Best Decade To Live In America?

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Above is a poll shown on the CBS Sunday Morning TV Show 3-29-15.  A question that has been asked before, or in different ways, such as ‘What Is Your Favorite Decade?’.

THE ‘WINNER’ WAS ACTUALLY THE ’50s and ’60s when discounting roughly 50% of the 1990s and 1980s voters who were not even alive in the 1950s and 1960s though some of those actually voted for the earlier eras…. See orange copy below


The 60’s – one long Saturday afternoon during which there was real hope in the world.


– Yes, the 1960s, my favorite decade in the twentieth century, was the decade of my adolescence. But my preference for it, almost forty years later, has little to do with my personal feelings about it. In fact, I believe, quite strongly, that the 1960s was my favorite decade, in large measure, because it was the most important decade of the twentieth century in American history (with the possible exception of the period between 1914 and 1945).  – Thor


-Having grown up in the 1950s and 1960s it seems like everything changed after President Kennedy was assassinated – the good times and ‘happy days’ faded as an angrier tone took over – in the media, the music, the movies, and things have never really changed since. Still hoping one day we’ll see some return to a more civil, peaceful, harmonious time. But, I guess we can still call some of our own shots and live accordingly.  -BK

Two problems arise when trying to get accurate results from such a poll as CBS has run -without noting this for accuracy:

1) Most people tend to remember the more recent decades and younger folks, if allowed or who snuck in the poll, know little about the 1950s or 1960s except by what they’ve been told by a sometimes biased media.

2) Polls don’t necessarily account for key variables, such as that a person should really have had to live during all decades to accurately answer the question.


So, as a result of these often unaccounted variables, you will normally see results slanted favorably toward more recent times, as we see above.

Nonetheless, it’s intersting to see that the longest ago decade, the 1950s, polls higher than the more recent 1960s and 1970s.

People gave the 1950s higher ratings for the relative peace during the period and the advent of the new rock and roll music.  The 1980s and 1990s were favored for generally good economic times. The 1960s and 1970s weren’t without their positive callings, too, including the prosperous, ‘happy days’ of the early 60s Kennedy Era.


Father of Rock and Roll CHUCK BERRY Gone At 90


Six years ago it was a health scare – Chuck Berry had fainted from exhaustion. This time it was final. What many say was the most important figure in the development of rock and roll passed away today, unresponsive to paramedics called on the scene.

Berry was in the process of recording his first studio album in 30 years at the time of his passing.  Beneficiaries of Berry’s work are already noting Berry’s importance including JOHN FOGERTY and KEITH RICHARDS, who produced an album, HAIL HAIL ROCK AND ROLL with Berry in tribute to the man.


Chuck Berry Health Scare Brings Rock Icon Back in News


Earlier today Chuck Berry’s representatives issued a terse statement on Chuck’s condition:

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Due to exhaustion, Mr. Berry was unable to complete his scheduled performance in Chicago at the Congress Theatre January 1, 2011. However, he is fine and has returned to his home near St. Louis.

That’s the entire statement! Chuck had played B.B King’s Club in New York the night before, but from the git go had trouble with his band in Chicago the next night. Chuck’s next gig is scheduled for the 19th of this month at a club in his hometown of St. Louis where he regularly performs. As of now, that date is still on.

All we can do is hope it was just exhaustion and send our prayers and good thoughts his way.

  • courtesy KOOL 94.5 FM RADIO

Chuck Berry In Concert – January 1, 2011

CHICAGO – JANUARY 01: Chuck Berry returns to the stage after collapsing at the Congress Theater on January 1, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)

Chuck Berry returns home after

health scare

We hate to see it take a health issue to bring perhaps the leading living legend of Rock & Roll back to the public eye, but 84-year-young Chuck Berry started off the year with a bang. Reports have him slumping over his piano, reportedly due to exhaustion, then having to cancel the concert and return home January 1.

By JIM SALTER , 01.03.11, 12:27 PM EST

ST. LOUIS — Chuck Berry, who fell ill with exhaustion and was escorted from stage during a Chicago concert this weekend, has returned home to suburban St. Louis, a close friend of the rock-and-roll legend said Monday.

The 84-year-old performer did not require hospitalization and Berry’s friend, Joe Edwards, said he appeared to have fully recovered.

“I think it was just exhaustion,” Edwards said, noting that Berry played two shows in New York on New Year’s Eve, then flew to Chicago where he played at the Congress Theater on Saturday night.

“I think by the time the concert in Chicago got near the end he just got tired,” he said.

Berry’s agent, Dick Alen, said in an e-mail to The Associated Press that the singer “feels tired but good.”

Edwards said Berry returned to his home in Wentzville, Mo., on Sunday afternoon, and that he is feeling well enough to prepare for a Jan. 19 concert at Blueberry Hill in University City, Mo. Berry has performed monthly concerts at the popular bar and restaurant that Edwards owns since 1996.

Associated Press

From New World Encyclopedia

Chuck Berry
Berry in Örebro, Sweden on July 18, 2007.

Berry in Örebro, Sweden on July 18, 2007.
Background information
Birth nameCharles Edward Anderson Berry
BornOctober 18 1926 (1926-10-18) (age 84)
St. Louis, Missouri, USA
Genre(s)Rock and roll
Occupation(s)Guitarist, Songwriter
Instrument(s)Guitar, Vocals
Years active1955 – present
Notable instrument(s)
Gibson ES-335
Gibson ES-125

Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry (born October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American guitarist, singer, and songwriter. In terms of performance, song-writing, and guitar playing, Berry is considered one of, if not the greatest of the pioneer rock-and-roll artists. His catalog of early rock hits includes some of the most iconic

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