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Thread #17515 Message #169610
Posted By: Joe Offer
28-Jan-00 - 04:37 AM
Thread Name: Greatest protest singer of the sixties
Subject: RE: Greatest protest singer of the sixties
Undisputed Winner: Dylan.
Reason: "Blowin in the Wind," "Masters of War," "Times They Are A-Changin."
I suppose the winner should really be Phil Ochs, but I think his influence was limited. Ochs could sure write a protest song, though - my favorite is "Draft Dodger Rag." Paxton wrote some good ones, too.