John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind (MY MUSIC)
Airs Sunday, March 16, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published November 22, 2010 at 3:23 p.m., updated March 14, 2014 at 10:15 a.m.
"John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind" focuses on the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s folk era. Presented by the lead singer of The Lovin’ Spoonful ("Do You Believe In Magic"), this program features a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in more than four decades, plus new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today.
Featuring Pete Seeger and Judy Collins singing "Turn, Turn, Turn," Harry Belafonte’s hit "Jamaica Farewell," Trini Lopez’s rendition of "If I Had a Hammer," Rod McKuen’s classic "Seasons in the Sun," Bobby Darin’s heartfelt "Simple Song of Freedom" and many, many more.
Among the beloved folk groups represented in vintage footage are The Kingston Trio (“Where Have All the Flowers Gone”), The New Christy Minstrels (“Green, Green”), The Limeliters (“There’s a Meeting Here Tonight”), The Serendipity Singers (“Crooked Little Man”) and The Brothers Four (“Green Fields”). In addition, The Highwaymen and The Rooftop Singers present their million-selling number one hits “Michael” and “Walk Right In.”
Stirring new performances on stage are offered by more folk legends. The original Chad Mitchell Trio reunite for Bob Dylan’s anthem “Blowin’ in the Wind” and Roger McGuinn of The Byrds offers an encore of “Turn, Turn, Turn.” Barry McGuire sings his 1965 chart-topper “The Eve of Destruction” and Jesse Colin Young of The Youngbloods performs the generation-defining hit “Get Together.”
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