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Zager and Evans were a Lincoln, Nebraska rock-pop duo of the late 1960s and early 1970s named after the it's two name-sake members, Denny Zager and Rick Evans. Artists Dave Trupp and Mark Dalton backed up the duo. Nickname: Star City Location in Nebraska Coordinates: Country   State     County United States   Nebraska     Lancaster Founded[1]   Renamed   Incorporated 1856   July 29, 1867   April 1, 1869 Mayor Coleen Seng Area    - City 195. ... Rock is a form of popular music from the mid 20th century which typically features a vocal melody (often with vocal harmony) that is supported by accompaniment of electric guitars, a bass guitar, and drums, often with a strong back beat. ... Popular music is music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more of the mass media. ... Look up Duo, duo, and duo- in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... Denny Zager (born 1943), from Lincoln, Nebraska, USA was a member of the band Zager and Evans. ... Rick Evans (Born 20 January 1943) is a chart-topping American singer and guitarist, from 1962 he played with the Eccentrics, a group which also included Denny Zager. ...


Zager and Evans are best known for their immensely popular "In the Year 2525", written by Rick Evans. The song warned of the dangers of technology, portraying a future in which the human race would at length be destroyed by its own technological and medical innovations and Divine wrath. The last stanza of the song intimates a continuing cycle of birth, death and rebirth of mankind. In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus) is the title of a hit song from 1969 by the Lincoln, Nebraska duo Zager and Evans, which reached number 1 in the Billboard Charts for 6 weeks, commencing July 21. ... Human beings are defined variously in biological, spiritual, and cultural terms, or in combinations thereof. ... Birth is the process in animals by which an offspring is expelled from the body of its mother. ... A hawk eating its prey Death is the end of life, the full cessation of vital functions in a biological organism. ... Rebirth may refer the following spiritual/religious concepts: Reincarnation Buddhist Rebirth The experience of being born again in Christianity Rebirth may also refer to: Rebirth, an album by Pain Rebirth, an album by Jennifer Lopez Rebirth, an album by Gackt Rebirth, an album by Angra ReBirth RB-338, software synthesizer... Look up Mankind in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


"In the Year 2525" hit number one on the pop charts in 1969. Coincidentally, it was number one on 20 July 1969 in USA, the date of the first manned moon landing by astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. It was nominated for a special Hugo Award that same year. Number One or number one is used in a variety of meanings: // 2 is literally the number one #1, a single by rapper Nelly Number Ones, an album by Michael Jackson Number 1, a song by Goldfrapp Number 1, a song by Pharrell Number One, a song by Hazel Fernandes... This article is about the former American astronaut. ... Colonel Buzz Eugene Aldrin, Sc. ... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ...


The band signed with RCA records, who claimed they were "The Next Big Thing", but follow-up singles, such as "Mr. Turnkey" achieved only minor success. "In The Year 2525" was their last top 40 song. RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... A song is a relatively short musical composition for the human voice (commonly accompanied by other musical instruments), which features words (lyrics). ...


Trivia

  • "In the year 2525" claimed the #1 spot on American pop charts for six weeks, a remarkable achievement. "2525" also topped the charts in the UK.
  • The song was originally written in 1964 and recorded and released in 1967 on the Truth Records label. After a radio station in Odessa, Texas popularized the two-year old record, RCA Records distributed the song nationwide.
  • Sales of the original #1 hit recording of "In The Year 2525" (including singles sales, album usage and compilation inclusions) now total over 10 million units worldwide.
  • Paul Solecki, a singer-songwriter from Kansas residing in Cork, Ireland, wrote an ode to Zager and Evans that appears on his 2005 CD release Paul and Me.
  • Denny Zager and Rick Evans no longer perform as a duo, but they both remain in the music business and remain friends.
  • "In The Year 2525" has been covered by both industrial frontrunners Laibach as well as gothic rock frontrunners Fields of the Nephilim
  • Zager and his son operate a web business selling guitars modified for easy playability and offering video guitar lessons. Thats irony for you.

See also: 1963 in music, other events of 1964, 1965 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 1 - Top of the Pops premieres on BBC television. ... See also: 1966 in music, other events of 1967, 1968 in music, 1960s in music and the list of years in music 1967 was an important year for psychedelic music, with releases from the Beatles Sgt. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards and appeal to a wider international audience, this article may require cleanup. ... Nickname: City of Contrasts Location Location within the state of Texas Government County Ector County Mayor leader_name = Larry Melton {{{leader_name}}} Geographical characteristics Area     City 95. ... RCA Records is one of the flagship labels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. ... CD may stand for: Compact Disc Canadian Forces Decoration Cash Dispenser (at least used in Japan) CD LPMud Driver Centrum-Demokraterne (Centre Democrats of Denmark) Certificate of Deposit ÄŒeské Dráhy (Czech Railways) Chad (NATO country code) Chalmers Datorförening (computer club of the Chalmers University of Technology) a 1960s... In the Year 2525 (Exordium and Terminus) is the title of a hit song from 1969 by the Lincoln, Nebraska duo Zager and Evans, which reached number 1 in the Billboard Charts for 6 weeks, commencing July 21. ... Laibach is the German name for Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia; Laibach is a Slovenian industrial musical group, named after the place name; Congress of Laibach was held in 1821 in todays Ljubljana. ... Gothic rock (also called goth rock or goth) is a genre of rock music that originated during the late 1970s. ... This article or section seems not to be written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia entry. ...

External links

  • Biographical info on Mark Dalton

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Zager and Evans - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (233 words)
Zager and Evans were a Lincoln, Nebraska rock-pop duo of the late 1960s and early 1970s named after its two members, Denny Zager and Rick Evans.
They are best known for the prophetic song "In the Year 2525", which was written by Rick Evans and presented views on the dangers of technology as it portrays humanity as being increasingly destroyed by its own technological innovations and inability to adapt.
In 1969 their single "In the Year 2525" hit #1 on the charts.
Zager And Evans (163 words)
Evans left that band in 1965 but the pair teamed up again at the end of the decade.
Zager had written In The Year 2525 five years earlier, and they recorded it in Texas in 1968.
Unable to follow this success, Zager quit in 1970; neither he nor Evans were heard from again, although RCA continued to release their recordings for some time in attempts to make lightning strike twice.
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