CRIMSON & CLOVER – Tommy James & the Shondells
#1 – February 1st, 1969
• Man would first step foot on the moon
• The Manson Family commits the Tate-LaBianca Murders.
• Nixon would be our new President.
• The anti-war protests raged on and became more violent.
• The first troop withdrawals were made from Viet Nam.
• The draft lottery came in to being.
• Sen. Kennedy was involved in Chapaquidick.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
• MOVIES: “Easy Rider”, “Midnight Cowboy” and “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid”
• T.V.: Burt, Earnie, Big Bird and Cookie Monster were on “Sesame Street”. “Hee-Haw”, “Marcus Welby” and “The Brady Bunch” premier.
• The first year headrests would be mandated in all new cars.
• Led Zeppelin would release their first album.
• John would marry Yoko…Paul would marry Linda
• Tiny Tim & Miss Vicki married on the Tonight Show.
• Monty Python’s Flying Circus first aired on the BBC.
• Judy Garland
• Boris Karloff
• Ho Chi Minh
• The song features a tremolo effect on the guitar and an ending section with a tremolo effect on the vocals.
• The song was released in late 1968 as a rough mix after a radio station leaked it.
• Following a performance of the song on The Ed Sullivan Show on January 26, it became number one on Febuary 1st.
• Tommy James & the Shondells , Crimson & Clover your number 1 at 1 from February 1969.