This week’s episode of The Musical Innertube has special meaning for me. I read American Melodrama around 1970 or so; my dad got me to read it. It’s an amazing, magisterial account of the events of 1968, beautifully written from a non-American POV. So I reached out to Lewis Chester, the book’s last surviving co-author, and we had a wonderful talk. Hope you enjoy — a remembrance of history from one who was there!