Abraham, Martin And John (3:21)

Cover of The Essential Dion

From The Essential Dion and 35 other releases

“Abraham, Martin & John” is a 1968 song written by Dick Holler and first recorded by Dion. It is a tribute to the memories of icons of social change, Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy and Robert F. Kennedy. It was written as a response to the assassinations of King and the younger Kennedy in April and June 1968.


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  • Rock_n_Robin

    Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, and John F. Kennedy were three of my heroes...still are. This was a great tribute then, and it holds up...and if you haven't heard a mono 45rpm record before, now you know how good the sound is now, even though vinyl, done right, has a warmer sound.

    19 Nov 2013 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    Or try "Cole,Cooke & Redding" by Wilson Pickett. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39kEKwnNpOc

    5 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Docfc

    Try "Arlington" by country star Trace Adkins; similar motif.

    19 Sep 2013 Reply
  • philliebird

    gets me right in the gut. not very many songs like this one.

    18 Jul 2013 Reply
  • gdcman

    Aint a better song or version. Dion had it going on during this time period.

    8 Nov 2012 Reply
  • jetgar

    GOOD OLD SONG....;-)

    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • oldiesfanjohn

    Timeless,very poignant doesn't begin to describe how I feel about this song..I grew up in this era where all our. Leaders were getting picked off and disillusionment ruled the day... Sloppy sentiment,my ass!

    22 Jul 2012 Reply
  • BlueOclock

    Hmmmmm......there is an android amongst us! Wonderful song.

    2 Jul 2012 Reply
  • maggiegus

    too many greats r gone................ miss em.............

    21 Jun 2011 Reply
  • MathiasWilly

    endlich höre ich diesen Titel wieder ... diese Stimmung habe ich nie vergessen

    23 Oct 2009 Reply
  • tellok

    His sentiment is understandable given the time it was recorded in, and therefore worthy. Great recording even it had been hummed. Just a brilliant career overall.

    9 Apr 2009 Reply
  • daterecd

    I haven't heard this song in ages. It always made me cry...as it is now. :-(

    28 Mar 2009 Reply
  • edumoho

    todo corazon

    25 Mar 2009 Reply
  • rangerblue52

    very powerful song

    5 Mar 2009 Reply
  • therottingstrip

    you're sloppy.

    19 Jan 2009 Reply
  • Blau-Knox

    Nice Hammond organ. Poignant.

    4 Jan 2009 Reply
  • sapphire333

    reminds me of days gone by

    8 Dec 2008 Reply
  • lihei

    Yes, sloppy sentiment.

    25 Nov 2008 Reply
  • fakehead

    sloppy sentiment?

    26 Sep 2008 Reply
  • ElectricSoul921

    It's amazing how diverse he could be.

    12 Jun 2008 Reply
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