Syndic No.8
Syndic Literary Journal

Musicology by Jesus Sanchez

Musicology by Jesus Sanchez

MUSICOLOGIST JESUS SANCHEZ AT WORK / CITY: PARLIER

“The Decade of Change:  1960-1970”

1960 – FDA Approves Birth Control Pill  / Founding of Student NonViolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

PLAY > “THE TWIST” BY CHUBBY CHECKER

1961 – First Civil Rights Freedom Ride To South  /  Bob Dylan Releases First Album

PLAY > “EXODUS” BY FERRANTE & TEICHER

1962 – Second Vatican Council Begins  /  Cesar Chavez Founds National Farm Workers Association

PLAY > “IF I HAD A HAMMER” BY PETER, PAUL & MARY

1963 – Civil Rights March On Washington D.C.  /  Beatles Release “I Want To Hold Your Hand”

PLAY > “DOMINIQUE” BY THE SINGING NUN

1964 – U.C. Berkeley Free Speech Movement  /  U.S. Congress Passes Civil Rights Act

PLAY > “DANCING IN THE STREETS” BY MARTHA REEVES & THE VANDELAS

1965 – Delano Grape Strike Begins  /  Malcolm X Assassinated

PLAY > “LIKE A ROLLING STONE” BY BOB DYLAN

1966 – Cesar Chavez’s March to Sacramento  /  Founding of Black Panthers

PLAY > “CALIFORNIA DREAMING” BY MAMAS AND THE PAPAS

1967 – San Francisco’s “Summer of Love”  /  Founding of Brown Berets

PLAY > “IF YOU GO TO SAN FRANCISCO” BY SCOTT MACKENZIE

1968 – Cesar Chavez 25-Day Fast for Nonviolence / Martin Luther King & Robert Kennedy Assassinated

PLAY > “EVERYDAY PEOPLE” BY SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE

1969 – Woodstock Festival  /  Chicano Moratorium

PLAY > “SANTANA AT WOODSTOCK 1969”

1970 – National Guard Shoots &  Kills Four Kent State University Students Protesting the Vietnam War

PLAY > “WAR” BY EDWIN STARR

Reference: Billboard Trade Magazine for the most played and most sold songs for each year.

Authors/Artists Bios

Jesus Sanchez grew up in the 1960s listening to music on his transistor radio while walking the farmworker union pickets lines in the Central Valley of California with his parents. Out of this experience grew his life-long love of music and his fascination with musicology. Jesus Sanchez lives in Parlier CA.
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