Dick Weissman

In the early ’60s, folk music experienced a pop breakthrough with the Kingston Trio’s “Tom Dooley.” The No. 1 single was traditional—basic acoustic guitar and banjo accompaniment, straightforward [...]

Up with People

In 1965, the first public Up with People shows were performed. Brothers Steve, Paul and Ralph Colwell had hooked up with Blanton Belk and Herb Allen to create Up with People as an alternative to [...]