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In The Year 2525 In The Year 2525
by The Ovi Team
2017-08-22 09:27:22
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252501"In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)" by Evans—the monumental smash hit that ruled the charts and airwaves for nearly that entire summer before finally ending its run at #1 on August 22, 1969. And that when half a million kids piled into their cars for the long drive home from Woodstock.

Of the ponderously titled single hit that first entered the charts back in June of '69, Time-magazine said, "This futuristic ballad sounds as though it were composed by a computer at the Rand Corporation." In fact, it was composed by Richard (Rick) S. Evans, the biggest star ever to emerge from the Lincoln, Nebraska, motel-lounge circuit. With "In The Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)," Zager and Evans introduced a trippy, dystopian vision of an armless, foodless future that foretold of everything from environmental collapse to human cloning.

Zager and Evans never returned to the pop charts after their triumphant debut in the summer of '69. Nor did they ever explain what "Exordium and Terminus" meant. In their very brief career, however, they spent longer atop the pop charts (six weeks) than the aforementioned Hendrix et al. combined (0 weeks). Like so many stars whose hits have not stood the test of time, however, they have been nearly expunged from cultural memory.



    
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Rick Evans2013-08-26 22:17:10
Denny Zager wrote no part of "In the Year 2525." The song was written entirely, music & lyrics, and is owned by Richard (Rick) S. Evans, U.S. ©1968 #Eu-47617. Publisher: Zerlad Music. Verify: BMI.com (Broadcast Music, Inc.)


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