The Rolling Stones
In 1969 the Viet Nam War was raging. Protests were going on around the world and much of our music included protests against the war. The Rolling Stones released the album “Let It Bleed” and the song “Gimme Shelter” became a hit.
“It’s a very rough, very violent era – the Vietnam War. Violence on the screens, pillage and burning. And Vietnam was not war as we knew it in the conventional sense… it’s a kind of end-of-the-world song, really. It’s apocalypse; the whole record’s like that.” — Mick Jagger
“Oh, a storm is threatning, My very life today;
If I don’t get some shelter, Oh yeah, Im gonna fade away”
“War, children, it’s just a shot away, It’s just a shot away;
War, children, it’s just a shot away, It’s just a shot away”
Performance from the Bridges to Babylon Tour in 1997: