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 &
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
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