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Hal Bogerd commented on John Ellis's blog post 'The Pop Presidents: Nixon'
"Well done/researched but I'm surprised you didn't mention Rufus Thomas'  "Funky Penguin/Funky Nixon" medley he performed at Wattstax in 1972."
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TenLayers commented on John Ellis's blog post 'The Pop Presidents: Nixon'
"Great series. And agree on the Nick Drake inclusion. Seminal."
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RP N10 commented on John Ellis's blog post 'The Pop Presidents: Nixon'
"Everyone knows that the entire list as well as all the records in the article were written performed and produced by Kim Il Sung."
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The Pop Presidents: Nixon

One of the things that should prompt a thankful pride in all Americans is how our country’s presidents so often and so willingly reach for the hot handle of responsibility. In fact, a famous president once said, “The buck stops here.” This series, “The Pop Presidents,” seeks to honor an aspect of the last eleven president’s responsibilities that is often overlooked – presiding over the growth of pop music, specifically the genre known as rock and roll. Over the course of the first eleven…See More
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Michael Helwig commented on John Ellis's blog post 'The Pop Presidents: Nixon'
"if a list like this does not include From Elvis In Memphis, please disregard the list"
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The Pop Presidents: Nixon

One of the things that should prompt a thankful pride in all Americans is how our country’s presidents so often and so willingly reach for the hot handle of responsibility. In fact, a famous president once said, “The buck stops here.” This series, “The Pop Presidents,” seeks to honor an aspect of the last eleven president’s responsibilities that is often overlooked – presiding over the growth of pop music, specifically the genre known as rock and roll. Over the course of the first eleven…See More
Jul 18
Hal Bogerd commented on John Ellis's blog post 'The Pop Presidents: LBJ'
"Great list. Rumor has it LBJ listened to "You're Gonna Miss Me" by the 13th Floor Elevators non-stop the night be announced he would not seek re-election. "
Jun 30
A blog post by John Ellis was featured

The Pop Presidents: LBJ

One of the things that should prompt a thankful pride in all Americans is how our country’s presidents so often and so willingly reach for the hot handle of responsibility. In fact, a famous president once said, “The buck stops here.” This series, “The Pop Presidents,” seeks to honor an aspect of the last eleven presidents' responsibilities that is often overlooked – presiding over the growth of pop music, specifically the genre known as rock and roll. Over the course of the first eleven…See More
Jun 29
John Ellis commented on John Ellis's blog post 'The Pop Presidents: LBJ'
"Thanks, Terry! This was a hard list to pare down; but, I had fun listening to great albums over and over. It pained me some to leave 'The Doors' out of the top-ten. Outside of LZ, Pet Sounds, and Big Pink, The Doors is probably the album I…"
Jun 27
Terry Roland commented on John Ellis's blog post 'The Pop Presidents: LBJ'
"Great job, John!  Immensely entertaining to read your list and analysis! And what good are these lists without disagreements!  Debut album, the best one that is, for me is The Doors and also one that symbolizes the social upheaval of…"
Jun 26
John Ellis posted a blog post

The Pop Presidents: LBJ

One of the things that should prompt a thankful pride in all Americans is how our country’s presidents so often and so willingly reach for the hot handle of responsibility. In fact, a famous president once said, “The buck stops here.” This series, “The Pop Presidents,” seeks to honor an aspect of the last eleven presidents' responsibilities that is often overlooked – presiding over the growth of pop music, specifically the genre known as rock and roll. Over the course of the first eleven…See More
Jun 26
John Ellis commented on John Ellis's blog post 'Pop Presidents: Kennedy'
"Thanks, Terry!"
Jun 22
Terry Roland commented on John Ellis's blog post 'Pop Presidents: Kennedy'
"Hi John, I would recommend by Kingston Trio the album New Frontier, which has the hit version of "Greenback Dollar" written by Hoyt Axton.  The title track "New Frontier" is a John Stewart song written…"
Jun 21
John Ellis commented on John Ellis's blog post 'Pop Presidents: Kennedy'
"Thank you. I'm enjoying writing the series. And, I get to re-discover a lot of music that I rarely think about, much less listen to. Terry, I evaluated several of The Kingston Trio's albums for the Eisenhower post (if I had known about…"
Jun 21
TenLayers commented on John Ellis's blog post 'Pop Presidents: Kennedy'
"Loving the concept as well."
Jun 20
Terry Roland commented on John Ellis's blog post 'Pop Presidents: Kennedy'
"John,  What a great, original concept to write from!  I love the choices you made and the diversity of it. One note I might add to the JFK era.  The Kingston Trio were huge from 58 to 63.  The Kennedy family were fans of the…"
Jun 20

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The Pop Presidents: Nixon

One of the things that should prompt a thankful pride in all Americans is how our country’s presidents so often and so willingly reach for the hot handle of responsibility. In fact, a famous president once said, “The buck stops here.” This series, “The Pop Presidents,” seeks to honor an aspect of the last eleven president’s responsibilities that is often overlooked – presiding over the growth of pop music, specifically the genre known as rock and…

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Posted on July 18, 2014 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

The Pop Presidents: LBJ

One of the things that should prompt a thankful pride in all Americans is how our country’s presidents so often and so willingly reach for the hot handle of responsibility. In fact, a famous president once said, “The buck stops here.” This series, “The Pop Presidents,” seeks to honor an aspect of the last eleven presidents' responsibilities that is often overlooked – presiding over the growth of pop music, specifically the genre known as rock and roll. Over the course of the first…

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Posted on June 26, 2014 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Pop Presidents: Kennedy

One of the things that should prompt a thankful pride in all Americans is how our country’s presidents so often and so willingly reach for the hot handle of responsibility. In fact, a famous president once said, “The buck stops here.” This series, “The Pop Presidents,” seeks to honor an aspect of the last eleven presidents' responsibilities that is often overlooked – presiding over the growth of pop music, specifically the genre known as rock and roll. Over the course of the first…

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Posted on June 18, 2014 at 5:00am — 5 Comments

The Pop Presidents: Eisenhower

One of the things that should prompt a thankful pride in all Americans is how our country’s presidents so often and so willingly reach for the hot handle of responsibility. In fact, a famous president once said, "The buck stops here." 

This series, “The Pop Presidents,” will hopefully honor an aspect of the last eleven presidents' responsibilities that is often overlooked: presiding over the growth of pop music, specifically the genre known as rock and roll. Over the course…

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Posted on June 10, 2014 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

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