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Thread #77597 Message #1388677
Posted By: GUEST,Jon R Hagadorn
25-Jan-05 - 09:49 PM
Thread Name: If You Were There...The Sixties
Subject: RE: If You Were There...The Sixties
Great thread! I remember the sixties very well-I turned 20 on the day we walked on the moon for the first time. It was a decade when anything was possible.
I wasn't a part of the protest movement-I had friends in Viet Nam-those who came back said they weren't getting what they needed to fight-too much dissention in DC.
I was at Atlantic City for the Jazz festival in summer '68 (I think) and it was wild. 80,000 kids. I came Friday night and stayed right through. They had BB King, Jefferson Airplane, Cliff Nobles, I can't remember but they were great groups. On Sunday night it started to rain and somehow i got right near the stage, down on the track. We were all under a large tarp-smoke coming out everywhere-I was 10 feet away from the stage and Janis Joplin was singing- she was taking heavy swigs from the whiskey bottle that her lead guitar player was handing her between and during songs. She was electric-she might have had a short life but she lived it.
I had a '65 Mustang and its still the best design that ever came out of Detroit-I liked the Beach Boys, Four Tops, Temptations, and Supremes. Yes, and Peter Paul & Mary. Some Dylan but I didn't understand his contribution until later.
My first "45 was Dion's The Wandererin '61. The sixties had the best music.I went to Keystone Junior College in PA, played soccer , went to Va wesleyan-am now an Ad Executive with an Ad firm in Norfolk. Great memories-