1968.
I was in the middle of 7th grade in a new/much bigger school, having just transferred from a small town.
Surprisingly, I fit in quite easily and formed some great friendships during those middle school years.


Now that I think about it, those years were kind of like the episodes in the TV sitcom, 'The Wonder Years', except we didn't have a Winnie Cooper in our group.
Bummer.

In 1968, the Vietnam War continued in full force, the North Vietnamese and Vietcong launched the Tet Offensive in January, unemployment was 3.8%, President Johnson announced he will not seek renomination, Martin Luther King, Jr. was slain in Memphis on April 4th and Robert F Kennedy was killed in Los Angeles on June 6th.

In sports, Green Bay beat Oakland 33 to 14 in the Superbowl, Detroit defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4 games to 3 in the World Series, Boston dominated the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Championships 4 games to 2 and Montreal shut out Saint Louis 4 games to 0 in the Stanley Cup Finals.

In the world of Classic Rock, this was the...

Top 10 Classic Rock from 1968!

  • 1. The Beatles - Hey Jude

    The Beatles 1967-1970 (The Blue Album)
  • 2. Jimi Hendrix - All Along The Watchtower

    Experience Hendrix - The Best of Jimi Hendrix
  • 3. Rolling Stones - Jumpin' Jack Flash

    Hot Rocks 1964-1971
  • 4. Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild

    Steppenwolf
  • 5. Cream - White Room

    The Very Best of Cream
  • 6. Rolling Stones - Sympathy For The Devil

    Beggars Banquet
  • 7. The Beatles - Revolution

    The Beatles 1967-1970 (The Blue Album)
  • 8. The Doors - Touch Me

    The Very Best of The Doors
  • 9. Iron Butterfly - In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

    Days of Flower Power (Rerecorded Version)
  • 10. Big Brother and The Holding Company - Piece Of My Heart

    Cheap Thrills