posted on Apr, 23 2005 @ 04:16 PM
OK, the assignment is to compare an interview to the history of the recorded history, more interviews would create a broader sense of view, I am
surprised that so many of you are enthusiast about this, if you have any additional questions besides the ones that I am asking, you can ask yourself
1. Name, Date of Birth, Place of Birth
Duncan Kunz, Indianapolis Indiana, 22 December 1944
2. What are the main events you remember from the 60’s?
The War, graduating from high school, going in the service, going to college, getting married
3. Where in life were you at this time?
I was overseas (my dad was a government employee) and I didn’t get back here until 1962. I lived in the Washington DC suburbs for the rest of the
decade except for when I was in the military.
4. What can u remember from fashion/music in the year 60?
Nothing; I wasn’t here.
pegged pants, Henry Mancini, the Kingston Trio
Boot camp, bell bottoms (part of the uniform) qualifying in Submarines, Atlantic Cruise (including Guantanamo Bay) listening to Motown, Kennedy
Finished active duty, started collegeBritish invasion, first exposure to marijuana
More of the same, beginning of war news
10. 66 and so on…
11. 67 and so on…
12. 68 and so on…
13. 69 (sry I was pressed for questions)
14. Do you remember the JFK Vs. Nixon Debate on TV?
Yes, but I didn’t watch them, I was still overseas
15.The JFK assassination
Yes. I had a two week leave from the Navy and was at my parents’ house when it happened. My intial reaction was that “It’s gonna be Johnson
against Goldwater next year, and Johnson will win with the sympathy vote” and “I hope I don’t get called back from my leave”
16. Martin Luther King assassination
Yes, I was living in DC at the time, and there were beaucoup riots downtown.
17. What were the impressions of the music scene as compared to toady’s music scene?
Some of the stuff was kind of saccharine, but it was a lot more creative than some of the derivative stuff today. Of course, there was no hip-hop or
rap … wait a minute. We’re talking about MUSIC, right? Never mind.
18. What were your impressions of the early hippie era?
I thought the hippies were on the right track with the sex and drugs, but they were pretty naïve politically (of course, I was a vet by then)
19. Where you at, or heard a lot about Woodstock?
Actually, I was playing in a top-forty band by then, but doubted if I wouel’dve gone even if I had the time. 99 percent of the people who now say
they were in Woodstock weren’t; it became a big deal years later.
20. How big was boxing?
You had Muhammad Ali. What else can I say?