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And that’s the reason why the music from 1968 was so enduring. In fact, you may know that this was the era when some of the greats were at their peak: The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Aretha Franklin.
One of the most tumultuous years of the 20th century also produced some of its greatest popular music. And it’s not just baby boomers who are nostalgic for the sounds of their youth: Even to people born decades later, the music of 1968 stands out.
"There’s this kind of blossoming in what was possible," says Meg Baird, a singer and musician who performs under her own name and in the band Heron Oblivion.
There was probably just something so raw and emotional, and at the same time an overflow of artistic expression that came out of 1968 that makes the music produced in that year stick in the minds and hearts of people.
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