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40 years ago today

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by EStreetJoe, May 4, 2010.

  1. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    National Guard shoots kills 4 at Kent State. (Thanks to those that pointed out my mistake in rushing to add that one line above the links)



  2. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Which was, of course, the impetus for
  3. part-timer

    part-timer Member

    A professor I had in college was there and was roommates with one of the four killed. Ironically, the roommate was actually ROTC.
  4. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    This is still a very touchy subject in the region to put it lightly.
  5. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    They shot more than four.
  6. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Yeah, it was four KILLED.

    Gary Pinkel and Nick Saban were both football players at Kent State back then. Here's a couple of stories about their memories of that day:



    And Joe, thanks for the links, especially the first one. I love reading first-day news accounts of big events like that.

    Also FT, I remember seeing an interview with David Crosby on the 30th anniversary of Kent State. He said that a couple of days after the shooting, one of the CSNY guys came by the place they all hung out back in those days and brought the Newsweek featuring the famous Kent State photo on the cover.

    Crosby said Young grabbed the magazine and his guitar, walked outside toward the woods, and came back a half-hour later with "Ohio" written.
  7. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    I'll take a wild guess and say it'll be a touchy subject here, too.

    Also among the students on the Kent State campus that day: Jack Lambert and the members of Devo.
  8. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I wanna say Chrissy Hynde was also a KSU student at the time.
  9. Bob Cook

    Bob Cook Active Member

    Joe Walsh wasn't going to Kent State, but I believe he was living in Kent at the time.
  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Slight correction --- Pinkel was a high school senior living in nearby Akron at the time, but he had already committed to play football at Kent State at the time of the shooting.
  11. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    As I remember it, she was talking about being on campus during half term when the shootings happened.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    One of the most powerful images of my (long) lifetime.

    I heard CSNY perform "Ohio" live for the first time about a month later at the Fillmore East.
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