Below are six links to online articles about the wild and tumultuous summer of 1969.
Then there’s the weekly MBIP Coming Attractions detailing what’s going to be happening here all week!
1969: An eventful summer - This is a great timeline of events from April to September of 1969.
‘1969’: The summer of the moon landing, Chappaquiddick, Charles Manson, Woodstock, Nixon, gay rights, Black Power movement - ABC ran an episodic TV series on the summer of 1969, this has highlights from the series.
Amazing Photographs of the Summer of 1969 in New York - I love these photos and videos of New York in 1969.
Summer 1969: A look back 50 years ago - Another fun photo gallery of images from 50 years ago.
The Cubs’ collapse of 1969: An oral history - How’s about them Cubbies? 50 years ago it was a sad tale as told in this oral history.
Dig It, Man! - From Esqure 1969: An anthology of war, weirdos, angels, freaks and golden gods - A nice collection of 1969 feature articles from the magazine Esquire.
After a brief break last week to work on the upcoming Marty Monologues show, we’re back with a whole week of new and fun posts! Here’s what’s going to be going on at MBIP in the next six days!
Monday: Last night there was a tribute to the legendary bartender Truby at The Friendly Valley Tavern. People brought food and shared photos and memories and I have photos from the evening tomorrow.
Tuesday: The 13 month chicken tour continues with a stop at an iconic Peoria tavern: Schooners!
Thursday: We’ll be cooking up another Thursday Minute Marty Meal…I’m thinking about doing a version of a coney dog this week, tune in and see if this actually happens or if I change my mind and do something else instead.
Friday: I’ll be writing about something housed here in the MBIP World Headquarters to start off next weekend.
Saturday: I’ll be suggesting a destination for your Saturday night dinner from the archives of MBIP!
So that’s next week, now I have to get busy working on that and rehearsing the next edition of the Marty Monologues, it never ends!