Remembering America's Rock 'N' Roll War: Songs of the Soldiers in Vietnam
This 60-90-minute performance-documentary employs clips,
interviews and “unplugged” performances to recall the explosive soundtrack of
the Vietnam War era and its impact on the lives, attitudes and emotions of our
fighting men and women.
Soldiers embraced the hard-driving anthems of Jimi Hendrix, The Doors and Credence
Clearwater Revival; protesters were roused by the anti-war songs of Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Jefferson
Airplane and Crosby, Stills, Nash
and Young; and popular music itself was in the throes of a cultural
The pulse of the nation was also powerfully expressed by soldiers who
created their own vernacular battlefield music – some adapted from American
folk traditions, some bitter and protesting, and some commandeered with wickedly
satirical lyrics from pop hits of the time.
Produced by Paulson Productions and veteran PBS music producers James Arntz and John Paulson
AUDIO TRAILER: MUSIC and SOUNDS of the Vietnam War era:
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