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Zager & Evans ~ 1969 ~ In The Year 2525 + 1970 ~ Zager & Evans
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wikipedia: Zager and Evans was a Lincoln, Nebraska, rock-pop duo of the late 1960s and early 1970s named after its two members, Denny Zager and Rick Evans. They are best known for their 1969 hit single "In the Year 2525".
Zager and Evans met at Nebraska Wesleyan University, and they were joined by drummer Danny Schindler (later of the Benders) in the seminal Nebraska band the Eccentrics, until Schindler's tour of Vietnam in 1965.
As Zager and Evans, the duo were backed by Mark Dalton, also a Nebraska native, on bass. Their first drummer, Paul Maher, was later replaced by another Nebraskan, Dave Trupp. Trupp and Dalton were also the rhythm section in the popular Liberation Blues Band and backed Evans on some solo demo material prior to Zager and Evans's recording of "In the Year 2525" in 1968.
"In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)" was written exclusively, music & lyrics, by Richard (Rick) S. Evans. It was registered with the performing rights organization Broadcast Music, Inc. The song warned of the dangers of technology, portraying a future in which the human race was destroyed by its own technological and medical innovations. The last stanza of the song suggests mankind undergoes a continuing cycle of birth, death and rebirth.
"In the Year 2525" hit number one on the Hot 100 in 1969. It claimed the #1 spot for six weeks. It also topped the charts in the UK. It was number one on July 20, 1969, in the United States, the date of the first manned moon landing, by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. It continued to top the charts while the Woodstock Music Festival was going on. It was nominated for a special Hugo Award that same year. It sold over four million copies by 1970 and was awarded a gold disc by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in July 1969.
The song was originally written in 1964 and recorded and released in 1968 on the Truth Records label. After radio stations in Lincoln and Omaha turned the record into a regional "break-out" hit record, RCA Records signed the duo and rereleased the song nationwide. They also immediately recorded a follow-up album of the same name, again using Trupp and Dalton as the primary rhythm section. Sales of the original hit recording (including singles sales, album usage and compilation inclusions) now total over 10 million units worldwide. The B-side of the original single was "Little Kids".
01. In the Year 2525 3:17
02. Woman 1:23
03. Bayoan 2:23
04. I Remember Heide 2:20
05. Fred 3:38
06. Cary Lynn Javes 2:56
07. Less Than Tomorrow 2:27
08. Taxi Man 3:15
09. Self 2:08
10. In the Land of Green 4:12
11. Overture 5:07
12. In My House 3:10
13. During REM 3:52
14. Reginald Ludwig 3:32
15. The Plastic Park 3:03
16. The Candy Machine 3:07
17. Mister Turnkey 2:30
18. She Never Sleeps Beside Me 2:47
19. Crutches 4:50
20. Listen to the People 3:14
21. Nell'Anno 2033 (Italian) 3:24
22. Donna (Italian) 1:21
23. Mr. Turnkey (Single Version) 2:25
24. Little Kids 2:52
25. Help One Man Today 3:10
26. Yeah 3 Squared 2:49
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