I, like many others, mourned the passing of John Lennon in December, 1980. Not unlike those sad times, Levon Helm of the The Band, passed today, and like the musical promise of John Lennon, unfulfilled, he will be missed for all he accomplished.
It was the late 1970's and America needed a booster shot. After the underwhelming presidency of Jimmy Carter and the American military's extended occupancy in Vietnam, some felt that a more conservative revolution was in order.
I don't have one. Those of my Baby Boomer Generation were taught that they were ugly and a form of self-abuse. Only sailors or roughnecks had them. The women who did were supposed to be circus performers or other "low" forms of society in the female side.