How the song ‘The Sound of Music’ became a worldwide anthem for 2020: The New York Times
In 2020, the U.S. was going to celebrate its centennial with the birth of the nation’s first rock concert.
But a new song would set the tone: the song “The Sound Of Music.”
The song has the makings of a pop icon.
But, the Times found, it’s a story of generational achievement: a band whose members have always been struggling to make it, and who, in many ways, have had the best years of their lives.
In this week’s issue, we explore how the band, whose members hail from the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, have become a symbol for everything that is right in America: a country that has been growing in quality and in wealth for more than a century, and a country still in transition from a decade of wars and economic crises.
But, we also look at the legacy of the song, and what it means for the country and our democracy.
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