Don’t carry the world upon your shoulders

Steve Kline Ages of Rock

July 31

Tommy James and the Shondells Mony Mony1968: Tommy James and the Shondells rule the charts in the U.K. with Mony, Mony.

The BeatlesThe Beatles record Hey Jude, which will spend nine weeks at #1 and become the group’s biggest hit. Originally titled Hey Jules, the ballad is written by Paul McCartney — and credited to Lennon/McCartney — to comfort John Lennon’s son Julian during his parents’ divorce. As if anything can heal the hurt a divorcing parent does to a child.