Fifty years ago today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was shot and killed in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1964, Dr. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for combating racial injustice through nonviolent resistance. 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.