Rolling Hills High School
Class of 1969

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Remember when these guys played at RH?
We were fortunate to enjoy the music of many famous and soon-to-be famous bands!


The Turtles - 1967 on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour

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a fresh look at a famous Joe Cocker song

Some Famous Happenings in 1969

Woodstock, man!

  • France withdraws from NATO.
  • The QE2's maiden voyage to New York.
  • Prince Charles becomes Prince of Wales.
  • US Apollo 11 space craft lands on the Moon. Where were you?
  • Vast outdoor rock festival at Woodstock starts.
  • Death of Ho Chi Minh, president of North Vietnam.
  • President Nixon orders resumed bombing of North Vietnam.
  • Beatles last album,  "Abbey Road", released.
  • Message between two computers marks birth of ARPAnet.
  • Francis Ford Coppola and George Lucas found American Zoetrope.
  • The maiden flights of both Concorde and the 747.
  • The Viet Nam war was still going on - so were the protests.
  • Dr. Denton Cooley became the first heart surgeon to implant an artificial heart in man.

Our Music

To Our Children's Children - The Moody BluesSunflower - The Beach BoysLive Dead - The Grateful DeadBlood, Sweat & TearsJefferson Airplane - VolunteersPaul Simon - The Boxer

The Groups

The 5th Dimension
1910 Fruitgum Company
The Beach Boys
The Beatles
Bee Gees
Blood, Sweat & Tears
Bob Dylan
Booker T. & The MG's
The Cowsills
Creedence Clearwater Revival
Elvis Presley
The Grateful Dead
The Jackson 5
Jefferson Airplane
Jimmie Hendrix
The Lettermen
The Moody Blues
Paul Revere & The Raiders
Paul WIlliams
Peter, Paul, & Mary
The Rolling Stones
Simon & Garfunkel
Sly & The Family Stone
Three Dog Night
The Who

The Tunes

Abraham, Martin and John
Aquarius/Let the Sun Shine In
Bad Moon Rising
The Ballad Of John and Yoko
A Boy Named Sue
The Boxer
Brother Love's Travelling Salvation Show
Come Together
Crystal Blue Persuasion
Down On the Corner
Easy to Be Hard
Good Morning Starshine
Let the sun shine in!Grazing in the Grass
Hang 'Em High
Hawaii Five-0
Honky Tonk Women
Hot Fun in the Summertime
I Can't Get Next to You
I'll Never Fall In Love Again
I'm Free
Jam Up and Jelly Tight
Lay Lady Lay
Love Theme from "Romeo & Juliet"

TV and Movies

Marcus Welby, MDRowan & Martin's Laugh InScooby DooEasy RiderGoodbye, ColumbusThe Love BugMidnight Cowboy

Some of the TV Shows We Watched

The Adventures of Batman
The Andy Williams Show
Beat the Clock
The Bill Cosby Show
The Brady Bunch
Chuckwagon Theater
The Courtship of Eddie's Father
The Dick Cavett Show
The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
H. R. Pufnstuf
He Said, She Said
Hee Haw
Laugh In
Love, American Style
Marcus Welby, M.D.
Night Gallery
The Pink Panther Show
Room 222
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!
Star Trek

Some of the Movies We Went to See

Alice's Restaurant
Anne of the Thousand Days
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Cactus Flower
Easy Rider
Goodbye, Columbus
Hello, Dolly!
If It's Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium
The Illustrated Man
The Love Bug
Mackenna's Gold
Midnight Cowboy
Paint Your Wagon
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
The Sterile Cuckoo
Sweet Charity
They Shoot Horses, Don't They?
True Grit

Academy Awards
(held 4 April 1970)

Best Picture - Midnight CowboyBest Actor - John WayneBest Actress - Maggie SmithBest Supporting Actress - Goldie HawnBest Costume Design - Anne of the Thousand DaysBest Music, Score of a Musical Picture - Hello DollyBest Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture - Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

Best Picture
Midnight Cowboy - Jerome Hellman

Best Actor
True Grit - John Wayne

Best Actress
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie - Maggie Smith

Best Supporting Actor
They Shoot Horses, Don't They? - Gig Young

Best Supporting Actress
Cactus Flower - Goldie Hawn

Best Director
Midnight Cowboy - John Schlesinger

Best Costume Design
Anne of the Thousand Days - Margaret Furse

Best Effects, Special Visual Effects
Marooned - Robie Robinson

Best Music, Song
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - Burt Bacharach (music), Hal David (lyrics)
For the song "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head"

Best Music, Score of a Musical Picture (Original or Adaptation)
Hello, Dolly! (1969) - Lennie Hayton, Lionel Newman

Best Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) - Burt Bacharach

Famous People

Boris Karloff Jack KerouacJudy GarlandDwight D. EisenhowerCatherine Zeta-JonesChristian SlaterMatthew McConaugheyKen Griffey Jr.

Died in 1969

Ian Fleming (II) - 1 January
Boris Karloff - 2 February
Dwight D. Eisenhower - 28 March
Judy Garland - 22 June
Sharon Tate - 9 August
Rocky Marciano - 31 August
Sonja Henie - 12 October
Jack Kerouac - 21 October

Born in 1969

Marilyn Manson - 5 January
Jason Bateman - 14 January
Jennifer Aniston - 11 February
Chastity Bono - 4 March
Christian Slater - 18 August
Matthew Perry - 19 August
Jason Priestley - 28 August
Dweezil Zappa - 5 September
Catherine Zeta-Jones - 25 September
Brett Favre - 10 October
Nancy Kerrigan - 13 October
Matthew McConaughey - 4 November
Ken Griffey Jr. - 21 November

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