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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2019 9:57 p.m. PST

…a divided nation.

"Music is central to Ken Burns's new Vietnam War documentary, with an original score accompanied by samples of the era's most popular musicians, from the Rolling Stones to Bob Dylan. According to USA Today, the people interviewed for the film were even asked to provide their 10 favorite songs from the war years.

While it's natural that a historical film would include period-specific songs, music played an outsized role in the Vietnam War era. Whereas during past wars, musicians wrote songs to unite Americans, Vietnam-era music spoke to the growing numbers of disillusioned citizens, and brought attention to the cultural fissures that were beginning to emerge…"
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Legion 408 Sep 2019 7:13 a.m. PST

Music from that time when I hear it brings to mind that very turbulent era … I still do like many of those songs.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2019 4:38 p.m. PST

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