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Rock and Roll Tops 1968

In rolls, the popularity of “bubblegum rock” meant to attract younger teens to rock and roll music. “Hanky PankyTommy James and the Shondells

Creation of FM radio stations and serious rock comes over the airwaves.

Soul music takes off like a skyrocket as 20 number one R&B hits come out this year. “Stoned Soul PicnicThe 5th Dimension

Motown scores big with Sly and the Family Stone, Marvin Gaye and the Temptations. “I Wish It Would RainThe Temptations

The Beatles come out with their greatest single ever “Hey Jude” and a super double album “The White Album”.

 Hard rock blues band Cream gives their final performance at the Royal Albert Hall in England and shortly afterward disbands.

For the first time ever the term “heavy metal” can be heard in Steppenwolf’s song “Born to Be Wild”.

Elvis returns to the TV screen with The ’68 Comeback Special and belts out his old hits while dressed in leather from head to toe.

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