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50th Anniversary of JFK's Assassination--Its Lasting Effect On Our Country, the World

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  • Democrat
    California
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    I wanted to share this YouTube musical/visual presentation reflecting on the lasting effects of JFK's assassination almost 50 years ago. I co-wrote the song "Childhood's End" and assisted in the video production.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ssPibCd-1U


    I've been a lyricist/songwriter all my life, having the good fortune of working with a number of talented and gifted artists over the past 30+ years. The songwriting credit I'm most proud of is providing the words for "Shadowland", a song co-written with Graham Nash and Joe Vitale that appeared on Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's first reunion album, "American Dream", certified platinum in 1989.

    I was hoping someone might connect with this song and visual production in some way. Unfortunately, these days many young people today aren't fully aware of the lasting effect President Kennedy's assassination has had on our country and the world over the past fifty years. As the saying goes, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". I think it's critical for our future that this moment from our nation's history is never swept under the carpet of the changing times. We owe that much to our children, our children's children and the future generations that are here long after we are gone..

    Kind regards,

    Rick Ryan
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  • Center Left Democrat
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    Flagstaff, AZ
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    nice job, Rick.


    welcome to the forum ....
  • Center Left
    Independent
    Central, FL
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    that guy in Arizona Wrote: nice job, Rick.


    welcome to the forum ....
    I agree with that guy,
    You did a good job and welcome to the site. I hope you visit often.
  • Democrat
    California
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    Hi, Tony & Flagstaff Guy,

    Many thanks for your kind words. Hey, I went to N.A.U. in Flagstaff, Ariz. many moons ago...probably becfore both of you were born.
    Really appreciate welcoming words form both of you. Also, glad you liked the song/video production. Definitely made my evening to hear from both of you...
    Rick
  • Independent
    Plymouth, WI
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    Some interesting words you wrote, went to the video but I couldn't get any volume, I will try it tomorrow.
  • Democrat
    California
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    Hi,

    You can always go to YouTube and typre in: "Childhood's End--JFK Memorial Tribute" and it will be the first vido that appears on the page.
    Thanks very much,
    Rick