Music

Changing Times: Dylan to Perform in Vietnam

March 15, 2011

Bob Dylan, who first made a name for himself as an antiwar folksinger in the sixties (Blowin' in the Wind , Masters of War , The Times They Are A Changin' etc.), will be performing in…

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Tim Murphy's Stirring Tune, "The Wall"

March 8, 2011

You can listen to the stirring tune, "The Wall, " written by Vietnam Veteran Timothy Murphy (above) , and sung by Pat Garvey, on line . Murphy, whom we profiled back in 2004 in an…

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Nixon in China (the Opera)

February 8, 2011

President Richard M. Nixon, who practically based his long political career on being staunchly anti-communist, began the long process of Chinese-American rapprochement with his historic visit to what was then known in this country as…

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'There But For Fortune" – Phil Ochs Doc

January 13, 2011

Folksinger/songwriter Phil Ochs was one of the most important artistic voices in the antiwar movement during the Vietnam War. He wrote (and performed frequently) one of the most famous and strident anti-war songs of the…

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VN War Music Conference in Wisconsin

October 27, 2010

Mark your calendars for November 18, 19, 20. Those are the dates for “…Next Stop Is Vietnam: The War on Record, 1961-2008, ” a three-day symposium examining the music of the Vietnam War sponsored by…

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C'mon All of You Big Strong Men

September 29, 2010

[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="350" caption="Uncle Sam Needs Your Help Again"] [/caption] Bear Family Records , the German music publisher, recently released "Next Stop is Vietnam: The War On Record, 1961-2008, " a 13-CD set containing…

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LZ Lambeau, May 21-23

May 4, 2010

The state of Wisconsin is rolling out the red carpet for Vietnam veterans the weekend before Memorial Day with a three-day event known as LZ Lambeau. The sponsors are the Wisconsin Historical Society, the Wisconsin…

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Nam Chopper Names Wanted

July 23, 2009

John Brennan, who served as a Flight Operations Coordinator, with the 114th Aviation Helicopter Company in Vinh Long in 1970-71, is collecting names that in-country Army helicopter crews painted on their aircraft from 1961-73 for…

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Butterfield's "Funeral Ballad"

June 10, 2009

Laurence E. Butterfield, Sr., who served with the 11th Armored Calvary in Vietnam in 1969-70 and was severely wounded on the eve of going into Cambodia in 1970, has been writing songs for the last…

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Country Singer Ricky Lee Honors Veterans

May 17, 2009

Country music singer/songwriter Ricky Lee's new song, "Cardboard Hero, " is a tribute to homeless veterans. The song will be on his CD, "Ordinary Man, " which will be released in June. Lee has written…

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