Solicited by Eugene Goossens, conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Inspired by Vice President Henry Wallace's speech "Century Of The Common Man".
Emerson, Lake & Palmer [n°2 UK and on live lp Works Vol 1; ELP also adopted Copland's Hoedown, on the Trilogy album ('72); Copland was pleased: "Finally something's been done with my music"]
Rolling Stones [intro live lp Love You Live]
Queen [part of the main melody and stomping rhythm throughout stadion anthem We Will Rock You]
Copland also used this short piece in the final movement of his Third Symphony.