The last year of the s was truly historic. Richard Nixon campaigned his way into the Oval Office. Neil Armstrong left his footprints on the moon.
The holiday season kicked off with songs about sugar and… er, summertime.
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The decade — and an era — was coming to end. Perhaps that was the reason the pop charts featured such an odd mix of music, a blend of nostalgia, bubblegum and a taste of things to come. In the fall of , the Beatles had effectively broken up, though it was not yet made official to the public. After all, there was a new album to promote. Abbey Road spawned just one single, so it was no wonder it spent weeks on the Billboard Hot , eventually climbing to No.
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If it seems like is a lot to live through, look back at the summer of The Stonewall Riots, the first letters from the Zodiac killer, the first troop withdrawals from Vietnam and the Nixon doctrine, the Apollo 11 moon landing, the Chappaquiddick incident, the death of Brian Jones and the murder of Sharon Tate, and of course, the original Woodstock Festival -- not only did it all happen that summer, it all occurred in the span of about a month and a half. The music was no different. Read on, and get ready to be taken higher.
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