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PETER PAUL AND MARY, KINGSTON TRIO — the story of the song “Where Have All The Flowers Gone” (1962)

Old Pete Seeger is a large—scale and even somewhat odious figure for American folk music. A public figure, a fighter for the rights of the humiliated and insulted, a communist, whom the US Department of Justice was even going to put behind bars in the late 1950s ... and, of course, the author and popularizer of many great folk songs.

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Andy Williams — the story of the songs “Moon River” (1962), “Where Do I Begin (Love story)” (1970) and “Speak Softly Love” (1972)

It just so happened that I first heard the ballad "Moon river" performed by Andy Williams, whose voice President Ronald Reagan once called "the national treasure of the United States."…

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Surf rock hits of the 1960s (the history of the compositions “Misirlou”, “Comanche”, “Surf Rider” and “Wipe Out”)

First, let's decide — what is "surf rock"? The name is easy to explain. This style originated on the sunny shores of California, where riding the waves on a board is as familiar entertainment as football in our yards. Surfing, the sea and girls have become the main themes of local rockers.

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Brian Hyland — the story of the songs “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” (1960) and “Sealed with a Kiss” (1962)

«Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini» (1960) On July 1, 1946, on the Pacific atoll of Bikini, the Americans made a test explosion of a nuclear bomb. 4…

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SONG + DANCE. Part 1: Chubby Checker — the story of the songs “The Twist” (1960) and “Let’s Twist Again” (1961)

It happens that a specific song and a specific dance form an inseparable bundle in our head, like "Marx-Engels" or "Dolce-Gabbana". Moreover, sometimes the dance is completely invented from scratch…

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Louis Armstrong — the story of the songs “Go down moses (Let My People Go)” (1958), “Hello, Dolly!” (1964) and “What A Wonderful World” (1967)

«Go down moses (Let My People Go)» (1958) The introduction of this famous American song into the heads of our masses took place with the help of the most intrusive…

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Johnny Cash — the story of the songs “I Walk the Line” (1956), “Ring of Fire” (1963) and “(Ghost) Riders in the Sky” (1979)

"- This popular singer is also known as the Man in Black. His name sounds just like a place where people go to pee, and his last name sounds like…

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