French TV 1962: Band includes Lee Allen Herb Hardesty; Roy Montrell; Dave Bartholomew; Earl Palmer
In the 60’s –
12 June 1963 – Medgar Evers, an NAACP field secretary was assassinated by a member of the Ku Klux Klan in Jackson, Mississippi.
In October 1964, Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev was expelled from office due to his increasingly erratic and authoritarian behavior. Leonid Brezhnev and Alexei Kosygin then became the new leaders of the Soviet Union.
On 16 December 1960, a United Airlines DC-8 and a Trans World Airlines Lockheed Constellation collided over New York City and crashed, killing 134 people.
1963 – Civil rights becomes a central issue, as the Birmingham campaign and Birmingham riot lead to President Kennedy’s Civil Rights Address, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington, and the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing
1961 – Substantial (approximately 700) American advisory forces first arrive in Vietnam.
The Bay of Pigs Invasion (1961) – an unsuccessful attempt by a CIA-trained force of Cuban exiles to invade southern Cuba with support from US government armed forces, to overthrow the Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
1964 – Johnson was reelected over Conservative spokesman Senator Barry Goldwater by wide landslide; Liberals gained full control of Congress.
Six Days War (June 1967) – a war between Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. The Arab states of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria also contributed troops and arms. At the war’s end, Israel had gained control of the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights. The results of the war affect the geopolitics of the region to this day.
21 February 1965 – Malcolm X was assassinated by members of the Nation of Islam in New York City. There is a dispute about which members killed Malcolm X.
The Argentine revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara travelled to Africa and then Bolivia in his campaigning to spread worldwide revolution. He was captured and executed in 1967 by the Bolivian army, and afterwards became an iconic figure for the left wing around the world.
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