The New Yorker Magazine on June 16, 1962 published the first of three articles by Rachel Carson. (You may read the first one just here.) "Silent Spring" was published in September of that same year. Rachel Carson wrote of the effects on the environment from the use of chemicals and of the chemical companies who knew of the dangers but tried to hide them. (Can you say "Monsanto"?) Her book led to a nationwide ban in America on DDT, a widely used pesticide at that time. Due to the interest generated from her writings, this led to the creation of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency. (The EPA.)
In 1968, Dion had a big hit with a song..."Abraham, Martin and John". It was written by Dick Holler. (And he also wrote "Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron"! Do you remember that one too?)
Mr. Holler has a website and he has a place there that you can send him a message. You know I had to send him a note and tell him of my admiration for his songwriting! I invite you to do the same!
You may find his website just here.
The 1960's...it seems as if I am living that decade all over again but this time, I am an adult and current music is not as good.