The year is 1968 – Playboy is sweet not slutty, Pierre Trudeau becomes our Prime Minister, there is a war in Vietnam and the music scene in St. Catharines, Ontario is booming. This was an exciting time for musicians and fans – full of bands that were experimenting with, and embracing rock ‘n’ roll.

There were many bands that had dreams of making it big and being able to make this music gig a living, but there was one band that a lot of people were certain would be a major success – The Looking Glass. You were probably expecting a name you would recognize, and now you’re probably wondering “who were The Looking Glass?” and “how were these 6 guys going to put St. Catharines on the musical map?”

Check back tomorrow, because Toe Jams has the answer for you as well as a rare glimpse at their unreleased 1968 album.

Judging by the song that was #1 during this week in 1968, I would say the critics were right about The Looking Glass – they would have been the next big thing.

The Lemon Pipers – Green Tambourine
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And what was voted the #1 song of 1968? you guessed it – The Beatles.

The Beatles – Hey Jude
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