On the day that Douglas Hamburgh got sent home from Castle Frank High School (now Rosedale Heights School of the Arts) because his hair was too long, the number one song on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart was “People Got To Be Free” by The Rascals. How apt!

Did you know that The Rascals refused to perform on segregated concert bills? In other words, if no black artists were on the bill, The Rascals weren’t playing. Another reason to make this 1968 hit a Friday Jam forty-nine years later!

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