244 Following

SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady

Just another GR refugee.  Other than that, I had a stroke in 2004, and read almost anything I can get my hands on, though I have a particular weakness for history, mystery, and historical fiction.

Currently reading

Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition
Paul Watson
Progress: 6 %
I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life
Ed Yong
Progress: 40 %
Wizard's First Rule
Terry Goodkind
Progress: 49 %
Thomas Cromwell: The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
Tracy Borman
Progress: 14 %
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Helen Czerski
Progress: 20 %
The Hanover Square Affair
Ashley Gardner
Progress: 10 %
Medieval Tastes: Food, Cooking, and the Table (Arts and Traditions of the Table: Perspectives on Culinary History)
Beth Archer Brombert, Massimo Montanari
Progress: 10 %
Scars of Independence: America's Violent Birth
Holger Hoock
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Yuval Noah Harari
Progress: 9 %
Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years
John Guy
Progress: 20/512 pages

Earworms: 1967

Welcome to the first bloom of psychedelic flower power. The summer of '67 opens with the first massive rock festival - June's Monterrey Pop Festival, featuring artists from the Mamas and the Papas to Jimi Hendrix, the Who, the Jefferson Airplane, and Janis Joplin.


Big hits in 1967: A Whiter Shade of Pale (Procul Harum), Light My Fire (The Doors), Ruby Tuesday (The Rolling Stones), Mellow Yellow (Donovan), Happy Together (The Turtles), Dedicated to the One I Love (The Mamas and Papas), Incense and Peppermints (The Strawberry Alarm Clock), A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You (The Monkees), Respect (Aretha Franklin), Windy (The Association), Up, Up and Away (The Fifth Dimension), I Was Made to Love Her (Stevie Wonder), Ode to Billy Joe (Bobbie Gentry), The Letter (The Box Tops), To Sir With Love (Lulu), Soul Man (Sam and Dave), Daydream Believer (The Monkees), I Heard It Through the Grapevine (Gladys Knight and the Pips), I Second that Emotion (Smokey Robinson and the Miracles), White Rabbit (Jefferson Airplane), and Chain of Fools (Aretha Franklin).


The Beatles keep chugging along with All You Need Is Love, Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane, and the biggest album of the year (and probably the most important rock album of all time), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.