IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO- THE #1 SONGS OF 1968–JULY 20 2 WEEKS– GRAZING IN THE GRASS- HUGH MASEKELA

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The 10th of the 16 #1 singles in 1968 is Grazing In The Grass by Hugh Masekela which held the #1 slot for two weeks the weeks of July 20 and July 27. This was the last song that they recorded for the album and it only took a half hour- it was just filler and it went to #1. It was the second #1 song in 1968 that was an instrumental- the other being “Love Is Blue.”  Before 1968 the last instrumental to go to #1 was “Telstar: by The Tornadoes in 1962. After “Grazing In The Grass” the final instrumental #1 of the 1960’s would be in 1969 Henry Mancini and His Orchestra “Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet.”  This  would also be another 1968 one-hit wonder- the only Top 40 hit in Hugh Masekela’s career. He passed away this January at the age of 78.

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9 responses to “IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO- THE #1 SONGS OF 1968–JULY 20 2 WEEKS– GRAZING IN THE GRASS- HUGH MASEKELA

    • Everyone had a chance to have a hit. Songs that have nothing in common. I do like this instrumental.

      It didn’t hit me until seeing all of the blogs on 1968…what a year of change after the Love fest of 1967.

    • i saw an article this week comparing this year to 1968 as far as it being a nightmare year… the music was better in 1968 without a doubt. 1968 had that going for it.

    • There is no variety today. None at all. Garbage is garbage sad to say…. A lot of great songs in 1968 from all over the place.

    • I think the music powers to be now treat music as disposable…and so it is…
      In 2068… will they look back on 2018 or 1968 in music? I think I know the answer.

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