Sunday, November 01, 2009
Before we get to the music of 1966 and then the movies of 1967, I’m going to finish things off with a combination of the cerebral and the physical, Books and Sports.
The Great Books of 1966
In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
Tai-Pan – James Clavell
Octopussy and The Living Daylights – Ian Fleming
The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress –
Robert A. Heinlein
Human Sexual Response – William Masters & Virginia E. Johnson
The Last Picture Show – Larry McMurtry
The Crying of
Lot 49 – Thomas Pynchon
Sargasso Sea – Jean Rhys
In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash – Jean Shepherd
Valley of the Dolls – Jacqueline Susann
Hell’s Angels: The Strange and Terrible Saga of the Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs – Hunter S. Thompson
Sports of 1966
*World Series – The Baltimore Orioles win 4 games to 0 over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
*NBA Finals – The Boston Celtics win 4 games to 3 over the Los Angeles Lakers.
*Super Bowl I – The Green Bay Packers win 35-10 over the Kansas City Chiefs.
*College Football champions – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish & the Michigan State Spartans (shared).
Cup – The Montreal Canadiens win 4 games to 2 over the Detroit Red Wings. Stanley
*World Cup Soccer –
wins 4-2 over England . West Germany
Coming up next, the 40 Best Songs and the 10 Best Albums of 1966.
As always, let me know what you think.
Comments and opinions are encouraged and appreciated.
Thank you for your interest.