Saturday, June 6, 2009

~Flashback Saturday~ 1969~

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Today's song was one of my Granny's favorites! She lived in the hills of West Virginia, canned her own vegetables, played the banjo, loved to fish, and could clog. And she LOVED Johnny Cash. She had this album, and played it quite often. This was one of her favorite songs. I think of her everytime I hear it!
~In 1969, I was five years old and had a new little brother. We still lived in Eastchester, NY.~




Richard M. Nixon is inaugurated 37th President of the US (Jan. 20).
Apollo 11 astronauts—Neil A. Armstrong and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr., —take first walk on the Moon (July 20).

In August, more than half a million people gather in the small, upstate New York town of Bethel (near Woodstock, N.Y.) for four days of rain, sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Performers include Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane and Sly and the Family Stone.

A Rolling Stones fan is killed at the group's Altamont, California, concert by members of Hell's Angels.

The FCC bans all cigarette advertising on television and radio.

Children's Television Workshop introduces Sesame Street.

Movies:
Midnight Cowboy, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, The Wild Bunch, Easy Rider, Anne of the Thousand Days

Books:
Robert Coover, Pricksongs and Descants
John Fowles, The French Lieutenant's Woman
Mario Puzo, The Godfather
Philip Roth, Portnoy's Complaint
Jean Stafford, Collected Stories
Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five

4 comments:

Dar said...

I still love Johnny Cash! By the way your post is loading weird. Most is over on the right and your comment box way over here on the left.

Missy said...

I wonder why it is doing that? It looks fine on my end....hmmm.

Dar said...

Hmmmm, maybe wait and see if someone else sees it the same as me. I'm going to try one of your other posts and see.

Kaye said...

I still love Johnny Cash. We used to watch his show every week. Of course you are too young to remember that! Lol! Thanks for the memory.

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