60s Songs: Peace, Love, Civil Rights. . .

 The Beatles

The Supremes

One day you’ll be driving down the street listening to a radio station and "I love you yeah, yeah, yeah, I love you yeah, yeah, yeah" will croon from your radio Or, "stop, in the name of love, before you break my heart -- think it o-over" 

It could be a Beatles song or a Bob Dylan song or the Temptations that will  take you on a trip back to the days when your hair was long or  when you stood in front of your college’s admin building singing songs of protest.

Or you may have have marched  down some street and shouted “down with the establishment” or yelled “make love not war.”
Songs never die, they live on and on, wafting on the winds of time.

Yet these songs always seem to come back to remind us of how music has the power to change the landscape of culture or a lifestyle.

During the 60s:

The Beatles hit America and had girls screaming and tearing at their hair because “it’s been a long days night."

Bob Dylan knew that: “the answer my friend was blowin’ in the wind” 

Alice White knew that we had to : ”keep your eyes on the prize”

Charles Tindley knew that “we shall over come, some day”
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My fondest music memory was the Motown Sound. Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. The Supremes, The Temptations, The Four Tops –- I could go on. They always sang about that one special person that they loved or wanted to love. Their songs seemed to make the listeners get all dreamy eyed and their hearts filled with hope.

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But, today in this new millennium, the song that’s chasing it's tail through my mind: Edwin Star’s War -- “what is it good for, absolutely nothing, say it again!”

How well this still rings true.

**I feel like marchin'"**

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