"WHERE WORDS FAIL...MUSICSPEAKS" (Hans Christian Andersen)
RBG's Lost Music Oldie page is designed to encourage people of all ages to reconnect with music that they may have forgotten about ("lost") or connect them to music that was "lost", but has now been found by them.
With so much music traveling through the airwaves, do you have a hard time remembering some of the classics?
Well fear no more...here is an opportunity to be a part of a group that highlights lost music classics. Genre is not limited to rock and country.
** When a song is posted, please listen to it, then read the back story on the song and/or artist... and feel free to share or make a comment about the song you just listened to.
"Cold war, nuclear holocaust. "Better dead than red." The man on the hill could be Senator Joseph McCarthy (Wisconsin), the tombstones could be those in Arlington Cemetery, the hill is Washington, DC. However, the "man on the hill" could either be the President or Senator McCarthy, or Washington politicians in general.
In the song, the anti-Communist hysteria of the "red scare" leads to a nuclear holocaust, with all the common, church-going folks standing around "like a Sunday in Salem" to cheer on the executions, not realizing the bells are tolling for them (and everyone)."
The song is performed by Gene Cotton (born June 30, 1944 in Columbus, Ohio) is a pop and folk singer-songwriter. He is best known for his four BillboardTop 40 entries during the years 1976–1978.