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Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counterculture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. The musical's profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal drugs, its treatment of sexuality, its irreverence for the American flag, and its nude scene caused much comment and controversy. The musical broke new ground in musical theatre by defining the genre of "rock musical", using a racially integrated cast, and inviting the audience onstage for a "Be-In" finale.
Hair tells the story of the "tribe", a group of politically active, long-haired hippies of the "Age of Aquarius" living a bohemian life in New York City and fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War. Claude, his good friend Berger, their roommate Sheila and their friends struggle to balance their young lives, loves and the sexual revolution with their rebellion against the war and their conservative parents and society. Ultimately, Claude must decide whether to resist the draft as his friends have done, or to succumb to the pressures of his parents (and conservative America) to serve in Vietnam, compromising his pacifistic principles and risking his life.
After an Off-Broadway debut in October 1967 at Joseph Papp's Public Theater and a subsequent run in a midtown discothèque space, the show opened on Broadway in April 1968 and ran for 1,750 performances. Simultaneous productions in cities across the United States and Europe followed shortly thereafter, including a successful London production that ran for 1,997 performances. Since then, numerous productions have been staged around the world, spawning dozens of recordings of the musical, including the 3 million-selling original Broadway cast recording. Some of the songs from its score became Top 10 hits, and a feature film adaptation was released in 1979. A Broadway revival opened on March 31, 2009, earning strong reviews and winning the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for best revival of a musical. In 2008, Time magazine wrote, "Today Hair seems, if anything, more daring than ever.
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One of my favorite songs..sounding awesome... it..singing with ya...slapping hard #1..tagging also....good luck..clapping..hugs!~Bev~
Great job Colors on this one/video enjoyed my visit tapping that on my way out, Wayne
hiya Ginny Wonderful songyou did a fabulous jobloved my listengood luckJayLIB
I see that lill grin on your face. It's a dang good tune I think especially written for you? Wonderful job, hun!
Stopping by to listen in...A Wonderful Story . Well Done.
It was quite a controversial project.Very Tame put next to todays stuff!very Groovy!Most excellent!Mark
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This is incredible!!! Do you really know all those words without reading them?? Looks like you do, excellent performance!!
LUVIN THE SONG BACKGORUND AND INFO......WONDERFUL PRESENTATION.....
loved your version of this one...awesome job as always!
AWESOME PERFORMANCE!!!! LOVE IT!!
Very nice! Great job! Enjoyed it my friend! Nicely sung!
GREAT SONG CHOICE AND SING OF IT, COLORS!! A hilarious song I have always LOVED!! HAHAHAHAAAAAA!! ~ Amy
Oh yeah what a great song for a party!! Wooohoooo!! Fantastic vocals on this, just a great sing! Not an easy song but wow! Loved my listen!
Ginny you are one awesome gal! Love my visits to your studio. Good to see you at the party today. I love your long blonde hair. Tell me something I've always wondered. Do blondes have more fun? You sure sound like you are! Hugs. Joy
Any decision we make in life is a gamble. Sometimes we win, other times we lose.
Great dramatics in this song. New one for me Ginny.Super awesome how the beat & tempo changes. A dynamic vocal performance hun.I loved my listen so very much.
It's never too late to party my firend, we're 24 hour party people on this group hehe
Lovely to see and hear you today and I know this one as Nancy sang it recently, so only my 2nd time on this one, love it!! fantastic party song and the tempo is so fast. Your voice and tone is remarkable, I always love to listen when you post and you always are so uplifting and inspiring
The lyrics of this song are so funnyYou sound marvelous singing it Ginnyhugs and heartsScarlet
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