Here’s a treat: John Denver and Mama Cass Elliott singing John’s composition. Peter, Paul and Mary had the bigger hit with it, but this is a heckuva version.
This comes from a 1999 compilation album entitled Sing America. It’s very good, but I can’t help thinking it was clearly released before the last 17 years of argument about what America is and what it should be, which has now brought us to Trump. Here’s the track listing: 1. Fanfare For The Common Man …
Here’s an old song. The first version I ever heard was by these wonderful people. Look! Bonus Coverage! The Hollies sang it too! I had no idea. This performance is after Graham Nash’s departure, but it’s interesting anyway.
I’ve always thought that was the subtle message behind this song, anyway, and no member of PPM has ever told me otherwise.