This Simon & Garfunkel 1969 TV special is worth noting not only for it's classic content, and close-ups of the duo and their team in production, but for its inclusion of a section dedicated to three, assasinated American leaders -- Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, and Robert F. Kennedy -- but for the backstory. This performance was created for television but the intended sponsor backed out because all three of the victims shown were Democrats. CBS wisely decided to show the performance without the sponsor. Length 51+ minutes. Midway through we get some 60s anti-war and anti-poverty rhetoric. Seems sadly quaint.
Tell me you didn't tear up watching little Caroline and Bobby running to greet JFK, or Martin Luther King with his little son, while Simon & Garfunkel harmonize "Like a bridge over troubled waters ... So long, soooo long ... ".
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Google has followed Amazon by launching its own cloud-based music service, although in proud Google tradition it is a "beta" release by invitation only -- exclusive to you and a million of our closest nerd friends. To request an invitation, click here , for info click here.
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Apropos the military crackdown this week in Tahrir Square, or for that matter, "compromise" on the US budget and revolving door between the White House and Wall Street.
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Amazon beat Apple and Google to the punch by quietly launching its Cloud Drive with music service today.
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The Christmas day suicide of Vic Chesnutt, reportedly despondent over healthcare bills he couldn't pay and operations he could not afford, came one day after the Senate vote to create universal healthcare, highlighting the failings of America's for-profit healthcare system.
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