1968 – Mad Cobra, who went to No. 13 with “Flex” in 1992, is born in Kingston, Jamaica. True fact: He got his name from the G.I. Joe cartoon.
1968 – Quebecois chanteuse Celine Dion is born in Charlemagne, Canada. The singer has nine best-selling French albums under her belt before she records “Unison” in 1990. Céline Marie Claudette Dion (Fr-Celine-Dion.ogg /se?l?n d??n/ (help·info)) CC OQ (born March 30, 1968 in Charlemagne, Quebec) is a Canadian pop singer, occasional songwriter and actress. Dion had […]
1968 – No. 1 on the U.K. singles chart are the Beatles with “Lady Madonna.” Lyrics: Lady Madonna, children at your feet Wonder how you manage to make ends meet Who find the money when you pay the rent Did you think that money was heaven sent Friday night arrives without a suitcase Sunday morning […]
1968 – Fleetwood Mac release Black Magic Woman in the UK no. 1 chart topper.
1968 – No. 1 Chart Toppers Pop Hit: “(Sittin’ on) The Dock of the Bay,” Otis Redding. The song reaches No. 1 three months after Redding is killed in a plane crash near Madison, Wis.
1968 – Grapefruit – the Apple group managed by John Lennon – make their stage debut at the Royal Albert Hall.
1968 – The last episode of The Monkees television show airs. The idea of following the hi-jinks of a rock band’s life was taken from the Beatles’ A Hard Day’s Night film. The 58th and final episode of “The Monkees” TV show is aired. The group disbands in 1969 and re-forms in 1986 without Michael […]
1968 – Damon Albarn, singer for the group Blur, is born in London.
1968 – Eric Clapton is arrested in Los Angeles along with Neil Young, Richie Furay, and Jim Messina. The four are charged with “being in a place where it is suspected marijuana is being used.” Clapton is later found innocent, while the Buffalo Springfield guys receive a small fine.