Rating of “Suggested for mature audiences” begins due to “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf”.
Walt Disney dies in December 1966.
THERE WERE AN ESTIMATED 189,837,950 TV SETS in the world, with the US having the most, followed by Japan and the Soviet Union. There were 53,850,000 TV households in America, 93%. More than 5 million homes or 9.6% had color TV.
John Lennon made his famous statement that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus on March 4, 1966. In December, he recants his statement.
Top Tunes !
I’m a Believer - Monkees
The Ballad of the Green Berets - Sgt. Barry Sadler
Winchester Cathedral - New Vaudeville Band
You’re my Soul and Inspiration - Righteous Brothers
Monday, Monday - Mamas and the Papas
We can Work it Out - Beatles
Summer in the City -Lovin’ Spoonful
Cherish - Association
You Can’t Hurry Love - Supremes
Wild Thing - Troggs
Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
Reach Out And I’ll Be There - Four Tops
When A Man Loves A Woman - Percy Sledge
My Love - Petula Clark
You Keep Me Hangin’ On -Supremes
Hanky Panky - Tommy James and the Shondells
The Sound of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
Paperback Writer - Beatles
Last Train to Clarksville - Monkees
Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
These Boots are Made for Walkin' - Nancy Sinatra
High concept TV, a genuine cultural phenomenon exemplifying the youth culture, the nadir of Western civilization as we knew it, or was it just the crassest lowbrow commercialism of the decade???? The Monkees were a totally manufactured, made-for-TV imitation rock group that homogenized both the mop-head look and the rock ‘n’ roll sound in order to appeal to the younger set.