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In October 1962 Russian ships armed with nuclear missiles headed for Cuba to threaten the Americans with land based weapons. President Kennedy was faced with a shocking dilemma - let them reach Cuba and be forced to give in to demands from Communist Castro and Soviet Krushchev, or stop them and risk World War III. He gambled with a blockade of Cuba by US warships, and eventually the Russians backed down.
This crisis on which the world stared into the abyss of total war inspired A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall - a timely, timeless classic, anti-war song.
"Where have you been, my blue eyed son?... what did you see?... what did you hear?... who did you meet?... what’ll you do now, my blue eyed son..."