Hit Songs of 1968 – #6

“Spooky” was the first hit song for the group Classics IV. They formed in 1965 in Jacksonville, Florida. At first they called them self just the Classics but when they found out there was another group recording by that name they added the roman numeral  “IV” as they originally had 4 members. The group had …

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Hit Songs of 1968 – #5

A instrumental became a big hit in 1968. “L’amour est bleu,” known in the US as “Love is Blue” was composed by André Popp with French lyrics by Pierre Cour. Brian Blackburn later wrote English lyrics. But it was an instrumental version by orchestra Paul Mariat that became the hit. Paul Mariat did record soundtracks …

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Hit Songs of 1968 – #4

The Lemon Pipers had the a hit song with “Green Tambourine” in 1968. The group was formed in 1966 by student musicians from Oxford, Ohio. At first they played in college bars and did just about every kind of music. When they signed with Buddha Records, the company didn’t know what to release by the …

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Hit Songs of 1968 – #3

This song is just a silly song, but as they used to say on American Bandstand, “it has a good beat and you can dance to it.” “Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)” was the only hit by John Fred and His Playboy Band. The song was written by Fred and his bandmate Andrew Bernard. The title …

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