1960's Protest Music Abraham, Martin, and John

Who is the artist? - The artist is Dion

What is the name of the Song? - The title of the song is " Abraham, Martin, and John

When was it recorded/released? - It was released inĀ August of 1968

Important Lyrics- Has anybody here seen my old friend Abraham?

Can you tell me where he's gone?

He freed a lot of people,

But it seems the good die young,

But I just looked around and he's gone.

Didn't you love the things that they stood for?

Didn't they try to find some good for you and me?

And we'll be free.

Someday soon, it's gonna be

One day.

What do you think the lyrics of the song mean? - The lyrics are a tribute to Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and John and Robert Kennedy. They were all assassinated for trying to change America for the better.

What other (if any) famous songs do they sing? - Other famous work by him are the singles "Runaround Sue" , "The Wanderer", "Ruby Baby" , and "Lovers Who Wander".

How do they relate to or reflect the time period?- They relate to the time period because during this time , The Civil Rights Movement and protests for many other rights were going on. Violence was often used, so this song reflects on all the leaders that tried to help the movements.

What is taking place in history when the song was recorded or popular?- Reiterated above- The Civil Rights Movement

What was the overall inspiration and message of the lyrics of the song?- The message of the song was to give a tribute to Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and John and Robert Kennedy. It was also a way to tell the people that things are still not okay and that hopefully one day the will be.

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