Monthly Archives: May 2017

Lyndon Johnson’s Living Room War

A CBS camera crew interviewing American soldiers in Vietnam in 1967. “On May 31, 1967, an ABC news anchor, Frank Reynolds, introduced a film report from Vietnam in an unusual way. He told viewers that they were seeing something unprecedented … Continue reading

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“Quarter to Three” – Gary U.S. Bonds (1961)

“‘Quarter to Three’ is a popular song, adapted and expanded from ‘A Night with Daddy ‘G’ – Part 1′ (Legrand LEG 1004), an instrumental by the Church Street Five, which was written by Gene Barge, Frank Guida and Joseph Royster, … Continue reading

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Port Huron Statement

“The Port Huron Statement is a 1962 political manifesto of the North American student activist movement Students for a Democratic Society (SDS). It was written primarily by Tom Hayden, a University of Michigan student and then the Field Secretary of … Continue reading

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The Other America – Michael Harrington (1962)

“The Other America is Michael Harrington‘s best known and likely most influential book. He was an American democratic socialist, writer, political activist, political theorist, professor of political science, radio commentator, and founding member of the Democratic Socialists of America. He … Continue reading

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Walter Cronkite

“Walter Leland Cronkite, Jr. (November 4, 1916 – July 17, 2009) was an American broadcast journalist, best known as anchorman for the CBS Evening News for 19 years (1962–1981). During the heyday of CBS News in the 1960s and 1970s, he … Continue reading

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The Frug

“The Frug (English pronunciation: /frʌɡ/ or ‘froog’) was a dance craze from the mid-1960s, which included vigorous dance to pop music. It evolved from another dance of the era, the Chicken. The Chicken, which featured lateral body movements, was used … Continue reading

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Drop City

“Drop City was a counterculture artists’ community that formed in southern Colorado in 1965. Abandoned by the early 1970s, it became known as the first rural ‘hippie commune’. In 1965, the four original founders, Gene Bernofsky (‘Curly’), JoAnn Bernofsky (‘Jo’), … Continue reading

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“The Responsibility of Intellectuals” – Noam Chomsky (1967)

“‘The Responsibility of Intellectuals’ is an essay by the American academic Noam Chomsky which was published as a special supplement by The New York Review of Books on the 23 February 1967. The article was written during the then-ongoing Vietnam … Continue reading

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The Paul Butterfield Blues Band (1965)

“The Paul Butterfield Blues Band is the debut album by Paul Butterfield, released in 1965 on Elektra Records, EKS 7294 in stereo, EKL 294 in mono. … In late 1964, a friend of Elektra house producer Paul Rothchild told him … Continue reading

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Ringolevio – Emmett Grogan

“Ringolevio is a classic American story of self-invention by one of the more mysterious and alluring figures to emerge in the 1960s. Emmett Grogan grew up on New York City’s mean streets, getting hooked on heroin before he was in … Continue reading

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