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PostSubject: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:08 am

Ahhhhh! 1968. Such a long time ago...




Jimi



Firebirds

The Road Traffic Act, 1968






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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:15 am

The year of the Dragon?
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:16 am

The important stuff (before my time but memorable nonetheless...!)

Click on this to provide a soundtrack as you read through the No 1s of 1968
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxeQIX5tFYw


Artist Song Title Date Number One
Georgie Fame The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde 23-01-1968
Love Affair Everlasting Love 30-01-1968
Manfred Mann Mighty Quinn 13-02-1968
Esther and Abi Ofarim Cinderella Rockefella 27-02-1968
Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich The Legend Of Xanadu 19-03-1968
The Beatles Lady Madonna 26-03-1968
Cliff Richard Congratulations 09-04-1968
Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World 23-04-1968
Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Young Girl 21-05-1968
The Rolling Stones Jumping Jack Flash 18-06-1968
The Equals Baby Come Back 02-07-1968
Des OConnor I Pretend 23-07-1968
Tommy James and The Shondells Mony Mony 30-07-1968
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown Fire 13-08-1968
Tommy James and The Shondells Mony Mony (2nd time) 20-08-1968
The Beach Boys Do It Again 27-08-1968
The Bee Gees I've Gotta Get A Message To You 03-09-1968
The Beatles Hey Jude 10-09-1968
Mary Hopkin Those Were The Days 24-09-1968
Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends 05-11-1968
Hugo Montenegro The Good The Bad And The Ugly 12-11-1968
Scaffold Lily The Pink 10-12-1968
Marmalade ObLaDi ObLaDa 31-12-1968


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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:27 am

Auditor #9 wrote:
The year of the Dragon?

Monkey.

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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:42 am

Kate P wrote:
The important stuff (before my time but memorable nonetheless...!)

Click on this to provide a soundtrack as you read through the No 1s of 1968
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BxeQIX5tFYw


Artist Song Title Date Number One
Georgie Fame The Ballad Of Bonnie And Clyde 23-01-1968
Love Affair Everlasting Love 30-01-1968
Manfred Mann Mighty Quinn 13-02-1968
Esther and Abi Ofarim Cinderella Rockefella 27-02-1968
Dave Dee Dozy Beaky Mick and Tich The Legend Of Xanadu 19-03-1968
The Beatles Lady Madonna 26-03-1968
Cliff Richard Congratulations 09-04-1968
Louis Armstrong What A Wonderful World 23-04-1968
Gary Puckett and The Union Gap Young Girl 21-05-1968
The Rolling Stones Jumping Jack Flash 18-06-1968
The Equals Baby Come Back 02-07-1968
Des OConnor I Pretend 23-07-1968
Tommy James and The Shondells Mony Mony 30-07-1968
The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown Fire 13-08-1968
Tommy James and The Shondells Mony Mony (2nd time) 20-08-1968
The Beach Boys Do It Again 27-08-1968
The Bee Gees I've Gotta Get A Message To You 03-09-1968
The Beatles Hey Jude 10-09-1968
Mary Hopkin Those Were The Days 24-09-1968
Joe Cocker With A Little Help From My Friends 05-11-1968
Hugo Montenegro The Good The Bad And The Ugly 12-11-1968
Scaffold Lily The Pink 10-12-1968
Marmalade ObLaDi ObLaDa 31-12-1968

I remember them all!

So may memories for me tied up in those songs... Cool
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:48 am

I was an oldie nut when I was a kid - sat over my radio on the weekend with my finger on the record button to tape everything.

I know most of them - never liked Young Girl though; always sounded a bit scarily hysterical for a man to sing.... that and other connotations.

Jumpin Jack Flash really stands out, doesn't it?
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:49 am



Mick O'Connell arrives
from Valentia to
train for the 1968 All-Ireland Final


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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:50 am

Are they UK or US no. 1's ?

I always thought Odis Redding was No.1 on my DOB ?
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:52 am

UK I think - I don't think that Lily the Pink made it across the water...
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:12 am

SeathrúnCeitinn wrote:


Mick O'Connell arrives
from Valentia to
train for the 1968 All-Ireland Final

And there was me thinking it was Che Guevera getting off the Mail Boat from Holyhead! Embarassed
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:13 am

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UK I think - I don't think that Lily the Pink made it across the water...

Probably for the best - one my few dislikes of that year.
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:18 am

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And there was me thinking it was Che Guevera getting off the Mail Boat from Holyhead! Embarassed

Me too, something similar. I was thinking Argentina for some reason.

It is a class photo. Motion, atmosphere, background, weather... the lot.

Good resolution isn't everything.
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:20 am

Yes it is a good photo for the reasons you say EVM - speaking of which...
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 1:22 am

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Brandubh wrote:
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And there was me thinking it was Che Guevera getting off the Mail Boat from Holyhead! Embarassed

Me too, something similar. I was thinking Argentina for some reason.

It is a class photo. Motion, atmosphere, background, weather... the lot.

Good resolution isn't everything.

Excellent. That is exactly what I thought. Che gettin of a frieghter in some strife torn hell hole. It would have been a neat trick given he was already dead some 10 months before.
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:02 am

That was a great video. Galway Are Back by The Conquerors. I can not believe Tony changed so much from the time I saw him at the carnival in Craughwell though
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:44 am

What's with everyone declaring their ages lately? Just because the rest of you (or some of you at least) are showing, doesn't mean that I'll be telling.

I believe 40 is the new 30 EVM...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzrXc68gNjQ

It was his only number one - recorded only 3 days before he died.
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:49 am

I didn't declare my age.

40 is actually the old 30 so far.
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:53 am

Apologies _ when you said that Otis Redding was No 1 on your birthday and you started a thread about 1968 and couldn't find Redding on the UK list, I jumped to conclusions...

Sherlock Holmes, eat your heart out.

Speaking of detectives, I should be in bed with Dalziel and Pascoe.
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 2:57 am

So what's the story evm? Are you forty soon or what? We'll have to have a massive party if it's soon.

And is your life sorted out by forty? I hope mine gets sorted ... children wife fence shotgun..
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:31 am

Auditor #9 wrote:
So what's the story evm? Are you forty soon or what? We'll have to have a massive party if it's soon.

And is your life sorted out by forty? I hope mine gets sorted ... children wife fence shotgun..

Auditor, I love the way you write stuff. Enthusiasm cannot be punctuated by full stops.

I will be forty in 3 weeks from now.

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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:39 am

well then we'll have to have a party the size of your choosing - you could want something discreet (we have the personnel for that) you may want the mardi gras and we can arrange personnel for that too.

is that an approximate age ?? no, date isn't it? Taurus is a good sign - very sturdy like Marx
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:43 am

Auditor #9 wrote:
well then we'll have to have a party the size of your choosing - you could want something discreet (we have the personnel for that) you may want the mardi gras and we can arrange personnel for that too.

is that an approximate age ?? no, date isn't it? Taurus is a good sign - very sturdy like Marx

'Birthdays by Auditor' puts 'Weddings by Fronk' in the ha'penny place.
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 10:57 pm

I remember this article discussing this year in The Economist a few weeks back. A very interesting read, I must add.
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Sun Apr 13, 2008 11:51 pm

Oh my God. Lily the Pink. I haven't even thought of that in decades. And as for ObLaDi ObLaDa!!!!

One song I always remember was Mary Hopkins singing 'Those were the days'. It is actually my earliest memory. I thought my earliest memories were grand-uncle Kit being found dead sitting in a chair in his house when my father and I visited him, and the death of my grandfather, both in 1969. I'd forgot Mary was in 1968, so that could well have been earlier. As I was born in April 1966 I would have been around two and a half when Mary's song was out. Cool. I have an even earlier memory than I thought.

I was just thinking last week of another early memory. I was walking down by Palmerston Road last week for for some strange reason at 4pm there was only 1 car moving. And that reminded me of sometime around 1970 sitting outside a shop in the nearby town, eating an ice cream, and watching the cars (1 every couple of minutes) drive by into the town. Today the town has an inner link road (typically in Ireland they chose to run it through a historic 18th century house rather than move it 30 yards and run through a pre-fab!) and a bypass is being planned. And that inner relief road is one long traffic jam. It is so different to that quiet Sunday afternoon, sitting on a wall eating an ice cream, beside my father's Morris Minor, in a traffic-free zone, and paying 1/2 d for the icecream. (The Irish Independent, BTW, if I remember correctly, was 7d!)
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PostSubject: Re: The Year 1968   Fri Apr 18, 2008 8:26 pm

Electric Ladyland: All Along the Watchtower - Jimmy Hendrix.
1968 was the cusp between post war optimism and neo con destruction. It was a moment of possibility, not seized.
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