If you are a copyright owner and believe that your copyrighted works have been used in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, here is our DMCA Notice.

« Faust live at WFMU Fest in Brooklyn 10/1/09 (MP3's) | Main | Alvin and the... Squirrels (MP3's) »

February 07, 2010

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451c29169e201287760d5a2970c

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference The Richard Nixon - Ray Conniff Incident (1972):

Comments

Walter

Thank you for this piece of history unknown to me so far. I think that more peopel are needed to show this courage if we want to change the world to the better. It really makes me feel proud to belong to the generation of the 68.

Many thanks from switzerland

Aaron

Hey even Nixon thought Ray Conniff was "square". Wow, thats just great. In those days they never did background checks apparently. Good for her. Now if only this happened after Watergate!

bartleby

Wow impressive, especially by comparison to presidential event crashers these days who seem to consider getting on TV for doing so an end rather than a means.

bartleby

I guess a modern-day equivalent would be this gentleman:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0LHtgzqTo0

http://www.couragetoresist.org/x/content/view/800/1/

Grant

Wow. Thanks so much for this.

Kevin MacNutt

Leave it to Richard Nixon to be a Ray Coniff fan. "Ma, He's Making Eyes At Me" is about a far from a protest song as you could get.

Fred

I understand that Nixon didn't care too much for Ray Siliconiff, though.

buenos aires real estate

Always interesting posts, congrats for the great results.

Ivy

Wow, good for the lady (I'm not sure how to spell her name.) She had guts. As for Nixon's musical taste.... well, he said it perfectly: the Ray Conniff singers were the equivalent of the Reader's Digest.

Ivy

Was this the video in which Nixon commented on the incident? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AS1_JGX3jVY

Tamarastar

What's interesting is that my dad, Ray, actually had John Lennon's "Imagine" in the music books that night. His music may have been considered "square" by some, but his arrangements were nothing but. And, he managed to have a 60-year career in music, no small feat.

kuppajava

There's a great article from about ten years ago discussing this incident called Richard Nixon and the Oobie-Doobie Girl. Thank you for your brave stand Carole Feraci!!

tomasz.

wow. great stuff.

eclectik

Nixon - a disgusting man.
Almost as bad are those artists, like Mr. Conniff, who, instead of questioning power,challenging injustice and promoting peace and democracy, simply are in the pay of corrupt power brokers, echoing and amplifying their bloody propaganda.
Sickening.

Account Deleted

Love Systems has never preached that you have to be "the best" to succeed. That would be pretty hard for us to be consistent with anyway, They can't all be the best. But they can all be very, very good. And that comes from being at your best...or being your best self. Maybe those words are what's causing the confusion?
replica watches

Lucio Leite de Oliveira

I don't speak english, I speak portuguese. voces são uanderful, bealtiful.

Lucio Leite de Oliveira

I will liked que voces me conhececem pessoalmente, my adress:
Rua (street)Francisco Pinhaneli Neto nº (Number) 214.
Jardim Furlan.
Santa Bárbara D.oeste - SP.
BRAZIL.
CEP: 13-451-199

ROxy

Ive been blessed to meet this woman and have a relationship she is till the same spunky person

Luiz

@Roxy

Hey man, what is she doing nowadays? She deserves applause. I just learn about the events and I am googling to find info about her, but haven't found much so far...

cheers

Ted McCarron

Who is that worthless bitch? She basically sided with Communist genocide that night. She cared nothing for human rights. If she had she would have condemned the Communists for attaching South Vietnam.

Rowby

Here's Ray Coniff's group singing the complete "Ma -- He's Making Eyes at Me".
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNWQ1pzkMp8

Ed Borden

oddly enough, Nixon was the one president since Vietnam started who actually put effort into ending it. He worked tirelessly w/ the south vietnamese govt to make arrangements to extract troops whereas Kennedy started our involvement there and LBJ escalated it. So, idiotic displays like this, were counterintuitive.

The comments to this entry are closed.