The singer, songwriter and guitarist also wrote (I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden and played on seminal albums by Bob Dylan and Simon and Garfunkel. But did you know he wrote Deep Purple's hit Hush?
One of Billie Holiday's most iconic songs is "Strange Fruit," a haunting protest against the inhumanity of racism. Many people know that the man who wrote the song was inspired by a photograph of a lynching. But they might not realize that he's also tied to an iconic event in America's history.
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