I've been around those personalities for a long time, and the four of them take over a room. "I was a radarman with ties to communications and had seen a radio report of the incident. The Truth About The Kent State Massacre, Play and listen to a MP3 sample clip of "Ohio" (studio version) 0000014748 00000 n of students was Neil Young. “Ohio” is a protest song written and composed by Neil Young in reaction to the Kent State shootings on May 4, 1970, and performed by the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young quartet.. National Guard BY. paralyzed, and eight others wounded. "We ground troops were dumbstruck with the idea of being pulled off the line of defending 'Freedom’s Western Frontier,' but here we were, on the grounds of our caserns (a military barracks), learning the basics of fixing bayonets and marching slowly but firmly forward in a solid line, lock-step, toward our own people. Lasho interprets the meaning of the lyrics to "For What It's Worth" by Stephen Stills of The Buffalo Springfield: Perhaps they wanted to make the song more timeless? Reflecting on those days 50 years ago through today's mindset, Meachum thinks "most people have no idea what influence the '60s had on those of us who lived through it and survived it. 0000014243 00000 n Members of the Ohio National Guard, called out to restore order, fired on university students protesting the American invasion of the Asian nation of Cambodia. 0000003694 00000 n Forget for a moment that the picture is among the most famous in US history, or that the photographer—a 21-year-old Kent State journalism student named John Filo—risked his life to document the tragedy. On May 4, 1970, a student demonstration at Kent State, Ohio left four Apr 30, 2013 - Explore We Leave No One Behind's board "Kent State Massacre", followed by 126 people on Pinterest. TB: And all four musicians stayed in the room and helped mix? ", The soldiers did not like the idea one bit, Rippon recalled. 0000010559 00000 n Soon, the lyrics "Four dead in Ohio" became an anthem to a generation. When asked about releasing the song "Ohio", Graham Nash responded: James Allen Rhodes - Governor of Ohio & 0000010586 00000 n fired into the crowd for 13 seconds. The group played at the end of the commemoration ceremony, held in honor of the 4 dead in Ohio and the 13 wounded: More recently, from NCTimes.net, former basketball star and broadcaster Bill Walton, who participated in antiwar demonstrations while an All-American at UCLA, believes the Kent State tragedy should stay fresh. 0000015011 00000 n Student photog-rapher John Filo took a photo of a girl screaming out over 0000134899 00000 n A photo-rich history of Kent State University. 0000144526 00000 n ", 33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs, from Billie Holiday to Green Day, Pulitzer Award photographic image by John Filo that shocked America, The Live Concert Recording of Billy Bragg performing "Ohio", Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Times - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's "Ohio", Lousinia State Unversity Law School: National Security Law - Spring 2009 Course Material, Lower Moreland High School | AMERICAN HISTORY Course Material, VH-1's "25 Greatest Protest Songs Countdown", From Camelot to Kent State: The Sixties Experience in the Words of Those Who Lived it, Kent State Memories - Wounded Student Alan Canfora, Kent State, May 4, 1970: America Kills Its Children.