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Day By Day : March 31 - April 6

Daily at 4.55pm

Each edition will be available to listen again for seven days after the transmission. You can also sign up to a podcast of the weekly omnibus, broadcast at 11.00pm every Sunday, which will available as a podcast for seven days.

March 31 1968

On this day

31 March 2008 Lyndon Johnson signals the end to his presidency, there's rioting in Japan and newspaper magnate Cecil King criticises the Wilson government.
Music used in this edition Simon and Garfunkel: America, July: Dandelion Seeds, Thunderclap Newton: Something in the Air Tonight

April 1 1968

On this day

1 April 2008 Robert Kennedy reacts to Lyndon Johnson's decision not to seek another term as president, the gold market reopens in London and Portsmouth grocer Alec Rose rounds Cape Horn.
Music used in this edition The Pretty Things: Sorrow is Born, The Kinks: Big Sky, Tim Buckley: Coming Home to You

April 2 1968

On this day

2 April 2008 Snow covers much of Britain, spinsters are put under the spotlight on the BBC and two bombs placed by Germans Andreas Baader and Gudrun Ensslin explode in Frankfurt.
Music used in this edition The Rascals: It's a Beautiful Morning, The Love Affair: Everlasting Love, The Beatles: Rocky Raccoon

April 3 1968

On this day

3 April 2008 Clyde the elephant flies into Vietnam, England win the series in the West Indies and Dr Martin Luther King delivers a speech in Memphis, Tennessee.
Music used in this edition Aretha Franklin: You're All I Need to Get By, Simon and Garfunkel: Hazy Shade of Winter, James Carr: What Can I Call My Own

April 4 1968

On this day

4 April 2008 A dark day in America's history - black civil rights leader Dr Martin Luther King is shot dead in Memphis.
Music used in this edition Cream: Knocking on Heaven's Door, Fairport Convention: I'll Keep It With Mine

April 5 1968

On this day

5 April 2008 Riots rage in America following the death of Dr Martin Luther King, Barbara Castle becomes the Minister of Labour and the BBC is accused of television fakery.
Music used in this edition Nina Simone: Why, The Soft Machine: Save Yourself, OMNIBUS ONLY James Brown: I'm Black and I'm Proud

April 6 1968

On this day

6 April 2008 Cliff Richard aims for the top spot in the Eurovision Song Contest, Sammy Davis Jnr pleads for the rioting to stop in America and the ocean liner 'Queen Elizabeth' is sold to the Americans.
Music used in this edition Cliff Richard: Congratulations, Massiel: La La La , Jimi Hendrix: Voodoo Chile, Aretha Franklin: Save Me



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