🎧 Nineteen (The Real Thing)

Listened #8: Nineteen from ABC Radio National

Redgum’s ‘I was only 19’ united the Vietnam veteran’s movement in Australia.

The song tells the true story of an Australian soldier’s experience fighting in the Vietnam jungle.

But before Redgum could create an anthem that changed the national conversation, songwriter John Schumann would need to find a veteran willing to share their story.

I remember hearing John Schumann share part of this story at a HTAV Conference several years ago. I really like how Mike Williams and Timothy Nicastri have tied together so many of the different voices in this podcast.

via The J Files

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