ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN

Latest update on 09/08/2016

Artist: Dion
Author: Dick Holler
Label: Laurie
Year: 1968

Top 5 US. About Abraham Lincoln, Dr. Martin Luther King and John F. Kennedy. Written the day after Robert Kennedy was murdered. The demo was cut on The Royal Guardsmen of Snoopy vs The Red Baron fame, which was written by the same author (Dick Holler).

Covers:

1969:

Smokey Robinson & The Miracles [hit US]

1969:

Moms Mabley [hit US]

1969:

Andy Williams [personal friend of Robert Kennedy; sang Battle Hymn Of The Republic at his funeral]

1969:

Wilson Pickett [as Cole, Cooke & Redding]

1969:

Hearts Of Soul

1969:

Charles Brown

1970:

Marvin Gaye [top 10 UK; was also murdered]

1970:

Dick Holler [author]

1970:

Cliff Richard

1971:

Tom Clay [in medley with What The World Needs Now; top 10 US]

1971:

Aunt Mary [as Jimi, Janis & Brian]

1972:

Ray Charles

1977:

Roy Buchanan [at the end of Hey Joe on his Live In Japan album, as a tribute to Jimi Hendrix]

1978:

Harry Belafonte

1981:

Bob Dylan [live; his John was recently murdered John Lennon]

1991:

Lavine Hudson

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