50 years ago today on November 22nd, 1963, then-president John F. Kennedy (46) was assassinated while campaigning in Dallas, Texas accompanied by his wife Jackie, Texas governor John Connally, and his wife Nellie Connally. Here is a playlist of 10 songs to remember those fatal six seconds in Dallas:
"Oh, the day John Kennedy died / I remember where I was that day, I was upstate in a bar / the team from the university was playing football on tv / then the screen want dead and the announcer said, ‘there’s been a tragedy / there are unconfirmed reports the president’s been shot / and he may be dead or dying’"
"My mother cried / when President Kennedy died / she said ‘it was the communists’ / but I knew better"
"He was in Dallas town / from a sixth floor window a gunner shot him down / he died in Dallas town / he never knew my name, he never knew my name / though I never met him I knew him just the same / oh, he was a friend of mine / leader of a nation for such a precious time"
"I shouted out, ‘who killed the Kennedys?’ / when after all / it was you and me"
"Like that day John F. Kennedy was assassinated in broad day / by the greatest lunatic with a gun / who just happened to work on the same block in the library book depository / where the President would go for a little Friday stroll / shots fired from the Grassy Knoll"
"JFK blown away, what else do I have to say?"
"I was born the day they shot JFK"
This song comes off the EP called Second Shooter. The album consists of five songs all based off the assassination of JFK featuring other songs called “Jackie” and “The Grassy Knoll”
One of JFK’s favorite songs. He often played Sinatra’s music in the White House. Sunny, clear blue skies became synonymous with "Kennedy weather" because of this song.
One of JFK’s more famously known favorite songs; only after his death did it become widely known. A week after JFK’s assassination, Jackie told author Theodore H. White it was "the song he loved best… they’ll be great presidents again, but they’ll never be another Camelot"
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