From 1968, this song, one of my all time favorites, Young Girl, by Gary Puckett & The Union Gap, reached number 1 in the UK, and number 2, on the Billboard Top 100 charts.
This song, “Itchycoo Park” is by British band, The Small Faces. It was one of their biggest hits. In 1967, it reached number 3, in the UK. In 1968 it reached number 16, on the Billboard Hot 100.
On what would have been his 80th Birthday, here is one of Marvin Gaye’s biggest hits, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”. This single, on Motown, is from 1968, when it reached number one, on the Billboard Hot 100, in December that year, and stayed there for 7 weeks. RIP Marvin Gaye 1939-1984.
On this Sunday afternoon, a reminder of simpler times, from 1968, this the Small Faces, and their single Lazy Sunday. The low-budget promotional video for “Lazy Sunday” was filmed at Kenney Jones’ parents’ home on Havering Street in Stepney, East London and features his next door neighbour pretending to strangle Steve Marriott.
This song, one of my favorites, by Otis Redding topped the charts in the US, and reached Number 3 in the UK in 1968. He finished recording this song a few days before he was tragically killed in an aircraft crash, in December 1967.
One of the Beatles’ numerous Worldwide number ones, from 1968.