August-1968

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On this day in music history: August 26, 1968 - “Hey Jude” b/w “Revolution” by The Beatles is released. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, it is the first single on the bands newly established label Apple Records. Both are written and recorded during the sessions for the bands’ self-titled ninth album (aka “The White Album”), “Jude” is written by McCartney, while “Revolution is written by Lennon. Though both mutually credit the other on their compositions, in keeping with the agreement the pair established from the beginning of their writing partnership.  "Jude ” is backed with the hard rocking “Revolution”. At the time of its release, “Hey Jude” makes the highest chart debut in the history of the Billboard Hot 100, entering the chart at #10 on September 14, 1968. Hitting the top of the charts just two weeks later, it goes on to be The Beatles biggest record ever, spending nine weeks at number one, becoming their largest selling single, selling over four million copies in the US alone. “Revolution” peaks at number twelve on the Hot 100 on September 21, 1968. At seven minutes and eleven seconds, “Hey Jude” is one of the longest singles to ever reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100.

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“Gay is Good,” pioneer Craig Rodwell, New York City, October 14, 1969. Photo by Fred W. McDarrah. On August 12, 1968, forty-eight years ago today, in the only unanimous vote of a contentious meeting of representatives of the twenty-six gay rights organizations that made up the North American Conference of Homophile Organizations (NACHO), delegates formally adopted pioneer Frank Kameny’s phrase “Gay Is Good” as NACHO’s official slogan. The resolution, drafted by Kameny, provided that “because many individual homosexuals…suffer from diminished self-esteem, doubts and uncertainties as to their personal worth…; and…are in need of psychological sustenance to bolster and support a positive and affirmative attitude toward themselves and their homosexuality…; and because it would seem to be very much a function of [NACHO] to attempt to replace a wishy-washy negativism toward homosexuality with a firm no-nonsense positivism…; and because the Negro community has approached similar problems and goals with some success by the adoption of the slogan: ‘Black Is Beautiful’…, it is hereby adopted as a motto for NACHO that GAY IS GOOD.” Frank Kameny, who was responsible for a countless number of gay rights victories in his fifty-plus years of activism, later wrote that “if I’m remembered for only one thing, I would like it to be for having coined 'Gay is Good’”; the phrase is inscribed on Kameny’s headstone. #lgbthistory #lgbtherstory #lgbttheirstory #lgbtpride #QueerHistoryMatters #HavePrideInHistory #GayIsGood #FrankKameny #CraigRodwell #FredWMcDarrah (at New York, New York)

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Jacques Esterel’s French Olympic Uniforms in 1968.
models, wearing the new uniforms of the French Olympic team for the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, Mexico, walking along a street in Paris with French fashion designer Jacques Esterel, who designed the uniforms, in August 1968.

Happy Birthday, Helen Elizabeth McCrory! Helen is a British actress. She has been in many films, but is best known for playing Cherie Blair in both The Queen and The Special Relationship. Helen played Narcissa Malfoy in the Harry Potter Series. (August 17, 1968- present) ~Ryn

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