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babypix Why did Folk Clubs multiply in the 60s & 70s (39) RE: Why did Folk Clubs multiply in the 60s & 70s 27 Apr 16

Perhaps a better question is why they proliferated in the first place. I'm not being smarmy. What was happening at this time in history which lent itself to a youth culture which was clearly "not your parents' music" may be a big key to the answer. When singer-songwriters of the late 60s and 70s came on the scene, there seemed to be a brief meeting of the minds between parents and youth-oriented radio music-- in the US, Neil Diamond, Joni Mitchell, Cat Stevens, and Gordon Lightfoot, music was being consumed by adults and kids alike. Maybe there was less need for a particular venue in which "kids" could hear "their" music--- "their" music was now everywhere to be found...

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