CHATTER AWAY: Overnight Open Thread

Playbill reports:

Billy Porter has released a new music video, covering the 1966 protest song “For What It’s Worth (Stop, Hey What’s That Sound).” The Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Pose Emmy winner combines his performance of the Buffalo Springfield song with viral footage surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement.

Written by Stephen Stills, “For What It’s Worth” was intended to be a response to the Sunset Strip curfew riots of 1966, which saw young people fighting back against police after local business owners had a curfew enacted on the Strip in Hollywood.

In the years since, the song’s lyrics have helped it become a classic and oft-used protest and anti-war song, with covers by Cher, The Staple Singers, and Rush.