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posted by: Emar
03/24/12 12:55 pm
Rock groups and folk musicians played a huge role in the anti-Vietnam war movement and beyond. What are some of the tunes you think of in that context?
Ohio ...........Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
War, What is it Good For?.......War (originally The Temptations)
Give Peace a Chance...... John and Yoko, Plastic Ono Band
Vietnam Song.... Country Joe and the Fish
Sam Stone.....John Prine
For What It's Worth.....Buffalo Springfield
Masters of War....... Bob Dylan
catfish says:
03/25/12 12:37 am
You tapped into a large reservoir in me! Here are a few of my favorites:

Universal Soldier - Buffy Sainte-Marie
I Ain't Marching Anymore - Phil Ochs
With God on Our Side - Bob Dylan
Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream - Pete Seeger
Emar says:
03/25/12 2:03 am
Great additions Catfish.

The last two are faves of mine, though my associations are with Aaron Neville and Simon & Garfunkle respectively. Just wrote a story on CowBird!/14530 that involved "Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream."
jere1911 says:
03/25/12 3:55 pm
Turn, Turn, Turn by the Byrds. Not written as an anti-Vietnam War song, obviously! But in context, how moving was the line "A time for peace, I swear it's not too late"?
Linden Arden says:
03/25/12 5:01 pm
Time Has Come Today-Chambers Brothers
Street Fighting Man-Rolling Stones
Gimme Shelter-Rolling Stones
barbara ann 1945 says:
03/27/12 2:03 am
I think the anti-war song that cuts most deeply for me is "The Great Mandala", Peter Yarrow's masterpiece from PP & M's "Album 1700". Brings a tear to my eye every time. A second one that touches me is "Goodnight Saigon" from Billy Joel's last good album (in my opinion), "The Nylon Curtain". Thanks, Emar, for getting this one going.
cornercat says:
03/27/12 4:52 pm

Eve of Destruction-McGuire
Blowin' in the Wind-Dylan
from Pete:
Where Have All the Flowers Gone
Waist Deep in the Big Muddy
Alley Gator says:
03/29/12 11:07 pm
Thanks, Emar, for leading the way on this discussion. These songs are a reminder of how much more consequential music could be back then. And what great lists Cats can produce when they riff off each other's experiences.
MustangSal says:
03/31/12 7:21 am
The Times They Are A Changin' - Dylan

That was the anthem of my high school senior class.

And yes, "Where Have All the Flowers Gone"... We all used to sing that in the coffee shops.
Magic Rat says:
05/04/12 10:50 pm
Great list. Here are a few more:

Fortunate Son -- Credence
What's Going On - Marvin Gaye
7 O'Clock News/Silent Night - Simon & Garfunkel
Born in the U.S.A. -- Bruce
Youngstown -- Bruce