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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: 1969

It's 1969.  Three days of "peace love and music" at Woodstock closes down the interstate in NY; a man is murdered by the Hell's Angels, hired as security, at the Rolling Stones' free concert at the Altamont race track.  (My stepfather's friends went to Altamont and had a great time, he says.)  117 are arrested for riot at the L.A. Free Festival in Venice Beach, California.  Brian Jones dies in his swimming pool, but the Stones go on.  The Beatles and The Supremes continue to break up.  Elvis comes back.


Big hits in 1969: Suspicious Minds (Elvis), Honky Tonk Women (The Rolling Stones), Sugar Sugar (The Archies), In the Year 2525 (Zager & Evans), Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In (5th Dimension), The Boxer (Simon & Garfunkel), A Boy Named Sue (Johnny Cash), Crimson and Clover (Tommy James and the Shondells), Everyday People (Sly and the Family Stone), For Once in My Life (Stevie Wonder), Get Together (The Youngbloods), Good Morning Starshine (Oliver), He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother (The Hollies), Hooked On a Feeling (B.J. Thomas), Hot Fun in the Summertime (Sly and the Family Stone), I Can't Get Next to You (The Temptations), In the Ghetto (Elvis), I Started a Joke (The Bee Gees), It's Your Thing (The Isley Brothers), Lay Lady Lay (Bob Dylan), Leaving on a Jet Plane (Peter, Paul, and Mary), My Cherie Amour (Stevie Wonder), My Way (Frank Sinatra), Pinball Wizard (The Who), Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head (B.J. Thomas), Space Oddity (David Bowie), Spinning Wheel (Blood Sweat & Tears), Suite: Judy Blue Eyes (Crosby, Stills, & Nash), Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond), Time of the Season (The Zombies), Touch Me (The Doors), and Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin).


Creedence Clearwater Revival (aka CCR) have a huge year, with three hit albums, and hit singles including Bad Moon Rising, Proud Mary, Green River, Down on the Corner, and Fortunate Son.


Beatles Hits: Get Back, The Ballad of John and Yoko, Something, and Come Together.