Today’s another beautiful day on the East Coast where Ray Davies’ “Sunny Afternoon” is a great way to start the day. The song was released on May 13th, 1969 when I was 16 years old and music was everything then!!! 1969 was a year filled with blood, good music, heartbreak, Civil Rights, triumphs, travails. There was a race war in Malaysia; Golda Meir became first female Prime Minister of Israel; Mickey Mantle retired; James Earl Ray plead guilty to assassinating Dr. King; The Chicago 8 were indicted; John and Yoko had their first bed-in for peace in Amsterdam; Paul McCartney denied rumors that he was dead; Midnight Cowboy with Dustin Hoffman and Jon Voight was released; Anti Vietnam War demonstrations were abundant; Neil Armstrong on the moon; and so much more. I loved The Kinks and had all their albums, wish I had them today! YouTube is amazing, though, I can’t get over how you can just look up all of these entertainers and find something.