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On Thursday of each week, The 60s Official Site will showcase the countdown of the top ten songs of the current week of a particular year in the 1960s. It may have significance to your first love, your birthday, graduation or any special occasion that brings back the memories on how great the sixties truly were. So tune in at this web page weekly and check out the year we will be showcasing and listen to the Top Ten songs from the current week from the Billboard Charts plus review the headlines for that week of that year.

 

Looking back at this week's Billboard Charts of 1968

News Headlines & Tidbits

February 16-February 22, 1968

Feb 16 - In Detroit, Michigan, Aretha Franklin day was declared.

Feb 18 - Vietnam War - During the week of February 11–17, 1968 the record for the highest US casualty toll during one week was set. The record coming off after the Tet Offensive was 543 Americans killed in action, and 2547 wounded.

Feb 19 -  Gerry Marsden (Gerry & the Pacemakers) began a 3-1/2 year run in the London stage production of "Charlie Girl." 

Feb 21  An agreement between baseball players and club owners increased the minimum salary for major league players to $10,000 a year.

Feb 21 -  McGraw-Hill, Inc. outbids eight other American publishers for the U.S. rights to Hunter Davies' authorized biography of the Beatles. They paid $150,000 for the rights.

Feb 22 -  Genesis released its first single "The Silent Sun."



Playing now from 1968 are the top ten songs as listed on Billboard's  magazine for the week ending February 17, 1968.

Enjoy this week's Top Ten Countdown