MUSICAL PEACE THROUGH THE TURMOIL OF 1968
The music ws getting progressively harder in bite as well as having an edge.
However during 4 weeks during the time, the number one song in WARMland was "Love Is Blue", an instrumental from the Paul Mauriat Orchestra. Mauriat was the conductor of Le Grand Orchestre de Paul Mauriat, who specialized in the easy listening genre.
“Love Is Blue” was the first instrumental to hit number 1 on the Billboard charts since the Tornados hit with “Telstar” in 1962 and the only American number-one single to be recorded in France. The success of the song and the album on which it appeared, Blooming Hits, established Mauriat as an international recording star.