New TV Shows of Fall 1967 – ABC

It is that time of year again. Time for new shows on your TV. Seeing as this blog is about historical things, I will be reporting about the new shows from 50 years ago. Only one of these shows is still on in syndication while most are just a memory. The links in the titles …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #18

The next song to be on the top of the record charts in 1967 was “The Letter” by The Box Tops. I have a casual tie to this song which I will put in a separate blog post. The song was written by Wayne Carson built on the opening line suggested by his father. He …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #17

The next song to go all the way to the top of the pop record charts in 1967 was really a country song. “Ode to Billie Joe” was written and performed by Bobbie Gentry (birth name: Roberta Lee Streeter). The song leaves a person wondering what really happened. What did Billie Joe and his girlfriend …

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Top Hit Songs of 1967 – #16

The Beatles were once again on the top of the record charts with “All You Need Is Love.” The song was preformed live via a worldwide satellite broadcast on June 25th 1967. They recorded some backing tracks in the weeks before the broadcast. On that backing, John is playing the harpsichord, Paul is playing the …

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