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Groovy Friday – What Is It Good For?

Judging from the dancers, this clip probably dates from 1970-71.

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It’s Friday!

Edwin Starr secured his place in pop music history with his #1 1970 anti-Vietnam War hit “War.”

He started his musical career in Cleveland fronting his own Doo-Wop Group, The Future Tones.  He later moved to Detroit and scored his first minor hit for Motown in 1964 with “Agent Double-O-Soul.”

I love that song.

Much later in the late 70s, he recorded a minor disco hit “(Eye to Eye) Contact,” but “War” and this song are his biggest hits.   In 1968, “25 Miles” reached #6 on both the Hot 100 and R&B charts.

Starr continued to play blues and soul in his adopted home of England until his death in 2003.

Judging from the dancers, this clip probably dates from 1970-71.  They look like a quartet of dancing Marcia Bradys.

Have a groovy weekend!

André Dupuy

Andre Dupuy is the youngest of five children, a fourth-generation Californian and he knows how to drive a Model-T Ford.

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