It was first released on March 12, 1971 in the U.K. and 10 days later in the U.S. It was written by John Lennon in the same quick manner he wrote “Give Peace a Chance,” as “something for the people to sing,” he explained in an interview in August of that same year. While later on Lennon and others believed the song “Power to the People” was written 10 years too late, I would say it was actually way ahead of its time.

Related: Read Rick Gilman’s September column, “A new game in town.”

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