A blog by the staff of the Thomas Ford Memorial Library
John and Kathryn Atwood of the History Singers are frequent visitors to Thomas Ford, having played at both our history lectures and Friday at the Ford. In 2010, they brought to us their program “The Generation Gap: Songs of the Sixties vs. Songs of the World War II Generation,” which paired songs from the 1940s and the 1960s. John and Kathryn would describe a theme and then show how Frank Sinatra and later the Beatles approached the idea. While there may have been great outrage in the 1960s about the music, listeners now since the generations had their similarities. Both brought forth great music. The audience agreed and often sang along. It was an hour of good fun.