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Tuesday, September 13 at 9:30 p.m. Legends of Folk: The Village Scene

(Rochester, NY) Hosted by Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, Legends of Folk: The Village Scene celebrates the folk era in Greenwich Village in the 1960s. The epicenter of the folk, folk rock and singer songwriter movements, the Village, with its cafes and coffee houses, shaped one of the most important periods in American music. Legends of Folk: The Village Scene, airing Tuesday, September 13 at 9:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 1011 and 11), features rare and stunning performances by Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Richie Havens, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Mamas and the Papas, Don McLean, Neil Diamond, and others singing their best loved songs and more. .

Capturing not only the magic of the music but its inextricable link to the downtown New York Village locale, this features newly filmed interviews with Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton, Michelle Phillips, Don McLean, John Sebastian, Maria Muldaur, and John Cohen.

Featured artists and songs in Legends of Folk include:

  • “Blowin’ in the Wind”- Bob Dylan
  • “The Sound of Silence”- Simon & Garfunkel
  • “If I had a Hammer”- Peter, Paul & Mary
  • “It Ain’t Me Babe”- John Denver
  • “Do You Believe in Magic”- The Lovin’ Spoonful
  • “Handsome Johnny”- Richie Havens
  • “My Father”- Judy Collins
  • “Solitary Man”- Neil Diamond
  • “Castles in the Air”- Don McLean
  • “The Last Thing on My Mind”-Tom Paxton

Photo Credit: Courtesy of David Gahr
Photo Caption: The Lovin' Spoonful perform “Do You Believe in Magic.


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