GOOD VIBRATIONS – The Beach Boys
#1 December 10th, 1966
- The Black Panthers & the National Organization of Women came into being
- U.S. warplanes bombed Hanoi for the first time.
- The Road Safety Act is passed which leads to the use of the Breathalyzer.
- The US Supreme Court rules in the Miranda case that police must inform suspects of their rights before questioning them.
- J. Edgar Hoover announces all evidence suggests that Lee Harvey Oswald was acting alone.
- The Merry Pranksters were a group of people who formed around American author Ken Kesey, that promoted the use of psychedelic drugs.
FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
- T.V: Batman premiered on ABC for two and a half seasons. The first episode of Star Trek premiered in September.
- MOVIES: The Sand Pebbles, Grand Prix, Born Free
- John Lennon boasted that the Beatles were “More popular than Jesus” and that set off a bunch of protests & record burnings in U.S.A.
- NFL & AFL finally merged
- Hot Wheels were the hot toys & we liked getting all tied up playing Twister.
- Walt Disney: (Walter Elias Disney) December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966. He has won 26 Academy Awards out of 59 nominations, including a record four in one year.
- Their third U.S. number-one hit and first British chart-topper
- It is #6 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.
- It featured instruments unusual for a pop song, including prominent use of the cello and an electro-theremin.
- Beach Boys & Good Vibrations…Your #1 @ 1 from December 1966.