Barry McGuire – Eve Of Destruction: Dunhill 4009

Barry McGuire - Eve Of Destruction
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Tracks on Dunhill 4009

Format: 7" vinyl
Label: Dunhill 4009
Released: 1965
UK Charts: 3
US Billboard: 1
SWE (Tio i Topp): 1
SWE (Kvällstoppen): 1
Other releases: RCA 47-9646

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A protest song about political issues of the ’60s, this was banned from many radio stations for its lyrics, but still managed to reach #1 in the US. The song was originally recorded by The Turtles, who released it on their first album earlier in 1965, but not as a single until 1970. McGuire’s version was recorded late at night as a rough take. His voice was raspy and tired, and it is said that he actually didn’t want to do the song.

Cover: RCA 47-9646

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