The year 1966 was a good year — for some, as all years are good for some. President Lyndon Johnson said that the U.S. would remain in South Vietnam until Communist aggression there ended, and the number of U.S. troops increased. Indira Gandhi was elected Prime Minister of India. The TV sitcom Mister Ed premiered. The first artificial heart was installed in Marcel DeRudder in Houston, Texas. Haile Selassie visited Jamaica and met with Rasta leaders. Lunar Orbiter 1 is launched; it was the first U.S. spacecraft to orbit the moon. Orbiter 2 was launched as well. John Lennon has to explain his remark about The Beatles being more popular than Jesus. The Monkees premiered on TV. The Beatles began recording their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album. Barbados achieved independence and is admitted to the United Nations.
Here are the selections for the Pass the Paisley Playlist for 1966:
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