1967 – 50th Segment: “Turtle”
In this series we present 100 songs which have gone down in the history of Czechoslovakia and the Czech Republic. On Czech Radio’s web pages you can find a poll, in which you can vote for the best hit from the past century. We look forward to your vote! We continue with the year 1967.
The Czechoslovak pavilion was hugely successful at EXPO 67 in Montreal, Canada. The most interesting feature was the so-called kinoautomat - the world's first interactive movie.
A new press law came into force which officially allowed pre-censorship. The Central Publication Administration was created, which subsequently implemented the government's interventions into the freedom of the press.
On September 8th, the foundation stone of the first section of the D1 motorway from Prague to Mirošovice was ceremoniously laid down.
Yasser Arafat founded the Fatah Palestinian national political organization.
The hippie movement was announced in San Francisco.
Today we will listen to the most popular song released by the oldest and most famous Czech rock band, Olympic. The group’s guitarist Petr Janda, played a special role in the making of the song “Turtle,” as did another band member and lyricist, Pavel Chrastina.