Blorgchiving: Spring Weekend 1974

Phil Ochs

It was April 1974. Nixon was the disgraced leader of the United States. Donald Hornig was the president of Brown, and no one liked him either.

Friday: McCoy Tyner, a jazz pianist, performed in Alumnae Hall. At midnight, he was followed by an up-and-coming “Dylanesque” rocker: Bruce Springsteen.
– The BDH didn’t even know how to spell The Boss’ name: it was printed as Bruce “Springstein”
– The paper’s advice for the night: There will not be seating provided, so bring a pillow. (BlogDH’s advice for your Friday night: Don’t bring a pillow.)

Saturday: Laurence Talbot Orchestra, Good Neighbors, Repairs, New Rhythm and Blues Quartet

Sunday: Phil Ochs, famous for protest songs like “I Ain’t Marching Anymore,” gave a free concert on the Main Green

Highlight Quote: Phil Ochs sings, Here’s to the country you tore the heart out of… Richard Nixon, find yourself another country to be part of.”

Fun Fact: Student Caucus (the equivalent of UCS at the time) allocated $400 to serve free beer to students at the Saturday afternoon concert on Pembroke Field.

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