Hey Sandy revisited

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 11:47 | Filled in Blog

Hayden Dingman of Chapman University, California, has written an interesting modern examination of the songs written about the Kent State shootings, with a section focusing on “Hey Sandy”:

“Tin soldiers and Nixon coming”: musical framing and the Kent State shootings [PDF]

(One minor error, however, is saying I wrote it a few weeks after Young’s “Ohio”. I actually wrote it within a day or two of the shootings and had not heard Young’s song.)

Meanwhile Soulraven has posted a nice appreciation of the song. I don’t know when it was posted or who Soulraven is, but all I can say is their description of the time and their conclusion is spot on.

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  1. Padraig Purseal says:

    July 5th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Fame at last Harvey, I always that “Ohio” came a bit later than “Hey Sandy” .
    Actually listening to “Someday” as I write sang to the wife on our wedding day 33 years ago where does the time go
    Look after yourself

    Paddy P.