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Zager And Evans – In The Year 2525

August 5, 2009 | 1970, Group, Number 1

1969 is technically not the 70s, but every once in awhile I like to include some of the songs from that year since in some ways there is little difference between 1969 and 1970. At least in my opinion.

Rich Evans, the Evans of the duo, wrote the song in 1964 and it was originally released in 1967. It sat seldom played until a radio station in Odessa Texas popularized the song. RCA picked it up for nationwide release.

The song is full of warnings about the dangers of technology and the ways that the human race is dehumanized. It ends after 10 thousand years only to begin again in the Year 2525.

The song reached Number 1 in July of 1969 and was at that position when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin.

Denny Zager was the name of the other member of the duo. He is also the man behind Zager “EZ-Play” Guitars.

RCA proclaimed the group the next big thing, but In the Year 2525 was their only Top 40 hit. They are the only act to have their single Top 40 hit reach Number 1 in the US as well as in the UK.

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