Protest songs

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Protest songs

Post by Philwilli » Sat Sep 30, 2006 6:53 pm

Have just been watching some videos I downloaded from Youtube.They show Peter,
Paul and Mary with John Denver singing at Washington peace march in 1971.
One of the songs is “Blowing in the wind”.
It struck me that now a days we don’t have any like these to forward our protests
against things that we think are unfair.And songs like those that were made in the
sixties aren’t made anymore.As I look back in a way I feel lucky to have been able
to have experienced those days and the music that was made.
Oh well, just some thoughts on a Saturday afternoon.
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Post by lightning » Fri Oct 06, 2006 4:36 pm

Neil Young and Bruce Springstein are still writing protest songs. You might also enjoy the political works of a younger artist named Stephan Smith.

The media isn't focusing on this kind of music as it did in the sixites but it's still out there. Go to and listen to Radio Unnameable or Democracy Now.
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Post by margaret » Sat Oct 07, 2006 7:25 pm

There are also a number of singer-songwriters on the folk /roots circuit in the UK and probably elsewhere too, but they are not big enough to get TV exposure. They are getting big audiences and selling albums but don't appeal to the general masses who enjoy the more trivial easy listening pop music :(
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