Tom Lehrer, songwriter and satirist
If you think of protest songs then you may think back to the 1960s. Here is a link to a Wikipedia entry on Tom Lehrer. He had retired from touring by the early 60s and was then songwriter for the American version of "That was the Week That Was". It has been said that he decided that satire was dead after Kissinger was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1973.
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