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What the World Needs Now…

La Crosse, WI, United States / Eagle 102.7
What the World Needs Now...

In 1965, a song written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach became a surprise hit for American singer Jackie DeShannon.  Nobody thought the song would do much, but “What the World Needs Now is Love” went to #7 on the Hot 100, and became one of the most covered and recorded songs in rock history.  Plus the song was the early anthem for the love generation and a war cry for the hippie movement.  Sadly today it’s pretty much a forgotten oldie…

 

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