Era Inducted To: Radio Era
This folk classic remains a powerful anti-war favourite more than 50 years after it was written. It is the most famous song written by U.S.-born, naturalized Canadian folk singer Ed McCurdy. Toronto classical music station, 96.3 FM, plays a McCurdy version, complete with a children’s chorus, every Remembrance Day. The song became the title of his last widely distributed album of new material, released in 1976. The version with the children’s choir was featured on a limited edition release published in Canada in 1987, titled Thoughts After 60. McCurdy died peacefully in Halifax in 2000.
Cover Artists Include: Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, John Denver, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Simon and Garfunkel, Garth Brooks, Chad Mitchell Trio, Kingston Trio, Arlo Guthrie, The Limeliters, The Weavers, The Tarriers, and Richard Dreyfuss