In year when the children are scared of clowns, and we are all scared of those running for President, some calming music from the calm and placid year of 1968 in America. At least we have much fewer riots today then in 1968 and while people are angry about race and poverty -- at least our political leaders aren't being assassinated right and left.
This video looks back on the day the music died in 1959, with the deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson i a plain crash.
This week a half century ago, Simon and Garfunkel's The Sound of Silence was the number one song on the radio based on the redubbed single that was released fall of 1965.
The 1966 album of the same title -- featuring this song -- and many other classics like Kathy's Song and Anji were released two weeks later on January 17, 1966.