Soundtrack for the gathering clouds

The old song For What It’s Worth by the group Buffalo Springfield in 1967 was symbolic of the turbulent 1960s when there were riots and clashes between police and the public as the Vietnam war raged and the Civil Rights movement fought for equal rights. I can see this song returning to vogue as we head into another turbulent time where street clashes become the norm.

Composer and singer Stephen Stills explains what made him write that song, that it was the shock of seeing the strong resemblance of what he saw of police brutality in Los Angeles with his experiences as a boy in Latin American with violence in the streets.


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