10 peculiar folk themes from the 1960s

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Folk music  ∙  10 PECULIAR FOLK THEMES FROM THE 1960s  ∙

When he delivers a song that later becomes popular, the singer-songwriter is just its creator and first performer. He has no control over how others will fix it and the song's later life is quite another story. The secondary fates experienced by the 10 songs below are instructive in this regard.

  1960  ∙  Where have all the flowers gone  (Pete Seeger)  ∙  1961  ∙  She moved through the fair (Irish trad.)  ∙  The lion sleeps tonight  (the Tokens)  ∙  1964  ∙  House of the rising sun  (USA 1933)  ∙  1965  ∙  Subterranean homesick blues  (Bob Dylan)  ∙  1966  ∙  Hey Joe  (Bill Roberts1962)  ∙  1967  ∙  Without her  (Harry Nilsson)  ∙  Suzanne  (Leonard Cohen)  ∙  1968  ∙  Those were the days  (USSR 1925)  ∙  1969  ∙  Streets of London  (Ralph McTell)