HISTORY – 4 May 1970 – Kent State Shootings In Ohio

4 May 2019

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On 4 May 1970, 49 years ago today, four Kent State University students in Kent, Ohio were killed and nine injured when members of the Ohio Army National Guard opened fire during a demonstration protesting the Vietnam War. This dramatic day went into the history books as the Kent State Shootings.

It was another black day for the true meaning of human civilization, another black day for freedom of speech, another black day for greedy America as its military-industrial complex showed again that they will crush any criticism on their domestic and foreign policy. And of course, it was most of all a pitch black day for all innocent victims, their families and their friends.

This unforgivable government scandal was captured by Crosby, Stills Nash And Young
in the poignant song OHIO. You can hear it here…

CSN & Y: Facebook

HISTORY – 4 April 1970

4 April 2019

When singer/songwriter Neil Young joined the already existing trio of three other great singer/songwriters David Crosby (co-founder of The Byrds), Stephen Stills (who played with Neil Young before, in Buffalo Springfield) and Graham Nash (the only Brit in the group, who was the singer of The Hollies before going to the States) for the first time in 1970 this supergroup made one of the best Americana records ever with DÉJÀ VU. The longplayer hit the top spot of the US albums chart 49 years ago today, on 4 April 1970. The bestseller featured three hit singles. Here they are…


(A rare 1991 live performance)



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