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How Stax Records Merged the Music and the Message in 1968

Bob Ruggiero, Houston Press, 22 October 2018

AS BOTH THE history books and an endless stream of 50th anniversary documentaries have taught us, 1968 was an Especially Important Year in the United States. It was a time of particular upheaval with civil rights and jobs issues, the Vietnam was spiralling out of control and sparking protests, sharp political divides clashed during the ramp up to the Presidential election, and there were the twin assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy.

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