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Posted By: GUEST,henryp
23-Nov-20 - 11:10 AM
Thread Name: Vietnam era protest songs
Subject: RE: Vietnam era protest songs
One of the earliest notable protest songs of the JFK-era was published in the New York folk magazine Broadside on 20 September 1963, two months before Kennedy’s assassination. ‘Talkin Vietnam’ by Phil Ochs criticised the government for ‘training a million Vietnamese, to fight for the wrong government, and the American way’. It also attacked South Vietnam’s Catholic president Ngo Dinh Diem for his one family rule and suppression of the majority Buddhist population. (History Today)