The Sixties. Students today think the decade was all about protest movements, Vietnam, and the rock music that reflected an era of angst and anxiety. Of course, they are not entirely wrong about that. The decade began with the hopeful election of JFK and ended with the March on Washington. In between, the country endured many painful moments. And yet, there was a sweetness in this era which is too easily forgotten.
Following the phrase, “Make Love Not War,” we present love songs of the sixties—some presented in a straightforward manner, but others slightly altered and wrapped in new jazz-inflected arrangements. The songs include “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” Scarborough Fair,” “I Say a Little Prayer,” “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” “Stop! In the Name of Love,” and a song that exemplifies the title of our presentation: “What the World Needs Now,” a hopeful message that suggests that love can solve the problems of the world. Please join Ginny Bales, vocals; Jay Gitlin, piano; and Jim Clark, saxophone, as we remember these beautiful songs from the sixties.
Friday, February 7, 7:00 pm
Norwalk Public Library
1 Belden Avenue