Friday, February 21, 2014

Flashback Friday: For What It's Worth

FLASHBACK FRIDAY on Mel's Internet Universe Music Blog

Surely anyone and everyone who grew up in the mid to late 1960s have heard this song. It probably is Stephen Stills' most famous music composition.

"For What It's Worth" was a song written in reaction to a curfew set by Los Angeles residents and business owners to against young people who were late night club goers. The song drew about a thousand demonstrators at one local nightclub after an L.A. radio station publicized the event and played the song.

From that time on, the song has become a synonymous as a protest anthem, mostly against the war in Vietnam during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

"For What It's Worth" was recorded and released as a single by Stephen Stills' band at the time, Buffalo Springfield. Neil Young as also a member of the band. He and Stills would later form Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

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