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This week in music: 1967 Off the Tallahatchie Bridge

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Let's turn back the clock and head back to the hey-day of AM radio.

The year: 1967.  And this week 49 years ago Billboard Magazine had these songs at the top of its Hot 100 chart. 

At number five was the Aretha Franklin with Baby, I Love You.  The song has been covered by lots of other recording acts over the years. It was also used in the 1990 movie Goodfellas.

The Doors were parked in the number four spot with Light My Fire. It's a rock classic which Rolling Stone magazine ranks as the 35th greatest song of all time.

In the number three spot was Reflections by Diana Ross and The Supremes. It was the first Supreme's record with the new billing featuring Ross. It was also one of the group's final recordings to feature Florence Ballard.  She was fired from the group a month earlier.

The Beatles were holding down the number two spot.  John Lennon wrote All You Need is Love for the Our World broadcast--the first live global television link. It's believed some 400 million people all over the world watched the performance via satellite in June of '67.

And at number one was a song that had a lot everyone asking questions.  Just what did Billie Joe McCallister and his girlfriend toss off the Tallahatchie Bridge?  And why did he jump off the bridge? Ode to Billie Joe was the biggest hit of  Bobbie Gentry's career.  

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