Australian singles charts:
Get Together entered the Kent charts on 20 September 1969 and peaked at #9. The song was #75 on the Top 100 of 1969.
Get Together is an appeal for peace and brotherhood, presenting the polarity of love versus fear, and the choice to be made between them. It is best remembered for the impassioned plea in the lines of its refrain (“Come on people now/Smile on your brother/Everybody get together/Try to love one another right now”), which is repeated several times in succession to bring the song to its conclusion.
Read more: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Get_Together_(Youngbloods_song)
Get Together was written as Let’s Get Together by Chester Powers, aka Dino Valenti.
In 1964, The Kingston Trio became the first to record the song, including it on their album Back In Town.
The Youngbloods heard the song in 1967 at the Cafe Au Go Go in Greenwich Village when the singer Buzzy Linhart performed it. Jesse Colin Young went backstage and had Linhart write out the lyrics for the song, which The Youngbloods then recorded.
Read more: www.songfacts.com/facts/the-youngbloods/get-together
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