The Spokesmen

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The Spokesmen were an American pop music trio. They scored a hit single in the U.S. in 1965 with the tune "Dawn of Correction", which was a patriotic answer record to Barry McGuire's protest song, "Eve of Destruction". The song was written by the group's members, John Medora, David White and Ray Gilmore, who was a long time radio personality at WIBG (Wibbage) 990AM in Philadelphia, Pa. The tune hit #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. They also released a cover version on a 45 rpm of the Beatles' "Michelle" on Decca Records that got significant airplay on WIBG.[1]

Co-composers White and Medora had previously co-written several hit singles, including "At the Hop" for Danny and the Juniors, "You Don't Own Me" for Lesley Gore and "1-2-3" for Len Barry.





  • August 1965: “The Dawn of Correction” / “For You Babe”
  • November 1965: “It Ain’t Fair” / “Have Courage, Be Careful”
  • December 1965: “Michelle” / “Better Days Are Yet to Come”
  • May 1966: “Today's the Day” / “Enchante”
  • November 1966: “I Love How You Love Me” / “Beautiful Girl”
  • 1967: “Flashback” / “Mary Jane”



  1. ^ The Spokesmen at
  2. ^ The Dawn of Correction at Discogs
  3. ^ The Spokesmen’s discography at