Forty years ago this weekend the first president to resign his position did so, and the house of cards that the Watergate scandal created collapsed around him.
Over two years (which included winning a landslide election by over 18 million popular votes and an electoral margin of 520-17), Richard Nixon had sidestepped and stonewalled what his press secretary termed a "third rate burglary" until the political atmosphere reeked of a smoking gun.
The worst of times can sometimes make for the best in music however, even though the White House Tapes would have outsold Paul McCartney and Wings. This weekend Retrofit presents The Watergate Mixtape with no 18-minute gaps, airing Saturday, August 9 at 5 p.m. and again Sunday, August 10 at noon.
There's some Watergate and Nixon references of course, but going over the charts from August of 1974 we found some pretty cool glimpses into a fascinating time. Here's a sample of what you might have been listening to in that last summer of Watergate, when all the president's men were otherwise engaged.
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