Time Has Come Today – The Chambers Brothers

Transistor Days: The Fall of '68

Episode 56

Episode date - January 29, 2021

How Music Changed

    Whew, 1968 was a tough year. It seemed as though all the promise, dreams and hope of 1967 came crashing down with a cruel sense of reality.

    1968 was the result of the excesses of 1967. The all-night party was over, and this was going to be one hell of a hangover. Not only were our leaders being assassinated, but so were our musical heroes.

    In quick succession, Janis Joplin and Jimi Hendrix were both lost to excess. Meanwhile, war protests grew violent and race riots broke out across the country, while a staunch conservative took over leadership of the United States. Things were ‘heavy’, and you could sense it in the pop music of the times.

    Featured tracks include:

    Midnight Confessions – The Grass Roots

    I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You – The Bee Gees

    Time Has Come Today – The Chambers Brothers

    Piece of My Heart – Janis Joplin

    All Along the Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix

    In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly

    Quick Joey Small – Kasenetz-Katz Singing Orchestra

    Love Child – Diana Ross and the Supremes

    Magic Carpet Ride – Steppenwolf

    Elenore – The Turtles

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