This Friday’s song is “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” by the Hollies. This ballad was written by Bobby Scott and Bob Russell. The title originated from a book in 1884 and later became the slogan for Boystown. The Hollies’ recording, sung by Allan Clarke and which featured Elton John on piano, was released in the UK in September 1969 and in the US in December that year.
I was in my sophomore year at St. John’s Prep in Danvers, MA. I was living on campus that year in Ryken Hall which was taken down several years later. That year, a human being walked on the moon for the first time. In December 1969, the Boeing 747 made its first flight and ARPENET became a reality. The Dick Cavett Show was launched to compete with The Tonight Show. Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, was born.
Hope you enjoy!