FlinterFile: Edwin Starr- War
In 1970, Edwin Starr released a flaming protest against the Vietnam War. It would be one of the first political songs Motown released.The song was written by Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong, the hit writers for Motown. The song was recorded by the Temptations, but not released as a single. As people kept saying it would be a big hit, Berry Gordy, the boss of Motown, thought it would be a good idea to release the song as a single. However, he had other plans with the popular Temptations and gave the song to Edwin Starr, who did not have that much fans at the time. Once again the philosophy of Motown worked: it was a number 3 hit in the UK and number 1 in the US. Enjoy
Edwin Starr- War
Posted on May 4, 2016, in 1970-1979, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1970, barret strong, berry gordy, edwin starr, FlinterFiles Song Archive, hit, motown, Music, norman whitfield, number 1, seventies, temptations, war. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.