The Music Tells Our Story
Music has a way of defining the events and times of one’s life.
The meanings we give to those tunes that were popular during different periods become more important than the song itself…what was going on behind the lyric. And the younger and more impressionable someone is, the greater the significance. This was quite a regular occurrence for me in the late 1960s and early 1970s with rock music.
It was a chaotic time in the U.S. There were assassinations, race and anti-war riots, drugs being used by all classes of society, and a sexual revolution. Socially, it…