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This week in music: 1968

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Let's drop a couple of quarters into our jukebox of memories.

This morning we set the dials to 48 years ago.

These were the song topping the Billboard charts this week in 1968.

At number five was Gladys Knight and the Pips with their version of I Heard it through the Grapevine.

In the number four spot was Woman, Woman, the debut single for The Union Gap featuring Gary Puckett.
 
At number three was Daydream Believer by the Monkees which featured Davy Jones on lead vocals.  It became the group's third and final number one single.

Holding down the number two spot was John Fred and the Playboys with Judy in Disguise (with Glasses).  The title is a play on the Beatles' Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.

And speaking of the Beatles, the fab four was in the top spot with Hello Goodbye.  The song was written by Paul McCartney and might not have been released as a single if it would have been up to John Lennon.  He pushed for I Am the Walrus for the group's next single but was overruled by Mccartney and producer George Martin who believed Hello Goodbye was more commercial.  I Am the Walrus ended up as the B-side to Hello Goodbye.

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