Songs that Should Never be Forgotten

To The Right you will see

 My favorite quote, or poem, or work of art, by Joe Miller. Whatever you want to call it, it is a statement that I believe should be posted everywhere for everyone to read. Feel free to copy it and paste it every where you can. 

I posted it on my Facebook page and I want to write about  it here, but at Hub Pages we are supposed to use all original content, no matter how brilliant the content we would like to share is. No matter how important the message.

Throughout history, there were songs that moved us, moved a generation, and were covered over and over. Each time the same song was covered it climbed the charts, because it was a song that should not be forgotten. A song with a message. That's what this hub is about, and I hope you will all join me and add any you can think of that I may have missed. The Comments section is for you to help me, by reminding me of any that I may have forgotten.

Remember this one?

So, there are all these Facebook Causes

Hub Pages own, SilverGenes, a real beauty and a throw back to a sweeter softer time, befriended me on Face Book. We have been sharing our pet causes with each other.

I am sure, those of you here that know me, also know that I have a big problem with the state of the world as far as animal cruelty and Child abuse go, Human Trafficking is a problem I would like to see blotted out, I have written several hubs about this blight on humanity. I have raged and cried and tried to shake you up.

As they say, you can catch more flies with honey, I have been brought into light of this fact...

If, as a whole, the entire world, decided to be kind, realized that we are all brothers and sisters, well, you wouldn't sell or abuse or be cruel to your sister... You wouldn't let anyone else be cruel or abusive to your sister...

So, when Silver Genes sent me a cause on Facebook that said to "Bring back the Hippie Movement" we started talking about that. I brought up the first song and then... Well here we are.

With Lyrics

We were almost there!

To go over history would only make people argue, as we all remember history differently. I will just recap, from what I remember, from my point of view.

See, I was born in 1961. The British Invasion, the Ban of Elvis' hips on television, and the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, and Robert Kennedy are not in my memory banks. I was too young, and people did not tell the small children.

I do remember when The Beatles broke up, book burnings, record album bans... I do remember being told that the peace symbol was a Satanic symbol, that listening to Rock and Roll would only lead to drug abuse and sexual promiscuity... They blamed Rock and Roll for Heroine and Marijuana...

In all actuality, if you do the research, the music had little to do with the drugs. The drugs got brought in from overseas because of all the wars we got involved in... But I won't get political here. I guess someone else can write that hub about how our nation was so afraid of segregated groups joining together and gaining power, and starting a revolution, that they infiltrated poor neighborhoods, and "deposited" drugs among those who were most likely to become addicted. That was what was claimed in the movie Panther circa 1995, based on a book about the Black Panther movement.

I read the book, and others written by people in the know of that time, stories that would curl your hair... Hard to believe what our government was capable of. People get upset when I say that George W Bush did a lot wrong in office, threatened me on 9/11 that what I was saying about him could get me put in jail.. My reply was this "If I just woke up in a country where questioning the motives of my elected leaders is a crime, then put me in jail now. I don't want this fake freedom."

I grew up knowing the cruelty people are capable of. And when a group of people protested for peace they were killed. (See the Kent State Shootings)

This is the song of that Generation

Of Course I could not Leave this out

And who would want to forget this one?

A Request from Silver Genes

I am sorry

I know we are not supposed to publish any unfinished hubs, but perhaps you all will help me here. See I have made myself cry, and I can't type anymore.

Maybe you all can fill in what you remember in the comments section, please help me here

Is it too late for us, aren't we all brothers and sisters? Really?

I don't mean to ask you to leave this hub, but really I don't know how to get this video and put it in my hub. So please go and watch this video by Ashton Kutcher. It's about Human Trafficking and that there are people in our country and all over the world, just stealing and selling our children and grandchildren! It's insane! What kind of world is this, when people will buy a child and have sex with that child?

You can join that cause and vote for it. You can support the D&A Foundation which was started by Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher on January 25th of this year. Please, take a stand. Stand up for what we once all believed in, we are all brothers and sisters. Don't let anyone steal, sell, and abuse our children...

So, about those songs...

Silver Genes and I were talking about how whole communities have joined together in recent years, to read the same book, well we want the radio stations to join together to play the same song.

I think that if enough people listened to these songs, especially the first one, Get Together, and this last one Beautiful Slave, that something would change... I mean it's worth a try, right?

We are Brothers and Sisters, all of us, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, or any other thing you can think of as a box to put us into to divide us. We need to remember that, right now.


A song you should hear, and Never Ever Forget!

Additional Links, for Hippies like us...

For an amazing web site that may just change your life, check out SilverGenes Living Well web site.

I am creating a playlist on YouTube with these songs, and other requests I find in the comments section, of Songs that Should Never Be Forgotten. I hope you will visit them, and listen again.

Just one More, not from the 60's but it fits... Please listen to the whole thing, the end is worth it.

Comments 23 comments

SilverGenes 6 years ago

Wow! I'm stunned at how fast you got this hub created and what an incredible job you did! This is amazing!

I grew up in this time period and shared houses, cabins, gardens etc with other people. We embroidered denim jackets for the special men in our lives, we made new creations from things from the Sally Ann (like jean skirts from old jeans), grew organic food, made wine and music. It was a wonderful time and a terrible time but we had hope that we could change things and make it better.

You are definitely an honorary hippie! :))


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you SilverGenes. I found your web site and am adding it to the hub and here in the comments as well. What a brilliant site. I may move in there and never leave. We are truly kindred spirits.

http://www.silvergeneslivingwell.com/entries/


SilverGenes 6 years ago

Oh my goodness! Thank you so much!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

For giving credit where it's due? I may have to do a hub about your site. I do that, you know, highlight things I don't feel are getting enough attention... I mean I am against abuse and cruelty, but I am for human enlightenment and education, health and wellbeing and Living Well is all that!


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Oh Faye. Now you've gotten me weeping. This is an amazing hub from Joe Miller's poem on. That is a fabulous and inspirational piece of writing-and the message gives me hope!

I was born in '56 and remember the same days. I had my only son late in life-at 33-and used to sing him a very special lullaby every night. It was "American Pie" by Don McLean.

Thanks for the renewal.


ralwus 6 years ago

I am a child of Howdy Doody days and Buffalo Bob. I remember all the things you speak of and more. I have joined the same causes, but I shall not be wearing bell bottoms again. Peace sign was known as chicken tracks, for the draft dodgers.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Lorlie, always so good to see you gracing my hubs. I must admit that my son (I was 35 when he was born) is the only person he knows that can sing the whole of American Pie, beginning to end, A Capella! He learned it from me. Where other kids like to be told stories, Sean loved to be sung songs. He owns Yellow Submarine, and he quotes songs from the 60's to his friends.

Ralwus! Hey Charlie, what's up? I know these causes are close to your heart as well. Ironically the whole Chicken track in the peace sign was told to stand for Voodoo (which is now known to be a bona fide religion) and the whole prejudice I grew up with was that they cast spells using the chicken's foot... Hehehe, and it really was meant as a slight to draft dodgers. Quite an interesting bit of history!


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Rafini 6 years ago from Somewhere I can't get away from

Hiya Faybe,

Wow, I'd forgotten about the chicken tracks casting spells...I must've only heard it once or twice. Not enough to get it into the head.

Some songs that mean something to me, from early in my childhood, are: Black & White and Joy To The World - Three Dog Night, Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin, and Lean On Me - Bill Withers.

There are many more, but aside from the ones you already mentioned, I think these few fit your message. lol, One thing I can definitely thank my mother for, she always had a radio playing in the house while I was growing up.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Rafini, I remember those! Oh, I know what I am going to do! I have playlists on YouTube and I am going to create one for this hub, and add it in. I mean, you know how it is if you put too many videos in a hub! But as a playlist I can make it as long as I want!


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Paradise7 6 years ago from Upstate New York

Oh, lovely hub!! I remember them all, all that great music. Thanks for the memories, and I don't blame you for getting a little choked up. I did, too!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Paradise, it gets me every time, when they say that line "Some may come and some may go, it will surely pass, When the one that left us here, returns for us at last, we are but a moment's sunlight fading in the grass"

I want us to be the family we are supposed to be, the family of man... Why did we get so far away from that ideal? It is our children that suffer. In their need to connect they become an easy target for anyone who will make them feel like they have a shot at a community or a family. Gangs prey on them, pedophiles, and Cyber Stalkers prey on them... We have to join together to stop it!


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Fantastic hub, I remember them all. Growing up in the sixties was a wonderful era and music was what kept us going. From the Beatles, Stones, Dylan, Janis, Leonard Cohen and so many many more. Thanks for the share it was delightful to sit back and listen to these songs again.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thanks Saddlerider, I remember that people wanted to be free and now they tie themselves up with so much "stuff" that they don't even realize they aren't living any more. All this generation does is buy stuff on credit and then work themselves to death to pay the stuff off, there's no time left for living.


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Isn't that the truth. I have shed that philosophy. I don't buy anything unless I really need it. And credit cards were cut up a few years back. I pay cash or debit that's it. Live frugally and enjoy life without all the stress associated with debt. I have discovered doing with less is just fine, I still have a roof over our heads and food in our tummies and my internet, books, art, poetry and life is good. Now all we can do is help less fortunate. Peace and hugs


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Well said! I keep the roof over our heads, and if I lost the Internet I could go to the Library. I know lot's of people who do that. I have my books, can't live without those. I'm a good cook, so food isn't a big problem. The simple life, that's what living is all about.


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

I love this hub and I am remembering and crying along with you. Thumbs up!


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snagerries 6 years ago from Singapore

I grew up in this time period and shared houses, cabins, gardens etc with other people. We embroidered denim jackets for the special men in our lives, we made new creations from things from the Sally Ann (like jean skirts from old jeans), grew organic food, made wine and music. It was a wonderful time and a terrible time but we had hope that we could change things and make it better.Thanks for the memories, and I don't blame you for getting a little choked up.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Breakfastpop, I am so glad you enjoyed the memories. Be sure and check out the YouTube playlist, there are more songs. I go to youTube, click play all, and then let the music play while I write or go on Facebook, or even turn it up to do housework.


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Snagerries, I see from your profile that you are in Singapore. I guess you liked the comment by SilverGenes, as much as I did, it is beautiful. I am glad you enjoyed the hub, and will be checking out yours. Thank you for understanding how choked up I got.


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epigramman 6 years ago

.wonderful selection and choice of songs ...... well this will be a hub that is never forgotten - and you are a person (and fellow hubber - or is it -hubbette? lol lol) that will never be forgotten - and this is a labor of love here which is close to your heart - or for that matter should be close to everyone's heart too - and it's people like you who know how to put together a hall of fame hub!!!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Epigramman. I guess you can see that while I keep busy, my writing always comes back to this. Thank you for your supportive comments, they mean the world to me.


culturespain 6 years ago

Some good songs there - Imagine and I have a dream being very emblematic. Good choices. Of our era, I fear!


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Faybe Bay 6 years ago from Florida Author

Thank you Culturespain! I agree that our era is in bad shape!

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