Zero to 180 – Three Minute Magic

Discoveries of a Pop Music Archaeologist

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Category: Music in wartime

Skeeter Davis Confronts Nixon

As History Channel’s website explains for those born in the 1980s and beyond: “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 a conference in

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Funk Under Fire (Literally)

Years ago I remember being spellbound by a Mojo feature article that interviewed several of the musicians in The Famous Flames who had toured Vietnam with James Brown in 1968 and played for a large number of very grateful soldiers right in the heart of the war zone.  I quickly

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