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That's one fine selection. Add it to my "Crying like a drunken girly" list, something about the song just breaks me down, every time I hear it.
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Leaving on a Jet Plane - Peter, Paul, & Mary was very popular along with the Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman, Satisfaction, and Paint it Black.

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Okay, might as well include some hippy music in this mix. While I was at Ft Devens, Massachusetts, learning to analyze Charlie's radio traffic, this was playing a lot. Nice tune.

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Thanks for the videos MS. I forgot that scene out of Apocalypse. Your always right on top of things. Thanks for your great contributions.
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Here's another one from 1970.

CCR's - Run Through the Jungle



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Here's another one from 1970.

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Maybe the best video I've seen in the whole thread. That was a great find!
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Just as an aside but still connected to music in vietnam, what about this "good morning vietnam!!!!!" thing on the radio. Was he a major celebrity for troops or is this a gross exageration by hollywood including not being able to play the beach boys etc. It sounds like it in that you veterans describe listening to equivelent pop songs whilst in country.
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Personally I have no use for that movie. Funny at the beginning but then it got really preachy.

The real Adrian Cronauer was quite a bit different than the man depicted by Robin Williams. He was a DJ for Armed Forces Radio Vietnam. He made that phrase "Good Morning Vietnam" famous, but that was the only similarity between the film and the real man and events. His show had a comedy element to it, but it was more situational comedy and not Schtick, which is the comedy of Robin Williams and what he portrayed.

Airman Adrian Cronauer. like so many others, served with honor and dignity in Vietnam and helped boost the morale of all those serving there. After the war he worked in the government on POW/MIA issues, and to this day is an advocate for Veterans issues and a staunch supporter of the cause of Vietnamese freedom. Unlike Robin Williams.........

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The song 'War' by Edwin Starr is the best! It is the Sh*t!!! DAMN it is good it makes you wanna get up and dance!!!!!!!!!
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Just to bring up Goodnight Saigon again. I know Billy Joel didnt go to vietnam so I'm guessing he was trying to honour a group of individuals who were to degree still not honoured at this time. I wonder if he had help from veterans with the lyrics.The lyrics for someone such as myself who was never there does paint good mental pictures though. The line, "they heard the hum of our motors, they counted our rotors and waited for us to arrive" is quite chilling.
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2. The Guess Who - Shakin' all over
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8. The Doors - Break on through
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8. The Doors - Break on through
I remember breaking on through to our newly-opened, field-improvised, EM club at Chu Lai (hootch frame with a field tent serving as a roof) - with this booming out of two big hi fi speakers from a reel-to-reel machine. We felt cool and rebellious, slamming back beers and listening to the devil's music!

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