1968 activist music

Byrds, Draft Morning


February 25, 1968, Pete Seeger re-appears on The Smothers Brothers Comedy Show and is permitted to sing Waist Deep in the Big Muddy.


April 29, 1968 – the rock musical Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical opened at the Biltmore Theater on Broadway. The inspiration to include nudity came when the authors saw an anti-war demonstration in Central Park where two men stripped naked as an expression of defiance and freedom, and they decided to incorporate the idea into the show. The show featured the songs ‘Aquarius / Let the Sunshine In’, ‘Good Morning Starshine’ and the title song. The production ran for 1,729 performances, closing on July 1st, 1972



November 9, 1968: singer James Brown, “Say It Loud — I’m Black and I’m Proud (Part 1),” which hit number one on the R&B charts for a record sixth straight week.



  • Abraham, Martin, and John (1968) Dion (of the Belmonts) written by the same person who wrote Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron.


  • Everyday People (1968) Sly Stone and the Family Stone


  • People Got to be Free, the Young Rascals.


Revolution (1968) The Beatles





Rolling Stones, Street Fighting Man



Eric Burden & the Animals, Sky Pilot



The Doors, Unknown Soldier



Phil Ochs, War is Over







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