In 1966, country singer and former disc jockey Buddy Starcher recorded a song to describe eerie similarities between the assassinations of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy. It goes:
“Both President Lincoln and President Kennedy were concerned / With the issue of civil rights / Lincoln was elected in 1860 / Kennedy was elected in 1960 / One hundred years apart.”
Starcher also details similarities between the successors of both assassinated Presidents. But what might be even weirder is that a week after Starcher’s song hit airwaves, big-band, scat singer Cab Calloway recorded his own version. One can only wonder if Calloway was cleverly reinforcing Starcher’s point that history does in fact repeat itself.
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