I wrote a brief history of 1960s music from the Beatles to Woodstock. In tribute to the great Woodstock legend Richie Havens, who passed away April 22, 2013--the photo is an album Richie signed for me when I met him.
Song I wrote about the year 1968 in radical politics.1968--2012; 44 years gone-the same forces of oppression victimize us all--from Lyndon Johnson to Bush and now Obama. Photo-from the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City-John Carlos-black power.
For King's birthday upcoming Jan. 15--Song I wrote about Martin Luther King, the greatest American of our time--he said we must oppose the evils of war, racism, and poverty. MLK-murdered by the US government April 4, 1968.
For the Native American National Day Of Mourning(Thanksgiving Day)--Song I wrote about Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier, unjustly imprisoned since 1976. Free Peltier and all U.S. political prisoners!!
Recorded by The Youngbloods and The Jefferson Airplane in 1967--In prayerful dedication to the Boston Marathon bombing victims-April 15, 2013. Love and peace will defeat violence and terrorism. I live in Boston.
My unplugged cover on 12 string guitar of the Emerson,Lake,and Palmer anti-war mega-hit from 1970. Greg Lake said he wrote the words when he was a teenager. I met all 3-Greg Lake, Keith Emerson, and Carl Palmer--great guys and great musicians.
My 12 string guitar cover of the mega-protest song by Alvin Lee and Ten Years After--from 1970. I met the whole band at a record store album signing in Boston in 1989. God bless the late Alvin Lee-in rock and roll heaven.
My cover of the beautiful song from 1968 by The Association-written by the Addrisi brothers, Richard and Donald; the photo here is one I took of The Association on July 22, 2010 at Mohegan Sun casino in CT.