 1968 was to be a very bold step away from the Summer Of Love of 1967. While still wildly psychedelic, life’s rainbow colors would soon bring deep, dark ominous tones to the front of the spectrum. The unthinkable would happen again.
Still healing from the wounds of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963; the year 1968 again stunned the nation on April 4, when Civil Rights Leader Martin Luther King Jr was assassinated, then almost exactly two months later on June 5, Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s was assassinated.
1968 was the true turning point in U.S. history, and not just because of the assassinations, but because the ever-expanding Counter-Culture’s Fower Power aspect of the Vibe was peaking. Soon the last year of a phenomenal decade would mark as a monolith to the end of the sixties, a solemn impending monument to a definite end.
No tears were shed however because the ’70s would only create a whole new level of the Vibe and of the known fun, but there was still a bittersweet feeling of separation from something very strong but intangible – the innocence of the Vibe,
Jun 3 Poor Peoples March on Washington, D.C.
Jun 3 Valerie Solanas, author of SCUM Manifesto, attempts to assassinate Andy Warhol by shooting him three times
Jun 4 Don Drysdale pitches his 6th straight shutout, en route to 58 innings
Jun 5 12:16AM PST-Sirhan Sirhan shoots Bobby Kennedy, who dies the next day
Jun 6 Senator Robert F. Kennedy dies from his wounds after he was shot the previous night
Jun 7 Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination
Jun 7 The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy lies in state at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, New York
Jun 8 Don Drysdale pitches a record 58th consecutive scoreless inning
Jun 8 Gary Puckett and Union Gap release “Lady Will Power”
Jun 8 James Earl Ray, alleged assassin of Martin Luther King Jr., captured.
Years later Coretta Scott King said, “The civil jury was clearly convinced by the extensive evidence that was presented during the trial that, in addition to Mr. Jowers, the conspiracy of the Mafia, local, state and federal government agencies, were deeply involved in the assassination of my husband. The jury also affirmed overwhelming evidence that identified someone else, not James Earl Ray, as the shooter, and that Mr. Ray was set up to take the blame.
Jun 8 Rolling Stones release “Jumpin’ Jack Flash”
Jun 8 The body of assassinated U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery
Jun 10 “Danny Thomas Hour” last airs on NBC-TV
Jun 10 AL games at Balt & Chicago postponed honoring Robert F. Kennedy
Jun 12 U.S. premiere of horror film “Rosemary’s Baby”, based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Ira Levin
Jun 18 Supreme Court bans racial discrimination in sale and rental of housing
Jun 19 50,000 participate in Solidarity Day March of Poor People’s Campaign
Jun 20 Jim Hines becomes 1st person to run 100 meters in under 10 seconds
Jun 28 Daniel Ellsberg indicted for leaking Pentagon Papers
Jun 29 “Tip-Toe Thru’ The Tulips With Me” by Tiny Tim peaks at #17
Let’s Rock: Album Releases:
Jun 14 Aretha Franklin – Aretha Now
Jun 14 Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Jun 14 Rahsaan Roland Kirk – The Inflated Tear
Jun 21 John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – Bare Wires
Jun 24 The Beach Boys – Friends
Jun 24 The Rascals – Time Peace: The Rascals’ Greatest Hits
Jun 29 Pink Floyd – A Saucerful of Secrets
Chicken Shack – 40 Blue Fingers, Freshly Packed and Ready to Serve
Joan Baez – Baptism: A Journey Through Our Time
Steve Miller Band – Children of the Future
Fairport Convention – Fairport Convention
José Feliciano – Feliciano!
Otis Redding – The Immortal Otis Redding Compilation
Spooky Tooth – It’s All About
Johnny Cash – Old Golden Throat
Os Mutantes – Os Mutantes
The Pentangle – Pentangle
Randy Newman – Randy Newman
Vanilla Fudge – Renaissance
Silver Apples – Silver Apples
US Top 20 Singles for the Week Ending June 22, 1968:
1 THIS GUY’S IN LOVE WITH YOU – Herb Alpert (A&M)
2 MACARTHUR PARK – Richard Harris (Dunhill)
3 MRS. ROBINSON – Simon and Garfunkel (Columbia)
4 YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY – The Ohio Express (Buddah)
5 THE LOOK OF LOVE – Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 (A&M)
6 MONY MONY – Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)
7 THINK – Aretha Franklin (Atlantic)
8 ANGEL OF THE MORNING – Merrilee Rush and the Turnabouts (Bell)
9 TIGHTEN UP – Archie Bell and the Drells (Atlantic)
10 REACH OUT OF THE DARKNESS – Friend & Lover (Verve Forecast)
11 HERE COMES THE JUDGE – Shorty Long (Soul)
12 JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH – The Rolling Stones (London)
13 I COULD NEVER LOVE ANOTHER (After Loving You) – The Temptations (Gordy)
14 I LOVE YOU – People (Capitol)
15 THE HORSE – Cliff Nobles and Co. (Phil-L.A. Of Soul)
16 A BEAUTIFUL MORNING – The Rascals (Atlantic)
17 LICKING STICK – LICKING STICK (Part 1) – James Brown and the Famous Flames (King)
18 THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY – Hugo Montenegro, His Orchestra and Chorus (RCA)
19 A MAN WITHOUT LOVE (Quando M’innamoro) – Engelbert Humperdinck (Parrot)
20 LADY WILLPOWER – Gary Puckett and the Union Gap (Columbia)
For Singles Only
While there were many Horror films released during the late ’60’s height of Theaters and Drive-In’s popularity, Rosemary’s Baby was the beginning of the oncoming “A Class” Horror film.
New visions, film direction, style, thrilling chilling scripts, sophisticated effects, and new and classic composers’ suspenseful sound attracted “A” List actors and directors to this new more cerebral, yet visceral view of Horror.
So, in reality, Rosemary’s Baby wasn’t what one was led to believe,
but in reality the Child of Horror Films To Come.
The Sweet Ride
The Green Berets
The Thomas Crown Affair
The Lost Continent
00individual will dedicate a post this month to commemorate the 50 Year Anniversary of this
LSD-infused mondo mindbender, as this film was no mere movie, it cast a spell, it had a mood,
it was a weird experience.
The Secret Life of an American Wife
Never a Dull Moment
The Psychedelic Train hosts a “Beginning of Summer” allnight party for 99 close personal Psychonauts with 36 Rooms, a Concert Hall, a Restaurant, and a full-length Topside Pool!
“The Psychedelic Train Hosts An Allnight Party!” Copyright 2018 00individual TLL