But one group felt they had just the panacea society needed, and 130 of its members showed up in Reynolds Coliseum on this day 49 years ago with the solution — music.
Singout ’66 was a show “billed as a sing-out, speak-out musical endorsement of a patriotic and moral way of life,” according to The Technician, and it was associated with what was known as the Moral Rearmament movement. It was made up of high school and college students who toured the state during that year.
“In previews at a combined ROTC meeting in Riddick Stadium Tuesday and before state office workers at the State Legislature building earlier that day, Singout ’66 displayed an entertaining show of songs and testimonials to the goodness of moral living,” the paper reported. “Most of the musical arrangements in the show are compositions by its members and the staging and showmanship has been admired by many observers.”