The Common People
By: Jennifer Smith
How did the music of the 1960s influence my father's band?
My father's band, The Common People, were formed in 1970. They took influence from soft rock of the 1960s. His band took the idea that was a common thread through war times, of capturing what was around you and how it affected your life. This idea has fascinated me for years, so I went to my dad to find out what his band was all about.
Buffalo Springfield - For what it's worth , Vietnam war
Crimson and Clover - Tommy James and The Shondells (With Lyrics)
To Love Somebody, Michael Bolotin, 1967
The soulful ballad was exactly what the Americans needed, it provided a sense of hope.
Michael Bolton - To Love Somebody
The Common People were created based on my father wanting to share his opinions in a way that his audience could get stuck in their heads and that might change their views as well.