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FM Rock: March 1968

FM Rock: March 1968

Playing tracks by

The United States Of America, Bohemian Vendetta, Traffic, Dr. John, The Moody Blues and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 95th in the #rock chart.

Two hours of non-stop selections that would have been heard on US underground FM rock radio stations during the month of March 1968.



Wow, this really is a universe onto itself, isn't it? It gives you a feel of the era, even if you weren't around yet (I was, but I was still a child, and a Dutch one at that). So this is what the American Flower Power generation listened to, in between protest marches? I love the spirit of freedom and positivity some of these songs exhale, both lyrically and musically. Nothing formulaic about them. Great work, thanks for sharing!

Mark Bowen

Thank you for listening! Doing the research for this series is a fascinating journey in itself. As time moves forward in this series, it will slowly become more structured with less obscurities - but freeform underground radio in its early days gave DJ's absolute leeway without having to conform to a playlist of any kind and I believe it was that freedom from which modern DJ culture emerged; the blending of tracks in a thoughtful manner to create interesting juxtapositions. The thing that is missing from my mixes is the actual DJ personality, but they were each so idiosyncratic that it'd be impossible to duplicate authentically. But, indeed, these DJ's were the ones giving the listeners the information about upcoming protest marches, they'd read poetry or wax eloquent about the music they'd just played, inform the audience where the head shops were as well as the free clinics that treated the medical consequences of all that free-love that was going around. ;)