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Edwin Starr Against the War

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Edwin Starr Against the War

Any list of Vietnam War protest songs must include the classic "War." In 1970, the track soared to No. 1 on the strength of Edwin Starr's powerful vocals and the song's no-nonsense message: "War – what is it good for? Absolutely nothing." It summed up the sentiments of a generation weary of a war that seemed like it would never end. And it made Edwin Starr's career – the song was the highlight of Starr’s 45 years of music-making.

Edwin Starr died 10 years ago today, on April 2, 2003. In his memory, we've got this one on repeat.



Written by Linnea Crowther