RIP Odetta Gordon – Folk Music Singer and Civil Rights Activist

Odetta Gordon passed away on Tuesday at 77. She was called “the Queen of American Folk Music” by Martin Luther King Jr. She was also a civil rights activist and sang at the March on Washington in August 1963 and marched with King in Selma.

Odetta had a great influence on Bob Dylan, Janice Joplin, Joan Baez, among many others.

You can hear a clip of Odetta singing “Waterboy” in the YouTube video below…

Rest in Peace Odetta…

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2 Responses to “RIP Odetta Gordon – Folk Music Singer and Civil Rights Activist”

  1. Clive Says:

    A nice site…………………….I shall return

    Best wishes for Christmas from the UK

  2. Lisa Says:

    Thanks! Have a lovely holiday!

    -Mama Lisa

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