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

Wide 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).

*Stanley Cup – The Montreal Canadiens win 4 games to 2 over the Detroit Red Wings.

*World Cup Soccer – England wins 4-2 over 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.

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