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Thread #26401   Message #324114
Posted By: Nathan in Texas
21-Oct-00 - 04:47 PM
Thread Name: Need Help With 60's Protest Songs
Subject: RE: Need Help With 60's Protest Songs
Interesting thread, especially considering that last night I went to a concert featuring Barry McGuire and Terry Talbot. Barry is in his mid-sixties, completely bald, and as energetic and engaging as he was 40 years ago. The concert was a mix of folk songs ("Down by the Riverside", "A'Souling", "Well, Well, Well"), protest songs "Eve of Destruction,"One of Us" (interesting version of the Joan Osborn hit), and Christian songs. On "Eve of Destruction" the line "Take a look around, to Selma, Alabama" was changed to "Take a look around, to Columbine, Colorado"

I'd highly recommend seeing them if they come to your area. You can check their schedule at For non-Christians, don't let the fact that they may be performing in a church put you off. Barry's a great folk perfomer, and doesn't come across as 'preachy'. No telling how much longer Barry will be around. He said he died on stage, literally, earlier this year, with a heart attack. He was revived and now wears a pacemaker, so see him if you get a chance.