AMHERST –In the 1960s and 1970s, music of the Beatles, Marvin Gaye, and the Animals was the soundtrack of the times.
“Everyone listened to same the soundtrack whether you were in the service or protesting,” said writer Doug Bradley.
But he said, “A song could take on a different meaning depending on those circumstances, depending on where you were.”
And that music had special meaning for those serving in Vietnam.
Bradley, a Vietnam veteran, and Craig Werner, professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have teamed up to write “We Gotta Get Out of this Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War.”Full Story >>