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Day By Day : June 16 - 22

June 16 1968

On this day

Broadcast: June 16, 2008, 3mins French police battle students for the Sorbonne; planes are grounded at Heathrow as a pilots' strike begins; and Home Secretary James Callaghan pulls no punches about Tariq Ali.


Music used in this edition
Gyorgy Ligeti - Jupiter and Beyond, Spirit - Taurus, Cream - Sitting on Top of the World

June 17 1968

On this day

Broadcast: June 17, 2008, 3mins Fred West, Britain's first heart transplant patient, is critical; Louis Armstrong begins a two-week residency in Yorkshire; and the women machinists' strike at Ford Dagenham begins to spread.

Music used in this edition
David Axelrod - The Smile, Creedence Clearwater Revival - The Working Man

June 18 1968

On this day

Broadcast: June 18, 2008, 3mins Christian anarchists from England protest in the heart of Moscow; France counts the cost of months of unrest; and John Lennon's play " In His Own Write" opens at the National Theatre.

Music used in this edition
Fairport Convention - Time Will Show the Wiser, Taj Mahal - Cuckoo

June 19 1968

On this day

Broadcast: June 19, 2008, 3mins The future of the House of Lords hangs in the balance; Nelson Rockefeller throws his hat, and a lot of money, into the ring in the Republican race for the US Presidency; and doctors at the BMA conference fall ill.

Music used in this edition
Steve Miller Band - Living in the USA, John Fahey - Take a Look at That Baby

June 20 1968

On this day

Broadcast: June 20, 2008, 3mins Is the Ku Klux Klan financing the defence of the alleged killer of Martin Luther King? Three inches of hail stops play at Lords; and, are troubles starting in Northern Ireland?

Music used in this edition
Jeff Beck - I Ain't Superstitious, Can - Thief James Brown - I Got the Feelin'

June 21 1968

On this day

Broadcast: June 21, 2008, 3mins Can Father Christmas help avert industrial unrest on the railways? The Police are gathering in Riotsville, USA; and striking pilots consider bailing hay.

Music used in this edition
Cream - Sweet Wine, Walter Carlos - Switched on Bach, Buffalo Springfield - What a Day

June 22 1968

On this day

Broadcast: June 22, 2008, 3mins Mrs Hook from Wales is the "first tax payer in revolt"; Edward Kennedy appeals for level heads in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination; and Barbara Cartland proposes a solution to the UK's productivity crisis.

Music used in this edition
Cream - Crossroads, Frank Zappa - Mr Green Genes, Jeff Beck - Shape of Things


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