At the time "'60s music" was gaining popularity, the divide between youth and adulthood couldn't have been greater. Leonard Bernstein, a highly acclaimed American composer popular with the older crowd, decided to try and "educate" adults on the complexity, importance, and intricacy of the young people's music. Whether he succeeded or not, his description and explanation of "why" the music was so great does wonders today in an era where people often ask, "What was so great about '60s music?" Not all, but some of the songs featured in the program are "Hello World" by the all-female group The U.F.O's; "Society's Child" by Janis Ian; "No Man Can Find the War" by Tim Buckley; "Flying Thing" by The Gentle Soul; "Surf's Up" by Brian Wilson (The Beach Boys) on piano; and "East West" by Herman's Hermits.
Interviews are shown with musicians from Canned Heat, The Gentle Soul, The U.F.O's, Graham Nash (then in The Hollies), Peter No one of Herman's Hermits, and many others.
Although Bernstein was addressing his answers to people born in the '20s and '30s, it should speak volumes to those born in the '70s, '80s, '90s, and beyond.
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