b. 1923, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. Victor Lundberg provided the inevitable response to the protest recordings of the mid-60s, ‘An Open Letter To My Teenage Son’. Lundberg was a former news reporter and radio announcer who owned a company which created radio and television commercials when, in 1967, he sought to address the current ‘generation gap’ with his patriotic spoken-word ‘letter’ addressing the youth of America on how to ‘straighten up and fly right’. Whether his words of advice were observed by the kids or their parents, enough copies of the single, on Liberty Records, sold to push it into the US Top 10.
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