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DJ Rick Shaw from the
Sunrise Jr. High "Falcon Dispatch"
Mr. Shaw is still a DJ in Miami at WMXJ 102.7
Starring Kathi Reeder, Casey Green and Tom Edwards
Directed by Andrew Yoh, who died in 1998.
|The Senior year began on August 28, 1967. The Warning
Bell rang at 7:55 AM and Homeroom began at 8:00 AM. The day ended at 2:55 PM.
Graduation was at 8:00 PM on June 7, 1968 at War Memorial
The Number One song that first week in August was Ode to Billy Joe (Bobbie Gentry), followed by All You Need is Love (Beatles), Pleasant Valley Sunday (Monkees), Light my Fire (Doors) and Baby I Love You (Aretha Franklin).
The Number One song for 1967 was To Sir With Love (LuLu).
By graduation in June of 1968, the Number One song was Mrs. Robinson (Simon and Garfunkel), followed by Good, Bad and the Ugly (Hugo Montenegro), Beautiful Morning (Rascals), Tighten Up (Archie Bell and the Drells), and Honey (Bobby Goldboro).
The Number One song for 1968 was Hey Jude (Beatles).
This was the second season for a show that just never made it in the Nielsens, and would be cancelled the next year for lack of ratings. As we all know, time is a great equalizer, and this same show proved to be the greatest franchise in all of television. Do you know what it is?
The Short Answer The Longer Medley Answer (255KB)
AT THE MOVIES
Disney's The Jungle Book was the top grossing movie of 1967, followed by the Graduate, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Bonnie and Clyde and Valley of the Dolls.
In 1968, Funny Girl led the list, followed by 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Odd Couple, Romeo and Juliet, and Oliver!
1968 was a rough year for America. The war in Viet Nam raged on. By March 31, President Lyndon Johnson had announced he would not seek re-election. On April 4, Martin Luther King was shot in Memphis, followed by Robert F. Kennedy on June 5, just two days before Graduation. Dion expressed the mood best in the 1968 hit, Abraham, Martin and John.
As high school ended, we faced a conflicted America and the "Happy Days" world as we knew it was gone forever. But it wasn't all that terrible. After all, baby, it was the dawning of the Age of Aquarius.
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