How ‘Hey Jude’ Marked a Change for the Beatles, America, and Music
John Dillon’s remembrance of the Beatles’ great anthem, released the same day the Democratic convention opened in Chicago, August 26, 1968.
I was going into ninth grade at the time. I did not buy many records, but I bought that one. In fact, it was the last 45 I ever bought.
You’ll notice I placed this post in Memoir. I’ve been planning a memoir called 1968: Journals of a Midwestern Boy. The problem is, if you write something as a journal, you can’t draw from later events at all. You can only look back. You get a lot of things in return for this limitation, but I’m not sure about the cost.
As with any project, you just have to see how it evolves. The main audience for these journals is my family, so I suppose I should ask them what they think. Meanwhile, what do you think: journal entries only, or a more traditional account of 1968, looking both backward and forward?