MUSIC

COMMERCE/ECONOMY MUSIC

Frankie Lymon dies of an overdose

Franklin Joseph Lymon (September 30, 1942 – February 27, 1968), known professionally as Frankie Lymon, was an American rock and roll/rhythm and blues singer and songwriter, best known as the boy soprano lead singer of the New York City-based early rock and roll group The Teenagers. The group was composed of five boys, all in […]

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar boycotted the Olympics

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, then named Lew Alcindor, boycotted the Olympics because of inequality at home.

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Alice’s Restaurant

July 24 At the Newport (Rhode Island) Folk Festival singer Arlo Guthrie performs his 20 minute ballad “Alice’s Restaurant” to rave reviews.  

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Aretha Franklin Releases “Lady Soul”

Lady Soul is a soul album by Aretha Franklin, released on January 22, 1968 (see 1968 in music). The album was her second chart-topper, the follow-up to “Aretha Arrives” and included some of her biggest hit singles, “Chain of Fools” (#2 Pop), and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (#8 Pop), and “(Sweet […]

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