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2021 definitely had a troubling start and there’s certainly been a lot of change experienced around the world in the last year. So this week we thought we would reflect this by highlighting songs from the 1970s about trouble, politics, and protest. Songs can be a great vehicle for highlighting an issue, expressing political discontent or calling for change. The Seventies was a turbulent decade, and many of it’s songs reflect the political concerns of the day. This week we’re highlighting songs with a message, many of which are still relevant. So grab your placards, put on your marching boots and join us in getting political.

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About the author: Venetia


Venetia is huge deep soul, funk and jazz fan. She is the co-host of Living In the 70s, a show about 70's music, broadcast on Saturday mornings on JOY and puts together the podcasts of the show.

She is also an occasional presenter on Well, Well, Well, JOY's Thursday night program focusing on HIV and LGBTI health, sponsored by Thorne Harbour Health.


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