Wednesday, January 18, 2012
"Four Dead in Ohio"
Four Dead in Ohio was a protest song composed by Neil Young of the group Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. It was band from the airways for it's "anti war" and "anti Nixon" sentiments. Neil Young wrote this now famous song right after the Kent State Massacre on May 4th 1970. According to 20th Century History http://history1900s.about.com/od/1970s/qt/kentstate.htm, 4 students were killed, Allison Krause, William, Schroeder, Jeffrey Miller, and Sandra Schever. The song was not only a protest of the war, but how the general public was being treated at home by the Nixon administration. Here is the song with the lyrics.