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Day By Day: April 28 - May 4

April 28 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 28 April 2008 Thousands of people march through London to protest against Enoch Powell, students in New York continue their occupation of Columbia University and a piano is dropped from a great height in Washington State.
Music used in this edition The Deviants: Fire in the City , Zoo: Have You Been Sleeping, Bob Feldman: Bloody Minds, Country Joe and the Fish : Rock and Soul Music, Spanky Wilson: Sunshine of Your Love

April 29 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 29 April 2008 Ralph Abernathy delivers his first speech since taking over from Martin Luther King, Enoch Powell returns from Canada and the musical Hair makes its debut on Broadway.
Music used in this edition Chicago: 01 25 or 8 to 4, Nina Simone: I Aint Got No... I Got Life, Miles Davis: Files de Kilimanjaro (Girls of Kilimanjaro)

April 30 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 30 April 2008 Police break up the student uprising at Columbia University, the first European heart transplant patient dies and more than forty members of the Sherlock Holmes Society head to Switzerland.
Music used in this edition Jefferson Airplane: If You Feel, Grateful Dead: New Potato Caboose, Jimi Hendrix: Gypsy Eyes

May 1 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 1 May 2008 May Day brings the traditional marches and on its fortieth anniversary the Flying Scotsmen runs non-stop from London to Edinburgh whilst Bill Haley and the Comets play the Albert Hall.
Music used in this edition The Nice: Don Edito el Gruva, The Nice: Intermezzo from the Karelia Suite , The Byrds: Draft Morning, The Kinks: The Last of the Steam Powered Trains, Bill Haley and the Comets: Rock Around the Clock

May 2 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 2 May 2008 In France Nanterre University is closed, the Duke of Edinburgh is weed on by an orangutan and Israel celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Music used in this edition Love: You set the Scene, Jacques Dutronc: Il Est Cinq Heures, Paris S'Eveille, The Monkees: As We Go Along, Chicago: Purple Song, Fairport Convention: Tale in Hard Times

May 3 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 3 May 2008 Student protests in Paris, obesity is reported to be more damaging than smoking and the US and North Vietnam finally agree where to hold peace talks.
Music used in this edition Isaac Hayes: Precious Precious, Michel Polnareff: Le Bal des Lazes, Love: A House Is Not A Hotel

May 4 1968

On this day

Broadcast: 4 May 2008 Britain's first heart transplant patient comes round, shocking images emerge from Vietnam and people in Beirut take to the streets.
Music used in this edition Louis Armstrong: What A Wonderful World, Jefferson Airplane: Triad, Steppenwolf: Born To Be Wild



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