Turn! Turn! Turn!

One of my favorite old music groups is The Byrds. I love the sweet sound of that Rickenbacker electric 12-string and the gorgeous harmonies. My favorite Byrds song is “Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season.) The lyrics for the song, with the exception of two lines, were written by King Solomon who ruled Israel from 970 to 931 BC. These lyrics were put to music in 1959 by folk musician Pete Seeger, who added the lines, “turn, turn, turn” and, “I swear it’s not too late.” These extra lyrics have taken on an apocalyptic significance in our 21st century world, and specifically in America. [Read more...]