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GUEST,MAG at work The Weavers and the McCarthy Era (151* d) RE: The Weavers and the McCarthy Era 18 Mar 04


The initiator of this thread does not seem to have posted since starting it. Hshe (he/she) needs to realize that many people from that time are quite leery of talking to people they don't know well.

The father of a good friend was turned in by his brother back then. They did not speak for 40 years. The stepfather of another colleague attempted suicide by carbon monoxide so his family could collect on the insurance because he was blacklisted. These are all too real stories.

John Henry Falk, a liberal, was blacklisted because he told the committee what he thought of them.

Pete Seeger pretty much invented the college circuit back then so he could support his family.

Didn't anyone else cry at *The Way we Were*? The divorces were real, too.

Pete Seeger pleaded the first (sorry Art; not the 5th) saying he had the right as an American to believe any damn thing he wanted to. Talk about change: that was the beginning of the end of the hearings. and if you don't know about Pete and the Smothers Brothers, go back to Popular Culture 101. You don't think that had an effect on consciousness?

Guys like the Chad Mitchell Trio -- where do you think they learned?

We were singing "Barry's Boys" and "Harry Pollick" in high school.

Check out the history of the Sing Out! of the day and The Weavers.

The purists are always with us.

End of rant; I'm going to go watch my copy of *Daniel* and pack for my weekend at Singtime Frolics.


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