James Newcomb – Musician | Podcaster

Ep. 15 Unauthorized Patriotism: The Backstory of Jimi Hendrix’ Performance of The Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock

Was Jimi Hendrix’ raucous performance of the Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock disrespectful? Many believe that to be the case upon hearing it. Courtney Brown, professor of political science at Emory University in Atlanta believes otherwise. He believes Hendrix displayed true patriotism with his performance. You know, the unauthorized form of patriotism which actually criticizes the government when you believe it to be in the wrong on a policy.

Give this fascinating episode a listen. I guarantee you’ll never view Hendrix and his music the same again.

About the guest: http://courtneybrown.com/Courtney_Brown_Brief_Bio.html 

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