CPTV Presents the Sounds of the 60s in LEGENDS OF FOLK: THE VILLAGE SCENE
Premieres Sunday, August 7 at 8 p.m. on CPTV
HARTFORD, Conn. (August 4, 2011) – Hosted by Noel Paul Stookey of Peter, Paul & Mary, Legends of Folk: The Village Scene – premiering Sunday, August 7 at 8 p.m. on Connecticut Public Television (CPTV) –celebrates the folk era in Greenwich Village in the 1960s.
The epicenter of the folk, folk-rock and singer-songwriter movements, the Village, with its cafes and coffee houses, shaped one of the most important periods in American music. Legends of Folk: The Village Scene features rare and stunning performances by Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Peter, Paul & Mary, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, Richie Havens, The Lovin’ Spoonful, The Mamas and the Papas, Don McLean, Neil Diamond, and others singing their best-loved songs and more.
Capturing not only the magic of the music but its inextricable link to the downtown New York Village locale, Legends of Folk: The Village Scene features newly filmed interviews with Peter Yarrow, Tom Paxton, Michelle Phillips, Don McLean, John Sebastian, Maria Muldaur and John Cohen.
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