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    Throughout the 1960’s there have been many influential artists that have appealed to the Vietnam War. Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Jimy Hendrix, Edwin Starr, The Beatles, and Creedance Clearwater Revival have paved the way of how people in the United States viewed the war. From a convincing sense of understanding to an all around hate towards the war, these songs proved to hit the hearts of the public. The popular songs contained peace and love, but also in a way, was a protest towards the Vietnam War

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    Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son” embodies the views of the American populous that opposed the war in Vietnam during the late 1960s. However unlike the many other antiwar musicians of the time period Creedence Clearwater Revival focused on the classist discrimination that was present within the draft. The song clearly outlines the divide between the upper class, and the lower classes in regards to the war. For the fortunate sons, “born with silver spoon in hand,” the war is

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    serving in the Vietnam War, reporting the Watergate Scandal, becoming a shrimp boat captain, founding Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Co., and running across the country. During Forrest’s helicopter ride into Vietnam, the song, “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival plays. This song not only sets the scene as the song commonly known, but also balances the political spectrum between liberals and conservatives. One of the effects of Robert Zemeckis choosing the song “Fortunate Son” is the balancing

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    Spooky Research Paper

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    tune to all the "spooky girls" is a nifty asset to add to your Halloween sounds collection. 12. Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969) - This tune was written by John Fogerty, reportedly after he watched "The Devil and Daniel Webster". This well loved classic rock song has been covered by numerous bands subsequent to it's release by Creedence Clearwater Revival in many different musical styles. 13. Sympathy for the Devil - The Rolling Stones (1968) - Sympathy for The Devil

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    The revolutionary music played during Woodstock reflected values of peace and expressed anti-war sentiment, becoming one of the most influential kinds of nonviolent Vietnam War protest. The stylings of Jimi Hendrix, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Bob Dylan, Country Joe McDonald, Joan Baez, and a multitude of others, all worked to combat violence through artistic expressions of peace which resulted in enormous followings, displayed through rock albums that topped music charts in

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    Fortunate Son

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    express opinions was through music. Music was release in the 1960s and 1970s, pro-war and anti-war, that influenced Americans opinions and showcased beliefs that would not be heard without the power of music. The song, “Fortunate Son,” by Creedence Clearwater Revival was a popular anti-war song from 1969. The song talks about how only the poor are picked to go to war. The rich white people, like the “senator's son” are not picked to be drafted. The fortunate ones who are not drafted are also wanting

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    In Francis Ford Coppola’s critically acclaimed movie “ Apocalypse Now” he portrayed a journey of five soldiers into psychological madness down the harsh Vietnamese jungle river, and through these four specific scenes in cinematic order of the boat’s landings, Francis used this screenplay to boast utter psychological madness of the human mind. The first scene that deconstructs the stages of madness is the beach landing scene where the crew launches their patrol boat and destroys a village alongside

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    When the general public in America thinks about the Vietnam War, they think of the music of that period, and when the general public thinks about music during war, they usually think of what composer David Little defines as Revolutionary Music. This type of music, as explained by Little, is music that “is more wholly “political” in the way that term is traditionally understood. It is music about winning” and “ provides singular solutions to numerous problems.”(Little). People don’t remember, however

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    much should we give? Ooh, they only answer more! More! More! Yoh… It aint me, it aint me, I aint no military son, son. It aint me, it aint me; I aint no fortunate one, one…” - Fortunate Son”, Creedence Clearwater Revival, 1969 The above lyrics are from the song “Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater

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    the category of anti- rather than pro-war songs." (Candaele) Popular Music and Their Messages Many popular artists during the time like everybody else had an opinion about war, especially the Vietnam War. Some artists from Joan Baez to Creedence Clearwater Revival to Bob Dylan to the Jimi Hendrix. "Some folks are born made to wave the flag, Ooh, they're red, white and blue. And when the band plays hail to the chief, Ooh, they point the cannon at you, lord. It ain't me; it ain't me; I ain't no senator's

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