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The 1970’s was a strange and growing time. Music continued to explode with new genres of music such as disco, hip-hop, punk rock, and heavy metal. Some bands and music artist that emerged popular in the 70’s were David Bowie, the Bee Gees, Queen, James Brown, as well as Creedence Clearwater Revival (Peoples Hist.). The fashion was an ever changing thing of the 70’s. Some fashion trends that occurred in the 70’s were bellbottoms, tie dye shirts, flower power, and mod clothing. It was quite the time to be alive. Some notable sporting events that occurred was Billie Jean King defeats Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes (Kalchik). The Marshall College football team perished in a plane crash, but went onto rebuild a team the next season where …show more content…
In the past wars were justified and there was a clear reason on why were there, an example is in World War II we were attacked at Pearl Harbor. This war had no really great justification. College students, the common man, veterans returning from the war, politicians, athletes and families were against the war in general. The thing that made the war worst was the draft. The draft targeted poor people, African Americans, and basically anyone who was attending college. Because of this many people protested the war with signs, speeches, marches, concerts, and political demonstrations. These demonstrations of protest would sometimes end in violence and sometime tragedy. An event that turned tragic was the Kent State Protest on May 4, 1970(History.com). The protest was peaceful until a national guard solider accidently shot a round at the protesters, sparking other soldiers to shoot at the protesters. This resulted in the killing of four students and the injury of nine. This sparked the band, Crosby Stills and Nash, to write the song Ohio(History.com). They were not the only group to make protest music about the Vietnam War. Many bands made songs about the Vietnam was such as Creedence Clearwater Revival, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, and Edwin Starr(About.com). Edwin Starr’s song, War, was probably one of the most in your face notable …show more content…
He was raised in Cleveland. While in Cleveland he started his first band, The Future Tones, in 1956. His band performed mostly in the soul and dance floor scene. The Future Tones was disbanded when Hatcher, joined the army in 1960 and served for two years. After the service he moved to Detroit and became an up and coming artist under RicTic label. While with RicTic he produced songs like, Agent 00 Soul, S.O.S (Stop her On Sight), and Headline News. Also around this time he would change his name to Edwin Starr. He picked up Starr as his last name because Don Briggs, manager of Bill Doggett combo, said he was going to be a star someday (I don’t know why he added an extra r). This was just the beginning of his worldwide fame. 1968 RicTic labels was bought up by Motown Record label. Under Motown Records he produced “I am the man for you Baby” as well as “25 miles.” By this time Starr had established himself in the Motown community, as unusual with his “rough soul shout.” In 1970, Norman Whitfield and Barrett wrote the song “War(Songfacts).” There was a large call for protest songs against Vietnam at the time. So they wrote this song for Motown Records to use. Originally the song was recorded by The Temptation, and was not going to be released as a single. The test audience from the protest movement, mostly including college students said it was going to be a big hit. Due to the risky message of

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