1969 – Rock Experimentation



1969 was a year of turmoil, tragedy, and certainly plenty of war protests.  But there were some highlights, too — man’s first steps on the moon, Woodstock, and the debut of “Sesame Street” on PBS!  It was also a major turning point for Progressive “Art Rock” as the U.S. opened its doors to some of Europe’s most creative musical outfits.

Bands like Argent, Spooky Tooth, Can, Jethro Tull, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the super-group Blind Faith dotted the Progressive FM airwaves, opening up our minds and our hearts to deeper artistic compositions.  Thank you so much U.K. and also to the rest of Europe!

Also In 1969:

  • Minimum wage in the U.S. was $1.60 per hour
  • The average annual income was only $8,547
  • A new car set you back $3,278
  • You could build a new house for $15,525
  • A loaf of bread was 23 cents
  • A full-service gallon of gas was only 35 cents
  • First Class postage was just 6 cents

Check out the great music and lifestyle memories from 1969 on-the-air right now on TuneIn radio!

So… who were some of the new artists you discovered back in 1969?   Share your favorites, plus any thoughts with us…

Plus, we’d love to hear your feedback and comments on the show. Thank you for listening!

– Fred


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