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Thread #17515   Message #169889
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
28-Jan-00 - 04:38 PM
Thread Name: Greatest protest singer of the sixties
Subject: RE: Greatest protest singer of the sixties
I hate the term "Protest Singer". Woodie Guthrie never called himself a Protest Singer. Nor did most of the people mentioned in the thread. It's just a marketing label that tries to fit people into little boxes.

Everyone seems very geared to the American scene so far - if we'rer talking about where the most powerful songs about injustice came from, Ewan McColl and Christy Moore should be in there.

But I thionk Amos was right: "The question is a troll, beyond question." Sticking people in competitive lists like this is a bit of a waste of time.