BILLBOARD TOP 40 HITS 1971: #130: ‘ WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS LOVE/ ABRAHAM, MARTIN AND JOHN [MEDLEY]- TOM CLAY

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Billboard Top 40 Hits 1971: #130: ”What The World Needs Now Is Love/ Abraham, Martin and John [Medley]- Tom Clay. July 10, 1971.

  • Single: ‘What The World Needs Now Is Love/ Abraham, Martin and John [Medley]- Tom Clay
  • Record Company-Mowest
  • Genre: Pop, Spoken Word
  • Written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach
  • Time: 6:10
  • B-side: ‘The Victors’
  • Album-What The World Needs Now Is Love
  • Grade: B-
  • Peaked at #8 9 weeks in Billboard Hot 100.

Tom Clay was a DJ at KGBS in Los Angeles when he created this medley combining the Jackie DeShannon and Dion hits- and adding snippets of speeches by JFK, RFK, brother Ted Kennedy and Martin Luther King Jr. Predictably It would be the only Hot 100 Hit of Tom Clay’s career.

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