Hit Songs of 1968 – #18

“A Beautiful Morning” was a hit for The Rascals. Preciously they had been The Young Rascals but with release they were no longer young. The song was written by Felix Cavaliere and Eddie Brigati. The group had been together since 1965 but Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere, and Gene Cornish had previously been members of Joey …

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Hit Songs of 1968 – #17

Let’s get funky! It is time for Archie Bell and the Drells to tell you how to “Tighten Up.” That song was written by Archie Bell and Billy Buttier and recorded in October 1967. It was a hit in Houston before going national. By the time it was hitting the top of the record charts …

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Hit Songs of 1968 – #16

Are you ready for some early Heavy Metal? The group Blue Cheer moved up the charts in 1968 with “Summertime Blues.” That song was written by and recorded by Eddie Cochran in 1958. The Who were also playing the song in the late 60s in concerts. The Blue Cheer version has a much heavier sound. …

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Hit Songs of 1968 #15

The Box Tops were back in 1968 with another hit; “Cry Like a Baby.” The song features an electric sitar, played by session guitarist Reggie Young They had a much bigger hit in 1967 with “The Letter.” The group was from the Memphis area and they originally called themselves The Devilles. There was another group …

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