1970 The 5th Dimension – Save The Country (US:#27)

“Save the Country” is a song written by Laura Nyro, first released by her as a single in 1968. Nyro released another version of the song on her 1969 album New York Tendaberry.

Nyro was inspired to write the song after the June 5, 1968 assassination of Robert Kennedy. The most successful version was performed by The 5th Dimension. It reached #10 on the U.S. adult contemporary chart, #24 in Canada, #27 on the Billboard Hot 100, and #79 in Australia in 1970. It was featured on their 1970 album Portrait. The song was produced by Bones Howe and arranged by Bill Holman, Bob Alcivar, and Howe.

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Musicians

BassJoe Osborn
DrumsHal Blaine
VocalsFlorence LaRue
VocalsLamonte McLemore
VocalsMarilyn McCoo
VocalsRon Townson
VocalsBilly Davis Jr

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Produced By

Bones Howe

Songwriters

Laura Nyro

Charts

US:#27
UK:# –