Give+It+To+The+People+giveittothepeople#11 – The Righteous Brothers – “Rock and Roll Heaven” – (1974)

This song is actually a cover. It was originally done by Climax but the Righteous Brothers took it to #3 in the U.S. The song is about deceased rock stars and how heaven must have “one hell of a band.” They mention Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Jim Croce, Otis Redding, and Bobby Darin. It’s catchy. And interesting. And creepy: “there’s a spotlight waiting no matter who you are…” implying that the grim reaper is sitting in wait so you can sing for him when he gets you.

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