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Have you told your kids about the 60s?

GUEST,Bonnie 07 Sep 14 - 02:41 AM
Joe Offer 07 Sep 14 - 03:50 AM
Newport Boy 07 Sep 14 - 04:00 AM
MGM·Lion 07 Sep 14 - 05:04 AM
GUEST,Rahere 07 Sep 14 - 11:41 AM
Roger the Skiffler 07 Sep 14 - 12:23 PM
Mr Red 08 Sep 14 - 03:49 AM
Q (Frank Staplin) 08 Sep 14 - 01:07 PM
Richard Bridge 08 Sep 14 - 01:14 PM
GUEST,jim bainbridge 08 Sep 14 - 02:29 PM
Q (Frank Staplin) 08 Sep 14 - 02:39 PM
LadyJean 09 Sep 14 - 12:38 AM
meself 09 Sep 14 - 01:26 AM
Big Al Whittle 09 Sep 14 - 02:18 AM
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Subject: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: GUEST,Bonnie
Date: 07 Sep 14 - 02:41 AM

I was curious how many people have tried to tell their grown children or grandchildren who are in their late teens & in the 20's about the life and music of the 1960's and how it effected your life?

Maybe you hung out in coffeehouses or depending where you lived about the hippies and flower children and how the world was in your life in the 60's. Maybe you went to love-ins in the parks or demonstrations or just hung out in the many coffeehouses around at that time.

Did your kids have much interest in hearing all about the 60's and the things you did as a teenager in those years? Or did they seem bored hearing you talk about it and not seem interested in hearing about it at all? Did they ask you questions about those years?

I'm not referring to history taught in schools about the 60's like the Vietnam War or the assignation's that happened then but more about the hippies/flower children, coffeehouses, etc. that you yourself hung out in during the 60's. Did your kids show much interest about the life styles of the 60's?


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Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: Joe Offer
Date: 07 Sep 14 - 03:50 AM

Told them about the 60s? I'm still living the 60s, and my almost-middle-aged kids are damn tired of it. They're eagerly waiting for their father to grow up...


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Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: Newport Boy
Date: 07 Sep 14 - 04:00 AM

To some extent, the 60s (at least as the media see the period) passed us by. We were raising 2 children and our time was spent in political meetings, on peace demonstrations, camping, singing folk & protest songs. The kids grew up with all this and do the same sorts of things, including singing the same songs.

For us, pop music sort of ceased in the early 70's. Classical, trad jazz, blues and folk were, and are, our main interests. As far as hippies and flower children are concerned, we read about them in the papers. In the 70's I did have a party outfit consisting of flowery shirt, flares, cowboy boots and a green velvet jacket. With very long hair and a healthy beard, I suppose there was some influence.

Our grandson at present thinks music started with rap, although he's been exposed to all the same music. He's just beginning a degree in music production, so I hope his taste will broaden.

Phil


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Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: MGM·Lion
Date: 07 Sep 14 - 05:04 AM

David Lodge, in his novel following a group of fellow students over their next ¼-century, "How Far Can You Go?", says at one point something like "It was really the seventies now, but these people were having their sixties a little late". Like Phil above, it was the early 70s that I had my hair long and went on wearing the floral shirts &c I had bought in Carnaby St in the v late 60s. (Can still just about get into one of them -- you will find it on a couple of trax on my Youtube Channel!). The sixties were a frame of mind and a form of fashion rather than a specific decade, running from about 57-74.

I haven't told my kids for the simple reason that philoprogentitivity has never been a hobby of mine.

≈M≈


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Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: GUEST,Rahere
Date: 07 Sep 14 - 11:41 AM

In fact, most of the 60s were a reactionary fight-back from the 50s, it was only in 67-8 that anything started to shift. And it was all over by 76-7.
The start of it was born in naive hope: the end of it in confusion about where we go from here.


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Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 07 Sep 14 - 12:23 PM

I've got no children, but I've probably still got stuff in my wardrobe... As I say at our local open mike- I've got T-shirts older than most of the audience.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: Mr Red
Date: 08 Sep 14 - 03:49 AM

as a childless waif No!
But I have a better solution, I tell the world by proxy - or my adopted town at least.

listen to these "Tolds"
StroudVoices.co.uk

(Hint use search and look for "courting" - ooer missus)


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Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Sep 14 - 01:07 PM

My kids were the ones affected by the 60s. I remember the odd music of the time that they bought on records, never did understand it.

Living in western Canada since the 50s, I remember the impact as small, although we read and saw on TV the weird things happening in the larger cities in the States and in Toronto and Vancouver in Canada.
Two kids were in University; law and education. I remember they gave a wave at the happenings, but their lives progressed normally.


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Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 08 Sep 14 - 01:14 PM

Ah, but what is normal?


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Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: GUEST,jim bainbridge
Date: 08 Sep 14 - 02:29 PM

'I never slept with Bridget when she was in her prime
And I never walked with Johnny when Johnny walked the line
I've never been to Woodstock nor shared a joint with Paul
And I must have missed the sixties, man, 'cos I recall them all'

from a song by Ed Pickford


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Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: Q (Frank Staplin)
Date: 08 Sep 14 - 02:39 PM

Normal- Productive members of society and firm supporters of the Conservative Party.


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Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: LadyJean
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 12:38 AM

In the late 70s, I had the questionable priveledge of rooming with an acid freak. (The lady in the housing office said, "Do you want a roommate who smokes. I said no. She didn't smoke tobacco.) She had seen and done a lifetime more than I had, and spent most of it high. Which meant she didn't remember what she'd seen an done. I always thought young people should know that.

I was surprised when I heard about the ball player who pitched a no hitter high on LSD. When Michelle dropped acid she used to fall over the desks in our room. She didn't see them. That took some effort.


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Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: meself
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 01:26 AM

Reminds me of a New Yorker cartoon: "I love it when you explain the 'sixties, dear!"


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Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 02:18 AM

no kids - so thankfully I only have to try and explain what happened to myself. in this I have failed miserably.


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Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: GUEST,Desi C
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 09:02 AM

Indeed I have, my Son and various extended family. I was in Birmingham in the 60's. Like most people then I felt as if I belonged in the 60's and the oppoite for every decade since. So many new sounds were happening then. The dreadful XFactor types thankfully didn't exist then,bands and singers seemed that much more special maybe because they had to work their way to fame and actually know how to play music. They seemed more enigmatic, you'd never see them crying like babies on TV or peeing themselves in some reality show. Birmingham itself was a very fifferent place, coffee shops was where you'd go to listen to music. Girls were much more feminine and rarely drunk. The Locarno, Odeon, Silver Blades, Cedar Club, the Tow Robe Cafe etc throbbed with the sounds of the day, and most nights we managed to be home by Midnight. Yep them were the days my Friend ;)


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Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 05:31 PM

Jim Bainbridge: who are Bridget and Paul?


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Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: GUEST,.gargoyle
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 06:40 PM

Yeah, why knot?

I do not believe anyone in the 60's had an "idol worship" that we see today. We were just people. We lived in rented apartments. I have name-dropped 20 "big names" with three stories each. We phoned the police on each other.

Sincerely,
Gargoyle

font color=pink> Now....the "Wesson Oil" parties after the "Cinder" or "Bear" are topics never mentioned .


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Subject: RE: Have you told your kids about the 60s?
From: Lighter
Date: 09 Sep 14 - 07:37 PM

Yeah, I told 'em - told 'em they were lucky to have missed the whole goddam mess.

I lived through all of it in the Big Bad City. Maybe that made a difference.


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