Published on Sep 18, 2012 by TsDSeason2BJolly
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About the song:
“Turn! Turn! Turn! (to Everything There Is a Season)”, often abbreviated to “Turn! Turn! Turn!”, is a song adapted entirely from the Book of Ecclesiastes in the Bible (with the exception of the last line) and put to music by Pete Seeger in 1959. Seeger waited until 1962 to record his own version of it, releasing the song on his The Bitter and the Sweet album on Columbia Records.
“Turn! Turn! Turn!” was the third single by the American folk rock band The Byrds and was released on October 1, 1965 by Columbia Records (see 1965 in music). The song was also included on the band’s second album, Turn! Turn! Turn!, which was released on December 6, 1965. The Byrds’ single (b/w “She Don’t Care About Time”) is the most successful recorded version of the song, having reached #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 charts and #26 on the UK Singles Chart. The Byrds’ version distinguishes the song as the #1 pop hit with the oldest lyrics, dating back to the Book of Ecclesiastes. Many biblical scholars believe Ecclesiastes 1:1 implies King Solomon as the book’s author; thus, if true, giving Solomon (born c. 1011 BC) lyrical credit for a number one hit.
For additional info/text, please refer to;
Turn! Turn! Turn!
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4 thoughts on “Turn! Turn! Turn! – The Byrds”
Great song Angel, you know I’ve lived all those changes, but one and it looks like it time for that season!
Good song! 🙂
Shades of Ecclesiates.