The good vibrations of 1967 and the Summer of Love came to a crashing halt in turbulent 1968. It was a year marked by marches against the Vietnam War, protests for black civil rights and women's rights, and the tragic assassinations of icons Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. But out of this chaos came some of the most iconic music in rock 'n' roll history. Bands and artists pushed creative boundaries combining rock, psychedelic, soul, country, folk, blues, and jazz. The origins of funk music, country rock, and heavy metal can be traced to the music of 1968. And the year featured debut records by The Band, Blue Cheer, Spirit, Steppenwolf, and Deep Purple along with iconic releases from the Jimi Hendrix Experience, the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones, as well as Elvis Presley's famous comeback. We are remembering some of rock's greatest by flashing back to the amazing artists and music that rocked the airwaves 50 years ago. This is the soundtrack of 1968.