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Drugs-Rock Music #201984

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 09, 1969
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(Studio) Diane Linkletter, 20, kills self on October 4. Her father, Art, charges popular songs lead young to see joy, not danger, in drugs. Report on connection.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(No Location Given) "Don't Bogart That Joint" played; its meaning explained. Pop concert shown. Diane Linkletter killed self after taking LSD.
REPORTER: David Culhane (KRLD-TV)

(No Location Given) [Art. LINKLETTER - says top 40 records are ad for joys of drug-taking. Music reproduces effects of drug trips.]
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(No Location Given) [Rock Music Critic Richard GOLDSTEIN - says can't think of any song that advocates drug-taking. It's passe.] FM stations tend to play such songs more than AM stations "A Little Help From My Friends" played and discussed; as is "Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds." Beatles say latter does not stand for LSD. "I Want to Take You Higher," by Sly and the Family Stone played. "Mother's Little Helper," by Rolling Stones, about pills. "The Pusher" with refrain, "D--- the pusher man," is 1 of antidrug records.
REPORTER: David Culhane

(No Location Given) [Art. LINKLETTER - quotes some of lyrics involving drugs. Talks about "The Jefferson Airplane."] "The Jefferson Airplane" sings song. [Art. LINKLETTER - explains their lyrics.] [Airplane Singer Grace SLICK - says pills in songs could be any kind of pills. Phrase "feed your head" could mean LSD or learning.] Dancing to Sly and the Family Stone song shown.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall

(No Location Given) [Syndicated D.J. ROSKO - says songs didn't cause insecurity. If you're involved with drugs, you'll see the connection. You won't if you're not.] [YOUTH - says singers and groups influence youth to take drugs.] 1 rock music critic says if youth can understand culture, they may be able to cope with it.
REPORTER: David Culhane

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Culhane, David;
Duvall, Jed
Duration:
00:09:00

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