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  .
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Background [ edit ]
Nyro was inspired to write the song after the June 5, 1968
assassination of Robert Kennedy.
5th Dimension recording [ edit ]
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 , and #79 in Billboard Hot 100 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.
Other versions [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Laura Nyro, "Save the Country" single release Retrieved January 20, 2015
^ Kort, Michelle. It references both the death of Senator Kennedy and his brother, President John F. Kennedy, in the third verse: "Come on people! Sons and mothers, Keep the dream of the two young brothers, Gonna take that dream and ride that dove."
Soul Picnic: The Music and Passion of Laura Nyro. New York: St. Martin's Press, p. 65.
The 5th Dimension, "Save the Country" Chart Positions Retrieved January 19, 2015
The 5th Dimension, Retrieved January 19, 2015 Portrait
The 5th Dimension, "Save the Country" single release Retrieved January 19, 2015
Thelma Houston, "Save the Country" Canadian Chart Position Retrieved January 19, 2015
Thelma Houston, "Save the Country" U.S. Chart Position Retrieved January 19, 2015
Roberta Flack, "Artbound Presents Studio A" Retrieved June 30, 2015