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Category: Skeeter Davis

"When You Gonna Bring Our Soldiers Home"

Skeeter Davis Confronts Nixon

History Channel succinctly summarizes the political situation at home during President Nixon’s first year in office: “At a [December 8, 1969] news conference, President Richard Nixon says that the Vietnam War is coming to a ‘conclusion as a result of the plan that we have instituted.’ Nixon had announced at

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Bossa Country -or- Honky Nova?

On my one and only visit to Northampton, Massachusetts (NRBQ’s 35th anniversary show in 2004), I ducked into a second-hand vinyl shop and came away with a K-Tel country collection from 1976:  Country Superstars – 20 Greatest Hits. This collection of early-to-mid 70s hits includes 1976 dieselbilly hit “Roll On

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