7-Inch History – One Hit Wonder BARRY McGUIRE Highly Relevant Again

Great 7″ singles/sleeves/vinyl from the past

4 November 2022

Artist: Barry McGuire – American artist born 87 years
ago today in Oklahoma City. Happy birthday!

Single: Eve Of Destruction

Written by: singer-songwriter P.F. Sloan in 1964, covered
by many with McGuire’s version the most successful.

Note: The song refers to lots of social issues of the (mid)sixties,
including the Vietnam War, the threat of nuclear war, the Civil Rights
Movement,
turmoil in the Middle East, and the American space
program. Some American radio stations banned it.

Released: August 1965 – 57 years ago
Score: #1 in the UK and #3 in the US

Don’t you understand, what I’m trying to say?
And can’t you feel the fears I’m feeling today?
If the button is pushed, there’s no running away,
There’ll be no one to save with the world in a grave,
Take a look around you, boy, it’s bound to scare you, boy,
And you tell me over and over and over again my friend,
Ah, you don’t believe we’re on the eve of destruction

BARRY McGUIRE: Bio

7-Inch History – GRAHAM PARKER & THE RUMOUR

Great 7″ inches/sleeves/vinyl from the past

24 July 2022

Artist: GRAHAM PARKER And THE RUMOUR

Who: Fervid singer/songwriter born in London
71 years ago and his backing band.

Active: 1975-present / 20+ studio and live LPs

Song: HEY LORD DON’T ASK ME QUESTIONS
Originally released in 1976, on the Howling Wind LP,
remixed 2 years later and released as a single
from The Parkerilla album.

C’mon, lord Parker…

GRAHAM PARKER: Bio – Discography