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Thread #82700 Message #1515900
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
06-Jul-05 - 04:55 AM
Thread Name: 'Sixties Folk Music' Presentation - Help
Subject: RE: 'Sixties Folk Music' Presentation - Help
The thing was not so much all these people - it was something that happened within ourselves. Apparently simple songs like Where have all the flowers gone and Blowing in the wind - somehow without articulating it, they advanced a theory that there was a means of self expression open to us all. and it happened at a time when the world seemed close to a nuclear holocaust - so it made us look dmaned hard at what me might be losing.
The stars and the later ethnicity - they didn't have the impact except on the zealots like ourselves. That was just how it took some people.
anyway that's how I remember it.
all the best
big al whittle