"Eve Of Destruction" led the US hit parade today in 1965

September 25, 2017

Barry McGuire was on top of the charts in the US 

with "Eve Of Destruction" on September 25th of 1965

McGuire was a former member of The New Christy Minstrels

 

Eve of Destruction was a protest song 

written by P. F. Sloan in mid-1964

The controversial doom and gloom theme of the record

was enough to have it banned from airplay

by some US radio stations

 

The accompanying musicians

were top-tier LA session players: 

P. F. Sloan on guitar

Hal Blaine of the Wrecking Crew on drums

Larry Knechtel on bass

Backing vocal musicians 

were members of The Grass Roots

 

 

 

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