Wednesday, June 01, 2016

A 50-Year Memory: Video for June

As June began, I was no longer a high school student. A summer of freedom was ahead. I was working as a cashier at the local swimming pool, learning to swim in private lessons with one of the lifeguards, and probably getting nervous about heading off to college in the fall.

On the radio as I graduated and moved into June:

Two weeks in May/June at #1:
When A Man Loves A Woman- Percy Sledge

Trivia: this was the first number 1 hit recorded in Muscle Shoals. It is also one of seven number 1 hits to debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at number 100.

Then the Stones came roaring into town:

Two weeks in June at #1:
Paint It, Black- The Rolling Stones

Trivia: the third number one hit single for he Stones in the US and sixth in the UK. Since its initial release, the song has remained influential as the first number one hit featuring a sitar.

I'll save these guys until next month. They took top spot on the last week of June.
One week in June at #1:
Paperback Writer- The Beatles

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