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This week in music: 1969 Rolling Stones

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Let's revisit the summer of '69.  

The whole country was tuned in to watch as Neil Armstrong took man's first step onto the moon.

Baseball fans were all talking about the Amazing Mets.

In August of '69, thousands of people headed to upstate New York for the Woodstock Festival.

And if you had the radio on for a road trip, these were the songs you were likely hearing. 

Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 had Neil Diamond at number five with Sweet Caroline.  Diamond says his inspiration for the song was John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline who was 11 years old at the time.  Sweet Caroline has become an anthem for Boston.  The Red Sox play it regularly at home games and it was used as a tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing victims.

At number four was Put a Little Love in Your Heart by Kentucky native Jackie DeShannon.
In the number four spot was The Archies with Sugar, Sugar. The song was co-written by Andy Kim who would later have a big hit of his own five years later with Rock Me Gently.  

The man in black, Johnny Cash, was sitting at number two with a huge country crossover hit.  A Boy Named Sue was recorded during a concert live at California's San Quentin State Prison.  It was the biggest hit Cash ever had on the pop charts.

And speaking of big hits, The Rolling Stones kept Johnny Cash out of the top spot with their hit Honky Tonk Women. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards wrote the song in December of 1968 while they were on vacation in Brazil.   

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