1968 was a very serious year. The Vietnam War was raging, both Bobby Kennedy and Martin Luther King were assassinated, and we saw public protests and unrest across the country. Continue reading
In 1965, Petula Clark watched “Downtown” climb to No. 1 on the American charts. Three million copies were sold in America while the song was already a success in the UK, France (in both the English and the French versions), the Netherlands, Germany, Australia, Italy, Rhodesia, Japan and India.
What do you recall as a classic song from the 1960s? Motown used to give a song to one group and then have another artist record the same song. Continue reading
Happy Valentine’s Day! Need a gift? For a “Sixties” theme, how about a Lava Lamp? Continue reading
There were female singing groups and male singing groups that we loved in the 1960s. The ones with the flashy outfits and the choreography are stored in our memories. Here are the Temptations in 1969. Continue reading
It is time to get ready for Chinese New Year. On February 16, 2018, San Francisco’s Chinatown, the largest Chinatown in the United States, will welcome the Year of the Dog, or if you prefer, 4716 on the lunar calendar. The Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals. And the celebrations last for most of the month of February 2018. Continue reading