Songs and Stories from the War Years 1939-1945
Tuesday September 19, 2017
12:00 PM until 1:00 PM
People of all ages love the music from World War II era, 1939-1945. Join us for Songs and Stories from the War Years presented by Richard Kruppa. This entertaining and informative program focuses on some of the most beloved songs from that era. Songs like “Bluebirds over the White Cliffs of Dover,” “Sentimental Journey,” “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition,” and “Chattanooga Choo Choo." Richard not only sings the songs, accompanying himself on guitar, 5-string banjo, and baritone ukulele, but he tells their fascinating and unfamiliar stories as well; their meaning, how they came to be, and their significance.
Learn which popular song was written in response to the bombing of Pearl Harbor and what WW II-era song was a top hit written and recorded by a state governor. Did you know that there was a song which was forbidden to be played on the radio during working hours?
Richard Kruppa, known musically as “Ramblin’ Richard,” is a member of the New England Foundation for the Arts, and a professor emeritus from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
NOTE: This program is being held at the Dracut Council on Aging, 951 Mammoth Street, Dracut, MA!
This Program is Sponsored by The Friends of the Dracut Library.
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