Monthly Archives: February 2018

Crying – Roy Orbison (1962)

“By the time 1962 rolled around, Roy Orbison had established himself as one of the leading lights out of Nashville. He was a little left of Johnny Cash and a little right of Elvis. But it took Orbison a little … Continue reading

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What Went Wrong in Vietnam – New Yorker

In Lansdale’s counter-insurgency approach, soldiers were fighters but also salesmen. (Audio) “For almost thirty years, by means financial, military, and diplomatic, the United States tried to prevent Vietnam from becoming a Communist state. Millions died in that struggle. By the … Continue reading

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Caterpillar – Clayton Eshleman (1967- 1973)

“Caterpillar was started by Clayton Eshleman as a series of chapbooks by such writers as Jackson Mac Low, David Antin, Paul Blackburn and Louis Zukofsky. ‘The Caterpillar Glyph,’ an image of a small napalmed Vietnamese girl, was printed on the … Continue reading

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Here’s How They Got Teens Off Drugs in 1960s Greenwich Village

“… So begins Stephanie Harrington’s ‘How to Reform Without Really Going Square,’ a feature story that ran in the Village Voice 49 years ago this week. Drawing on the points of view of Sexton and two other ‘good-looking, bright, sensitive, … Continue reading

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Flyer for a joint Chomsky-Pauling presentation, Montreal, 1967

“As the 1960s moved forward, Linus Pauling’s interest in contributing to an academic circle that resolutely rejected the Vietnam War continued to strengthen. A participant in several past petitions, Pauling co-authored another such document in June 1967, a ‘Scientists’ Appeal … Continue reading

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Miss America protest

“The Miss America protest was a demonstration held at the Miss America 1969 (September 7, 1968), sometimes known as No More Miss America! The protest was attended by about 400 feminists and separately, by civil rights advocates. The feminist protest, … Continue reading

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WABC – New York City

“… Through the years, WABC was known by various slogans, ‘Channel 77 WABC’ and later ‘Musicradio 77 WABC’. Due to the high number of commercials each hour, WABC played no more than two songs in a row and there was … Continue reading

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Cambodian Civil War

“The Cambodian Civil War (Khmer: សង្គ្រាមស៊ីវិលកម្ពុជា) was a military conflict that pitted the forces of the Communist Party of Kampuchea (known as the Khmer Rouge) and their allies the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (North Vietnam) and the Viet Cong against … Continue reading

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Sweetheart of the Rodeo – The Byrds (1968)

“Sweetheart of the Rodeo is the sixth album by American rock band the Byrds and was released on August 30, 1968, on Columbia Records (see 1968 in music). Recorded with the addition of country rock pioneer Gram Parsons, it was … Continue reading

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Shelter – Lloyd Kahn and Bob Easton (1973)

“Throughout the 1960s and `70s, hundreds of unwashed, longhaired youth from around the world descended on the open foothills around Placitas, New Mexico, and established multiple communal hippie settlements. These youth had read of the Placitas scene in national magazines … Continue reading

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