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Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation

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The moment politics enters music it has a deadening effect; polemics are rarely things of beauty. But in the 1960s, in lower Manhattan, a collection of boho artists, folk singers and socially-conscious groups provided a catchy soundtrack to the counterculture springing up around them in Greenwich Village.

Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and the Mamas and the Papas could be earnest, yet they knew their way around a tune. Here, Kris Kristofferson, Don McLean and Lucy and Carly Simon reflect on how the Village troubadours collectively became the voice of a generation.

Summary

Between 1961 and 1973, Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, Carly Simon, Kris Kristofferson, Leonard Cohen and the Mamas and the Papas called New York City's Greenwich Village home, rubbing shoulders to sing about the radical social upheaval of the time and sparking everlasting political, social and cultural change. In this documentary, singer-songwriters, authors and performers including Kris Kristofferson, Don McLean and sisters Lucy and Carly Simon reflect on how they collectively became the voice of a generation.

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