Dion – Abraham, Martin And John: Laurie 3464

Dion - Abraham, Martin And John
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Tracks on Laurie 3464

Format: 7" vinyl
Country: US
Label: Laurie 3464
Released: 1968
UK Charts:
US Billboard: 4
SWE (Tio i Topp):
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Other releases: London HLP 10229

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A Tribute to Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and John F. Kennedy written by Dick Holler. Dion had a rough time in the mid-sixties with drug problems and was without a record deal when his old label from the 1950s offered him Dick Holler’s song of martyrdom. It was a big hit in U.S. (#4) and Dion’s 9th top 10 hit, but Dion’s version passed rather unnoticed in Europe, instead Marvin Gaye’s version reached #9 on the british charts (May, 1970).

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