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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Teach Your Children

Folk Rock
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“Teach Your Children” is a song by Graham Nash from the album Deja Vu by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young released in 1970. It quickly became a counterculture anthem. Written about Nash’s difficult relationship with his father, it features Jerry Garcia on pedal steel guitar. “Teach Your Children” was used in a 1970s public service message on television highlighting the negative aspect of nuclear testing and proliferation. The clip portrayed multiple nuclear explosions carried out by the United States. It was later used in several ads for Mondale/Ferraro ticket in the 1984 United States presidential election. It was also used as one of the songs in the 1971 British movie Melody. It also appeared on the show WKRP in Cincinnati on the episode “I Want to Keep My Baby”. The... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ Don’t you ever ask them why ... The one you’ll know by ... And feed them on your dreams

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