Listen to the best songs of the ’50s and ’60s folk era

“John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind (My Music)” focuses on the greatest singers and songwriters of the classic 1950s and 1960s folk era.  Presented by the lead singer of The Lovin’ Spoonful (“Do You Believe In Magic”), “Folk Rewind” features a treasure trove of historical footage that has not been seen in over four decades and new performances by artists who are still appearing in concert today. The special airs on Arizona PBS on Sunday, June 7 at 3 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m.

MORE: Support Arizona PBS and get the CD/DVD set.

The latest installment in the “My Music” series, “Folk Rewind” highlights include a Pete Seeger and Judy Collins duet on Seeger’s iconic adaptation of “Turn, Turn, Turn,” Harry Belafonte’s hit “Jamaica Farewell,” Trini Lopez’s version of “If I Had a Hammer” and Bobby Darin’s heartfelt  “Simple Song of Freedom.”

Among the beloved folk groups represented in vintage footage are The Kingston Trio (“Where Have All the Flowers Gone”), The New Christy Minstrels (“Green, Green”), The Limeliters (“There’s a Meeting Here Tonight”), The Serendipity Singers (“Crooked Little Man”) and The Brothers Four (“Green Fields”). In addition, The Highwaymen and The Rooftop Singers present their million-selling number one hits “Michael” and “Walk Right In.”

Stirring new performances on stage are offered by more folk legends. The original Chad Mitchell Trio reunite for Bob Dylan’s anthem “Blowin’ in the Wind” and Roger McGuinn of The Byrds offers an encore of “Turn, Turn, Turn.”  Barry McGuire sings his 1965 chart-topper “The Eve of Destruction” and Jesse Colin Young of The Youngbloods performs the generation-defining hit “Get Together.”

Sponsor message:

Sponsor message:

Sign up to receive the Arizona PBS Insider

Get up-to-the-minute information about your favorite programs and learn more about Arizona PBS news and events.

165 art shows you can watch right now (no membership required!)

All of these shows are available to watch right now without a membership. Just click the links and press play. Or better yet, find them in the free PBS Video app for your Roku, Apple TV, Samsung Smart TV, Fire TV Stick, phone or tablet.

'Nova' delivers stories from the front lines of science

"Nova" explores new discoveries and how we have come this far on Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on Arizona PBS.

An all-female detective agency is on the case in 'Frankie Drake Mysteries'

Set in Toronto in the 1920s, a time when women could not become official police officers, the city's only all-female private detective agency takes on the cases the police don't dare touch. "Frankie Drake Mysteries" comes to Arizona PBS airs on Thursdays, starting April 9 at 8 p.m.