“This song is so, so timely of what is happening in America. I wrote this song in that was sung by 350 young people known as the Continental Singers, directed by Cam Flora at the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium on July 4, 1976 — America’s 200th Birthday. I hope you like it.”
It is interesting to look at today and see a lot of parallels to what was occurring in the 1960s.
There is a famous saying rendered in the form of a curse: “May you live in an interesting age.”
St. Patrick’s Day celebrating kicks off this weekend on Kaua‘i, and the island’s organizations, eateries and residents are brushing off their green gear, perfecting that green beer and making a deal or two with the leprechauns for an appearance at one of the many events going on island-wide. From Pot of Gold parties to traditional Irish Feasts, there’s something for everyone looking to celebrate all the way through Tuesday, March 17.
In American culture, even if one has only a passing awareness of politics or history, John. F Kennedy (JFK) is a person who will easily come to mind. And for many people, JFK’s wife, Jacqueline Onassis (often referred to as “Jackie O”), is another very memorable personality who set the template that nearly every First Lady in modern times has been compared to.