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Thread #17515   Message #577951
Posted By: GUEST
23-Oct-01 - 07:37 AM
Thread Name: Greatest protest singer of the sixties
Subject: RE: Greatest protest singer of the sixties
Blush--thanks Tedham, I did mean Jesse Winchester.

Baez isn't/wasn't apolitical as you noted, Little Hawk. But I do think she was driven by the commercial success/competitive music business thing, which ultimately ended up killing her credibility (along with some really questionable political choices) in my book. She is a lovely singer, and has done some fine political work over the years, but hasn't been terribly consistent with either quality music or political wisdom, in my view.

But hey-vive la difference.