Memory Lane: Easy Rider
It’s Sunday night and as usual, I’m surfing through YouTube looking for some nice music to end the week. I ran across this and just couldn’t resist.
I’m certainly no movie expert although I do watch my share of films. I just know what I like and what I don’t. It’s been amost 40 years since Easy Rider was released. I still enjoy the movie and its great soundtrack. Like Woodstock, Vietnam, Kent State, The Black Panthers, Mario Savio, The Beatles, and so many other people and events, I think Easy Rider helped define those times.
It was nominated for 10 awards including two Oscars and it won a few. It opens with the great Steppenwolf song, Born to be Wild. Here’s a video I found with a few of the other great songs from this memorable movie.