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1968

                    

January

Blue Cheer - Vincebus Eruptum 
The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers 
Judy Collins - Wildflowers 
The Electric Prunes - Mass in F Minor
Aretha Franklin - Lady Soul 
Taj Mahal - Taj Mahal 

UK citizens launch a "I'm Backing Britain" campaign aimed at
       helping to reduce the national debt.
Dubcek, a liberal-minded reformer, takes over the Czechoslovak
       Communist Party.
North Vietnam surprises South Vietnam with the Tet assault on
       Saigon.
February

The Bee Gees - Horizontal 
Blood, Sweat and Tears - Child Is Father to the
     Man 
Canned Heat - Boogie with Canned Heat 
The Chocolate Watch Band - The Inner Mystique 
Dr. John - Gris Gris 
Fleetwood Mac - Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac 
Iron Butterfly - Heavy 
Wilson Pickett - I'm in Love 
Otis Redding - The Dock of the Bay 
Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf 
Traffic - Traffic 
Vanilla Fudge - The Beat Goes On

Richard Nixon announces he will run for the US presidency.
The British government passes legislation to restrict immigration.
American forces fight back against the Tet offensive, reconquering
     the city of Hue.
March

The Electric Flag - A Long Time Comin' 
The Incredible String Band - The Hangman's
     Beautiful Daughter 
Joni Mitchell - Joni Mitchell 
The Mothers of Invention - We're Only In It for the
     Money 
The Move - The Move 
The United States of America - The United States of
    America


Police clash with rioters in Poland demonstrating for more freedom.
Dubcek eases press censorship in Czechoslovakia.
President Johnson sends up to 50 000 more troops to Vietnam.
An anti-war demonstration in Grosvenor Square in London turns
     violent.
Robert Kennedy announces he will run for the US presidency;
     President Johnson announces he will not run again.
April

The International Submarine Band - Safe at Home 
The Monkees - The Birds, The Bees & the Monkees 
Diana Ross & The Supremes - Reflections 
Simon & Garfunkel - Bookends 
Sly & the Family Stone - Dance to the Music 
The Stone Poneys (featuring Linda Ronstadt) - Stone
     Poneys and Friends, Vol. III 
The Temptations - I Wish It Would Rain 


Martin Luther King is assassinated, leading to riots across US
     cities.
Pierre Trudeau becomes Prime Minister of Canada, following
     Lester Pearson's resignation.
US President Johnson signs a Civil Rights Bill making it illegal to
       refuse housing on the grounds of race.
Influential British opposition (Tory) MP Enoch Powell warns against
       immigration, and is accused of spreading racial prejudice.
Police seize 1.5 million Sterling Pounds of LSD in London.

                    

May

Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass - The Beat of the
     Brass 
Archie Bell & the Drells - Tighten Up 
The Delfonics - La La Means I Love You 
The Mamas and the Papas - The Papas and Mamas 
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Quicksilver
     Messenger Service 
The Small Faces - Ogden's Nut Gone Flake 
The Steve Miller Band - The Steve Miller Band 
Frank Zappa - Lumpy Gravy

Paris and France come to a standstill following massive student
     riots and workers' strikes; President De Gaulle calls an election.
Ineffectual peace talks are held between the US and North Vietnam
     in Paris.
Brian Jones is arrested on drug charges in London for a 2nd time.
June

The Beach Boys - Friends 
Cream - Wheels of Fire 
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Creedence
     Clearwater Revival 
Fairport Convention - Fairport Convention 
Aretha Franklin - Aretha Now 
Iron Butterfly - In-a-Gadda-da-Vida 
John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers - Bare Wires
     (*with Mick Taylor) 
Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets 
Tyrannosaurus Rex - My People Were Fair and
     Had Sky in Their Hair... 
Vanilla Fudge - Renaissance


Robert Kennedy is assassinated in Los Angeles.
French President De Gaulle is re-elected.
Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau wins his first election.
July

The Band - Music from Big Pink 
Buffalo Springfield - Last Time Around 
The Doors - Waiting for the Sun 
Family - Music in a Doll's House 
The Grateful Dead - Anthem of the Sun 
Janis Ian - The Secret Life of J. Eddie Fink 
Moby Grape - Wow/Grape Jam 
Harry Nilsson - Aerial Ballet 
Laura Nyro - Eli and the Thirteenth Confession 
Sly & the Family Stone - Life 
The Zombies - Odessey and Oracle

A Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty is signed by 36 nations.
Pope Paul VI speaks out against birth control.
Soviet and Czechoslovakia leaders meet to solve differences.
August

Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap
     Thrills 
Blue Cheer - Outsideinside
The Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo 
Country Joe and the Fish - Together 
Marvin Gaye - In the Groove (I Heard It Through
     the Grapevine) 
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - You're All I Need 
The Jeff Beck Group - Truth  (*with Ron Wood)


Nigerians mount new attacks on Biafra.
The USSR invades Prague and crushes Czechoslovakian liberals.
Violence erupts in Chicago between police and demonstrators at
     the Democratic Party convention.

                    

September

Deep Purple - Shades of Deep Purple 
The Jefferson Airplane - Crown of Creation 
The Moody Blues - In Search of the Lost Chord 
Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf the Second

Earthquakes kill 11 000 in Iran.
Soviet authorities re-enforce media censorship in Czechoslovakia.
The musical Hair has its opening in London, involving full nudity by
     the actors.
October

The Beau Brummels - Bradley's Barn 
Canned Heat - Livin' the Blues 
Captain Beefheart - Strictly Personal 
Caravan - Caravan 
Donovan - The Hurdy Gurdy Man 
The Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland 
Jethro Tull - This Was 
John Mayall  - Blues from Laurel Canyon  (*with
     Mick Taylor) 
The Steve Miller Band - Sailor 
Tyrannosaurus Rex - Prophets, Seers and Sages, the
     Angels of the Ages 
Jerry Jeff Walker - Mr. Bojangles 

The Olympic Games are held in Mexico City.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono are arrested in London for drug
       possession.
250 000 participate in another anti-war demonstration in London.
November

The Beatles - The Beatles 
Jerry Butler - The Ice Man Cometh 
The Everly Brothers - Roots 
Free - Tons of Sobs 
George Harrison -  Wonderwall Music (soundtrack) 
The Impressions - This Is My Country 
The Kinks - Are The Village Green Preservation
     Society 
John Lennon & Yoko Ono - Unfinished Music No.
     1: Two Virgins 
Taj Mahal - The Natch'l Blues 
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks 
Diana Ross & The Supremes - Love Child 
Sam & Dave - I Thank You


President Johnson orders the halt of US bombing of North Vietnam.
Richard Nixon is elected US President.
Students protest in Czechoslovakia over the Soviet crackdown.
December

The Bee Gees - Odessa 
Canned Heat - Hallelujah
Clarence Carter - This Is Clarence Carter 
Deep Purple - The Book of Taliesyn 
Dillard & Clark - The Fantastic Expedition of
     Dillard & Clark 
The Electric Flag - The Electric Flag: An American
     Music Band 
The Monkees - Head 
The Mothers of Invention - Cruising with Ruben &
     the Jets 
The Pretty Things - S.F. Sorrow 
Procol Harum - Shine on Brightly 
James Taylor - James Taylor 
The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet 
The Soft Machine - Volume One 
Three Dog Night - Three Dog Night 
Various artists - Hair 
Stevie Wonder - For Once in My Life 

Richard Nixon names Henry Kissinger as national security adviser.
Death of American author John Steinbeck.
The Queen of England asks for racial tolerance in her Christmas
       message.
American astronauts orbit the Moon.

 

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