Tag Archives: The Specials

Some Music Reflecting the 1980s

I’m feeling a bit nostalgic, so I thought I’d post some songs from my youth. Most people think of the 1980s as being a greedy materialistic time, but I remember a lot of political activism at that time. It was … Continue reading

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The Specials And Margaret Thatcher’s England

Last December my wife and I watched the Meryl Streep movie about Margaret Thatcher. It was a wonderful movie and Meryl Streep did an amazing job portraying Margaret Thatcher. I learned a lot about Thatcher’s life that I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Music and the Social Conscience

Whenever we think of socially conscious music, the folk music of the 1960s instantly comes to mind for many people. Along with Pete Seeger and Joan Baez, the folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary participated in many civil rights martches … Continue reading

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