Friday, August 26, 2005

The Ink Is Black, The Page Is White, Together We Learn, To Read And Write

On this date (8/26) back in 1972, Three Dog Night’s “Black and White” made it’s chart debut. This song touting racial equality ended up atop the charts. A kind of “Why Can’t We All Just Get Along” song, the lighthearted touch certainly garnered major league exposure. According to Song-Facts, this was written by American Folk singer Earl Robinson in 1954 with lyricist David Arkin. The song was inspired by the US Supreme Court barring segregation in public schools. I had this 45rpm as a 12 year old, I think it was the cowbells that hooked me.

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