Live: North Sea Jazz Festival July 11, 1993
Larry DeBari-g, Gary Foote-b, Neil Capolongo-d, Glen McClelland-kbd, Jerry Sokolov-t, Steve Guttman-t-md, Tim Ries-ts, Charley Gordon-trom, David Clayton- Thomas-v
Both selections written by David Clayton-Thomas
“Lucretia MacEvil” arranged by Dick Halligan
“Spinning Wheel” arranged by Fred Lipsius
In the 60’s –
1965 – National Voting Rights Act of 1965 signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson, which outlawed discriminatory voting practices that had been responsible for the widespread disenfranchisement of African Americans in the United States.
1963 – Kennedy was assassinated and replaced by Lyndon Johnson. The nation was in shock. For the next half-century, conspiracy theorists concocted numerous alternative explanations to the official report that a lone gunman killed Kennedy.
1963 – Civil rights becomes a central issue, as the Birmingham campaign and Birmingham riot lead to President Kennedy’s Civil Rights Address, Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech at the March on Washington, and the 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing
On 16 December 1960, a United Airlines DC-8 and a Trans World Airlines Lockheed Constellation collided over New York City and crashed, killing 134 people.
The Argentine revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara travelled to Africa and then Bolivia in his campaigning to spread worldwide revolution. He was captured and executed in 1967 by the Bolivian army, and afterwards became an iconic figure for the left wing around the world.
In 1963, a coup in South Viet Nam leads to the death of President Ngô Đình Diệm and the establishment of temporary military rule.
On October 16, 1964, China detonated its first atomic bomb. China possessed a hydrogen bomb by 1967.
The Stonewall riots occurred in June 1969 in New York City. The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the Stonewall Inn, in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of New York City. They are frequently cited as the first instance in American history when people in the homosexual community fought back against a government-sponsored system that persecuted sexual minorities, and they have become the defining event that marked the start of the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world.
On February 13, 1960, France detonated its first atomic bomb. France possessed a hydrogen bomb by 1968.
In 1960, the Canadian Bill of Rights becomes law, and suffrage, and the right for any Canadian citizen to vote, was finally adopted by John Diefenbaker’s Progressive Conservative government. The new election act allowed Native Americans people to vote for the first time.
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