Hit Songs of 1968 – #13

This hit song is very depressing. “Honey” is about a man who is suffering from the death of his wife. He remembers her planting of a tree in their garden. He remembers when she wrecked the car. He keeps repeating that he misses her. Bobby Goldboro was first a guitar player for Roy Orbison. His …

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Hit Songs of 1968 – #11

This song gets complicated. It is “Valleri” that was written by Tommy Boyce and Bobby Hart for The Monkees. The song was recorded by Boyce & Hart’s background group Candy Store Prophets. Studio musician Louie Shelton played the flamencoesque guitar solo. Then they added Davy Jones’ vocal. The song was used on the TV show …

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Hit Songs of 1968 – #10

Otis Redding started his musical career by singing in his church choir. He released songs starting in 1962 that usually just showed up on the R&B charts. He did write and record “Respect” in 1965 which later became a bigger hit for Aretha Franklin. He appeared at the Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles …

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