HAPPY TOGETHER – TURTLES – 1967

 

NEWS
•    3 of our astronauts die in the Apollo 1 fire. It was planned to be the first manned mission of the Apollo lunar landing program to launch in February 1967.
•    Jimmy Hoffa was convicted of jury tampering, attempted bribery, and fraud in 1964 and jailed in 1967.
•    The first heart transplant is performed.
•    Thurgood Marshal becomes the first African American Supreme Court Justice.
•    Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title for refusing military service.
•    China explodes its first Hydrogen bomb.

FADS and ENTERTAINMENT
•    MOVIES:  “Georgie Girl” “To Sir With Love” and “The Graduate”
•    T.V.: Carol Burnett and the Smothers Brothers both debuted variety shows on television.
•    The Summer of Love attracted a wide range of people of various ages, including Beatle George Harrison, would flock to the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco to “Be In” with the like minded

DEAD
•    Carl Sandburg: January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967, He won three Pulitzer Prizes, two for his poetry and another for a biography of Abraham Lincoln.
•    Woody Guthrie: July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967, His best-known song is “This Land Is Your Land”, which is regularly sung in American schools.

#1@1
•    This song replaced the Beatles’ “Penny Lane” at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the spring of 1967.
•    Impressed by Chip Douglas’s studio arrangements, Monkee Michael Nesmith approached him after a Turtles show at the Whisky a Go Go and invited him to become the Monkees’ new producer, as that band wanted to break out of their “manufactured” studio mold.
•    Here are the Turtles with “Happy Together” 
•    Your #1@1 From March 1967


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