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Thread #2285 Message #2048093
Posted By: GUEST,edthefolkie
10-May-07 - 11:18 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: songs about the Kennedy assassination
Subject: RE: Kennedy Assassination
I was 16 when JFK was shot so was at an impressionable age.
Lots of us at our rather staid school used to watch TW3 every week - it was like a breath of fresh air, along with Dylan, the Beatles etc, and was required viewing. So when the programme started that Saturday night (it was live by the way)we all expected them to speak for us - and they did.
Kretzmer and Lee must have written that lyric and tune extremely quickly - it still stands up today, which is remarkable. I know Millicent Martin was nearly overcome with tears when she had to sing it.
I don't care about all the dirt which has (supposedly) been unearthed about JFK since his death - the world was a much worse place after he went; a lot of hopes died with him.