7-Inch History – EDWIN STARR With ‘WAR’ – No 1 In The USA This Day In 1970

7″ singles/sleeves/vinyl

29 August 2022

American singer/songwriter EDWIN STARR (born Charles Edwin Hatcher died in 2003, only 61) had his biggest hit with WAR. An anti-Vietnam song written by Motown artists Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong.

It topped the US Singles chart 51 years ago today, on 29 August 1970.

What did the world leaders learn 51 years
after Starr‘s warning? Absolutely nothing!
Fuck Putin and all war-greedy idiots.

EDWIN STARR: Bio – Discography

TOYAH And FRIPP Cover WAR By EDWIN STARR

29 March 2022

TOYAH and partner ROBERT FRIPP (King Crimson) started
their weekly Sunday Lunch Sessions as a fun pastime while
being locked up in their kitchen due to that nasty virus,
about 2 years ago.

And their hilarious video performances on the 7th day
of the week are still going strong on YouTube.

This past Sunday they picked, for obvious reasons,
the timeless classic WAR by EDIWN STARR.

To hell with Putin…

The original

TOYAH: Facebook

FUCK PUTIN!

24 February 2022

War, I despise
‘Cause it means destruction of innocent lives
War means tears to thousands of mother’s eyes
When their sons go off to fight
And lose their lives
I said, war, huh (good God, y’all)
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, just say it again
War (whoa), huh (oh Lord)
What is it good for?
Absolutely nothing, listen to me
It ain’t nothing but a heart-breaker
(War) Friend only to The Undertaker
Oh, war it’s an enemy to all mankind
The thought of war blows my mind
War has caused unrest
Within the younger generation
Induction then destruction
Who wants to die? Oh

WAR – What Is It Good For? Absolutely Nothing

Top singles from the past

21 January 2022

American singer/songwriter EDWIN STARR (born Charles Edwin Hatcher) would
have celebrated his 80th birthday today. He was born on 21 January 1942 in
Nashville, Tennesse.

He had his biggest hit with WAR in 1970. An anti-Vietnam song
written by Motown artists Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong.

What did the world leaders learn 51 years
after Starr‘s warning? Absolutely nothing!

Edwin Starr passed away in 2003. Only 61.