“Civilization” copyright 2019 00individual TLL
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1969 was a very heavy year; on February 21 00individual turned 18, and in the same month as a mid-term student he graduated high school – two major lifetime accomplishments beginning a truly historic year.
Upon graduation, 00individual went to West L.A. college on the past site of M.G.M’s Backlot 3.
He only lasted one session when he was able to snag a job in a real art department – this is what he was going to college for – to get a job in an art department – and eventually become Master of Space and Time – after conquering the Art World!
While the job didn’t happen until late Spring there was a definite vibe of freedom in the air and by early Summer 00individual was out on his own renting a beach pad with two friends.
To be 18 in ’69 was a wondrous thing, while every day offered thrills, 1969, the last year of an incredible decade, held excitement and anticipation of the unknown ’70s, for 00individual, and as the year progressed, for the world. (7 legitimate commas in one sentence!)
Feb 4 Beatles appoint Eastman & Eastman, as general counsel to Apple
Feb 5 “Turn-On,” TV show debuts on TV at 8:30 pm in New York, by the time it aired mid-country it was cut-off after 15 minutes, and by the time of its 8:30 premier airing in Los Angeles it was cancelled by ABC – making it the shortest-lived TV series in history. Unfortunately, it was way ahead of its time with quick editing, computer assisted development, and with very risque skits and bits – it was too much too soon – Laugh-In on acid.
Feb 5 US population reaches 200 million – as of Feb. 2019: 328 million
Feb 7 “This Is Tom Jones” debuts on ABC TV
Feb 8 Last edition of Saturday Evening Post
Feb 8 Meteorite weighing over 1 ton falls in Chihuahua, Mexico
Feb 9 1st flight of the Boeing 747 jumbo jet
Feb 17 Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash record an album; it was never released.
Feb 17 “Cloud Nine” 9th studio album by The Temptations is released (Grammy Award Best Rhythm & Blues Performance by a Duo or Group 1969, Billboard Album of the Year 1969)
Feb 23 Daytona 500: LeeRoy Yarbrough driving for Junior Johnson, catches Charlie Glotzbach on final lap to win; first Daytona 500 won on a last lap pass
Feb 23 Art historian Kenneth Clark’s groundbreaking TV documentary series “Civilisation” premieres on the UK’s BBC2
Feb 24 Mariner 6 launched for Mars flyby to study planet’s atmosphere
Feb 25 Beatles begin recording Abbey Road album
5 Goodbye – Cream
10 20/20 – The Beach Boys
15 Instant Replay – The Monkees
17 Cloud Nine – The Temptations
21 Postcard – Mary Hopkin
22 Stonedhenge – Ten Years After
Bless Its Pointed Little Head – Jefferson Airplane Live
The Gilded Palace of Sin – The Flying Burrito Brothers
O.K. Ken? – Chicken Shack
Kick Out the Jams – MC5 Live
Mutantes – Os Mutantes
Near the Beginning – Vanilla Fudge
Sound of Sexy Soul – The Delfonics
US Top 20 Singles for the Week Ending February 22, 1969:
1 1 EVERYDAY PEOPLE – Sly and the Family Stone (Epic)-13 (2 weeks at #1) (1)
2 2 CRIMSON AND CLOVER – Tommy James and the Shondells (Roulette)-11 (1)
3 4 BUILD ME UP BUTTERCUP – The Foundations (Uni)-8 (3)
4 3 TOUCH ME – The Doors (Elektra)-9 (3)
5 6 CAN I CHANGE MY MIND – Tyrone Davis (Dakar)-10 (5)
6 5 WORST THAT COULD HAPPEN – Brooklyn Bridge (Buddah)-10 (3)
7 7 YOU SHOWED ME – The Turtles (White Whale)-8 (7)
8 12 THIS MAGIC MOMENT – Jay and the Americans (United Artists)-9 (8)
9 21 PROUD MARY – Creedence Clearwater Revival (Fantasy)-5 (9)
10 11 I’M LIVIN’ IN SHAME – Diana Ross and the Supremes (Motown)-5 (10)
11 14 BABY, BABY DON’T CRY – Smokey Robinson and the Miracles (Tamla)-8 (11)
12 9 HANG ‘EM HIGH – Booker T. and the MG’s (Stax)-16 (9)
13 15 GAMES PEOPLE PLAY – Joe South (Capitol)-7 (13)
14 10 I’M GONNA MAKE YOU LOVE ME – Diana Ross and the Supremes and the Temptations (Motown)-12 (2)
15 8 I HEARD IT THROUGH THE GRAPEVINE – Marvin Gaye (Tamla)-14 (1)
16 13 I STARTED A JOKE – The Bee Gees (Atco)-10 (6)
17 17 RAMBLIN’ GAMBLIN’ MAN – Bob Seger System (Capitol)-10 (17)
18 19 I’VE GOTTA BE ME – Sammy Davis, Jr. (Reprise)-11 (18)
19 20 GIVE IT UP OR TURNIT A LOOSE – James Brown (King)-5 (19)
20 23 TAKE CARE OF YOUR HOMEWORK – Johnnie Taylor (Stax)-6 (20)
No February 1969 Movies to speak of,
but . . .
00INDIVIDUAL AND FRIENDS WERE HAULED IN AND QUESTIONED FOR
Strangely the only movie of note released in February was “The Night of the Following Day” with Marlon Brando, Richard Boone, Rita Moreno and up and coming young British actress Pamela Franklin. Pamela Franklin lived a few streets away from 00individual back in the late ’60s. There were several well-known name actors and a couple L.A. Dodger baseball team members who lived in the neighborhood also.
One weekend 00individual and a car full of fools rode around the neighborhood in a convertible raisin’ Hell like boys will do.
The following Monday they were all individually called into the Vice Principal’s office to be questioned by Sgt. Nip of the Venice Police Department on suspicion of attempted murder as there were shots fired into Pamela Franklin’s house the day they were out joy-riding and someone in the neighborhood was able to identify the fools in the convertible as possible suspects.
00individual and friends were cleared of all suspicions and insinuating accusations.
The Psychedelic Train “welds-up” into rat rod mode and chugs onward through 1969.
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