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Thread #90040   Message #1718719
Posted By: Franz S.
15-Apr-06 - 10:43 AM
Thread Name: I just discovered Joan Baez
Subject: RE: I just discovered Joan Baez
Partially recovered memory: In 1978, a month after the assasinations of George Moscone and Harvey Milk in San Francisco, my wife and I took our two daughters (aged 2 and 4) down to the steps of SF City Hall one evening (I think it was Christmas Eve, but I'm not sure of that) to sing with Joan Baez. I remember there being several hundred people there, may have been more. The city was still in shock over the assasinations and the Jonestown tragedy. Hundreds of candles and all that, but they hadn't yet become a cliche. We sang for a long time (she had a microphone; the rest of us didn't. Nobody talked about healing in those days, but that's what happened .