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INCENSE & PEPPERMINTS - STRAWBERRY ALARMCLOCK - 1969

 

NEWS

• Protests against the war in Viet Nam becoming more intense

• In 1967 and 1968 several "be-ins" were held in Central Park to protest against various issues such as US involvement in the Vietnam War and racism.

• The 6-Day War raged in the Middle East

• The first heart transplant is performed.

• 3 of our astronauts die in the Apollo 1 fire.

• Thurgood Marshal becomes the first African American Supreme Court Justice.

• China explodes its first Hydrogen bomb.

 

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT

• MOVIES: “The Graduate” “Bonnie & Clyde” and “Cool Hand Luke”

• Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title for refusing military service.

• Movies were sold on videotape for the first time.

• The Beatles would release the album that even now is considered a masterwork: “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”

 

#1@1

• Originally named Thee Sixpence The group took its name as an homage to the Beatles' psychedelic hit "Strawberry Fields Forever

• While touring the South in 1970 and 1971, Lynyrd Skynyrd was opening for them. 

• Ed King (Lead Guitar, Vocals) was invited to join Lynyrd Skynyrd in November 1972.

• Among the Strawberry Alarm Clock's television appearances were American Bandstand, The Steve Allen Show, and the first episode of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In.

• Strawberry Alarm Clock with “Incense & Peppermints”. Your #1@1 from November 1967, on 100.7 KSLX



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