What We Watched & Heard

The Songs, Movies and TV Shows


Whether we were listening to the radio as we drove around town  (Crescent Blvd- Forest Ave- Pennsylvania Ave -Main Street - Repeat) messing around in the garage, or lounging in someone's basement, the music we listened to formed the baseline for our audio memories for years to come. Little did we know our music was classic before classic was cool. Here are the songs that reached Billboard's Number One spot for the years 1965 to 1970 - Click on these links for instant audio and video flashbacks.

"I Feel Fine" - The Beatles
"Come See About Me" - The Supremes
"Downtown" -  Petula Clark
"You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" -  The Righteous Brothers
"This Diamond Ring" - Gary Lewis & the Playboys
"My Girl" - The Temptations
"Eight Days a Week" - The Beatles
"I'm Telling You Now" -  Freddie and the Dreamers
"Game of Love" - Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders
"Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter" -  Herman's Hermits
"Ticket to Ride"  -The Beatles
"Help Me, Rhonda"  - The Beach Boys
"Back in My Arms Again"  - The Supremes
"I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" -  Four Tops
"Mr. Tambourine Man"  - The Byrds
"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction"  - The Rolling Stones
"I'm Henry VIII, I Am"  - Herman's Hermits
"I Got You Babe" -Sonny & Cher
"Help!" - The Beatles
"Eve of Destruction" - Barry McGuire
"Hang On Sloopy" - The McCoys
"Yesterday"  - The Beatles
"Get Off of My Cloud"  - The Rolling Stones
"I Hear a Symphony"  - The Supremes
"Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)"  - The Byrds
"Over and Over" - The Dave Clark Five

"The Sound of Silence"  - Simon & Garfunkel
"We Can Work It Out"  - The Beatles
"My Love"  - Petula Clark
"Lightnin' Strikes- Lou Christie
"These Boots Are Made for Walkin'" -  Nancy Sinatra
"Ballad of the Green Berets" - SSgt Barry Sadler
"(You're My) Soul and Inspiration" -  The Righteous Brothers
"Good Lovin'" - The Young Rascals
"Monday, Monday" -  The Mamas and the Papas
"When a Man Loves a Woman" -  Percy Sledge
"Wild Thing" - The Troggs
"Paint It Black" -  The Rolling Stones
"Paperback Writer" -  The Beatles
"Hanky Panky" - Tommy James and the Shondells
"Strangers in the Night"-  Frank Sinatra
"Summer in the City" -  The Lovin' Spoonful
"You Can't Hurry Love"-  The Supremes
"Cherish"-  The Association
"Reach Out I'll Be There" - Four Tops
"96 Tears" -  ? and the Mysterians
"Last Train to Clarksville" - The Monkees
"You Keep Me Hangin' On"-  The Supremes
"Winchester Cathedral" - The New Vaudeville Band
"Good Vibrations" - The Beach Boys
"I'm a Believer" - The Monkees

"Kind of a Drag" - The Buckinghams
"Ruby Tuesday" - The Rolling Stones
"Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" - The Supremes
"Penny Lane" - The Beatles
"Happy Together" - The Turtles
"Somethin' Stupid"  - Nancy and Frank Sinatra
"Groovin'" -  The Young Rascals
"Respect" -  Aretha Franklin
"Windy" -  The Association
"Light My Fire" -  The Doors
"All You Need Is Love"  - The Beatles
"Ode to Billie Joe" -  Bobbie Gentry
"The Letter" -  The Box Tops
"To Sir With Love" -  Lulu
"Incense and Peppermints" - Strawberry Alarm Clock
"Daydream Believer" - The Monkees
"Hello, Goodbye" -  The Beatles

"Judy in Disguise (With Glasses)" -  John Fred and His Playboy Band
"Green Tambourine" - The Lemon Pipers
"Love is Blue" - Paul Mauriat
"(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay" -  Otis Redding
"Honey" -  Bobby Goldsboro
"Tighten Up" -  Archie Bell & the Drells
"Mrs. Robinson" -  Simon & Garfunkel
"This Guy's in Love with You" -  Herb Alpert
"Grazing in the Grass" - Hugh Masekela
"Hello, I Love You" -  The Doors
"People Got to Be Free"- The Rascals
"Harper Valley PTA" -  Jeannie C. Riley
"Hey Jude" - The Beatles
"Love Child" -  Diana Ross & the Supremes
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine" -  Marvin Gaye

"Crimson and Clover" -  Tommy James and the Shondells
"Everyday People" -  Sly & the Family Stone
"Dizzy" -  Tommy Roe
"Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In" - The 5th Dimension
"Get Back" -  The Beatles with Billy Preston
"Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet" -  Henry Mancini
"In the Year 2525" -  Zager and Evans
"Honky Tonk Women" - The Rolling Stones
"Sugar, Sugar" -  The Archies
"I Can't Get Next to You" -  The Temptations
"Suspicious Minds" -  Elvis Presley
"Wedding Bell Blues" -  The 5th Dimension
"Come Together" / "Something" - The Beatles
"Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye" -  Steam
"Leaving on a Jet Plane" -  Peter, Paul and Mary
"Someday We'll Be TogetherDiana Ross & the Supremes

"Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head" -  B. J. Thomas
"I Want You Back" -  The Jackson 5
"Venus" -  Shocking Blue
"Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)" - Sly & the Family Stone
"Bridge over Troubled Water" -  Simon & Garfunkel
"Let It Be" -  The Beatles
"ABC" -  The Jackson 5
"American Woman" / "No Sugar Tonight" -  The Guess Who
"Everything Is Beautiful" -  Ray Stevens
"The Long and Winding Road" -  The Beatles
"The Love You Save" -  The Jackson 5
"Mama Told Me (Not to Come)" -  Three Dog Night
"(They Long to Be) Close to You" -  The Carpenters
"Make It with You" -  Bread
"War"  - Edwin Starr
"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" -  Diana Ross
"Cracklin' Rosie" -  Neil Diamond
"I'll Be There" -  The Jackson 5
"I Think I Love You" -  The Partridge Family
"The Tears of a Clown" -  Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
"My Sweet Lord" / "Isn't It a Pity" -  George Harrison

Source: Wikipedia

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The Cascade, The Glen, The Wheaton Theatre - the movies we watched during our four years of highschool became today's classics. They reflected the times, created the foundation for 50 years of franchises, and predicted the future. (Was 2001's HAL possibly Siri and Alexa's grandfather?) Good times in the dark.

What's On Tonight?
Three networks plus our local Channel 9 WGN. Here are the TV listings for 1970. Some things have gotten much better! Click on these links for more information on each show.

1970 TV Guide


The Young Rebels

The F.B.I.

ABC Sunday Night Movie


 Ed Sullivan Show

Glen Campbell Hour

 Tim Conway Comedy Hour



 Bill Cosby Show

The Bold Ones:



Let's Make a Deal

 Newlywed Game

Monday Night Football



Here's Lucy

Mayberry R.F.D.

The Doris Day Show


 Red Skelton Show

Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In

NBC Monday Night at the Movies



 Mod Squad

ABC Movie of the Week

Marcus Welby, M.D.



The Beverly Hillbillies

Green Acres

All in the Family



Don Knotts Show


NBC Tuesday Night at the Movies




 Courtship of Eddie's Father


Room 222

Johnny Cash Show


Storefront Lawyers

The Governor & J.J.

Medical Center

Hawaii Five-O


The Men from Shiloh

Kraft Music Hall


Night Gallery



Alias Smith and Jones


Barefoot in the Park

 Odd Couple


Family Affair

Jim Nabors Hour

CBS Thursday Night Movies


 Flip Wilson Show



 Dean Martin Show



 Brady Bunch

Nanny and the Professor

 Partridge Family

Love, American Style


The Interns

 New Andy Griffith Show

CBS Friday Night Movies



The High Chaparral

The Name of the Game

Bracken's World




 Lawrence Welk Show

The Pearl Bailey Show

 Mary Tyler Moore Show



Mission: Impossible

My Three Sons



The Andy Williams Show


NBC Saturday Night at the Movies