Monday, April 22, 2024

60's Protest Song - Where Is Today's Protest...

Or Comment?  

This is a follow up to the post "My Generation" from last week. Thank those of you that commented. If it struck a nerve, even if you think I am wrong, please comment.    

Barry McGuire - Eve Of Destruction

"Eve of Destruction" is a protest song written by P. F. Sloan. Barry McGuire recorded the track in July 1965. It was released by Dunhill Records and was an instant hit reaching #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in September of that year.


  1. There are plenty of current cultural observers and protestors, for example Ani DiFranco...

  2. Listening to and watching this video makes me realize we haven't learned a damned thing in the nearly sixty years since it was released.

  3. As a fellow boomer I have always felt that there were two sides to our generation that could easily be confused. The first was the social justice side that worked for freedom and equality for oppressed groups, the environment, etc. The second was more of an entitled mindset that wanted freedom for me to do whatever I wanted regardless of the cost to others ("do your own thing"). Both talked about freedom but meant very different things. I think what has happened is that entitled, "do your own thing" mentality has won over concern for social justice. Hence lots of entitled boomers who care for no one but themselves.