The musician, folk singer, and songwriter, John Stewart passed away.
Stewart is known for more than music, he campaigned with Bobby Kennedy on his ill-fated 1968 Presidential bid, and his song "The Last Campaign" is a touching memorial for Kennedy.
He also wrote the Monkees' 'Daydream Believer.' 'I'm a Believer' was written by Neil Diamond. Stewart was a bit darker in his music than is assumed. The lyric for 'Daydream Believer' was intended to be "you once looked at me as a white knight on a steed, now you know how funky I can be". Which was SUPPOSED to mean "now you've seen me at my worst". Someone in the Monkees organization changed the lyric to the lightweight "know you know how happy I can be", which completely lost the meaning in favor of squeaky clean imagery. Sigh...
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