Although there are many millennials who may feel they are the first generation to conceive the idea of protesting social injustice, I have news for them.
They Aren’t. Civil unrest (and war) isn’t something new to America. It’s been around a long, long time.
Since the focus this week is the music of 1969, here are six songs from that year that put a spotlight on the racial divide in America and were a desperate plea for peace around the planet … and there were plenty more.
Once again, I have placed in parentheses the highest Billboard chart position for each song.
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1969 Vintage Medley / Part 3
Sly & The Family Stone (#1) – Elvis Presley (#3)
Original Caste (#34) – Tim Hardin (#50)
Rascals (#1) – Youngbloods (#5)