Monday, October 23, 2006
The poodle skirts and white t-shirts of my parents' day gave way to the Folk Revival of the early 1960s. The rock and roll of the 1950s with songs of teen sweethearts and hot rods seemed superficial to the college kids of the late 1950s and '60s, and folk music was based in the campus culture. These young listeners were more aware of national issues and less concerned with the boy/girl obsessions of 1950s rock and roll. Folk music had a message and several now classic songs had the power to influence an entire generation. The message was subtle at first, but the seed was planted.
The Seekers - A World of Our Own.mp3 Scott McKenzie - San Francisco.mp3 Kingston Trio - Blowin' In The Wind.mp3