Minnesota Music Hall of Famer joins the Borderland airwaves
By Kris Norton (6/11/2020), Kris@ksdmradio.com
International Falls – Minnesota-born Music Hall of Famer Jonathan Edwards joined the crew on Never on a Sunday just shy of his Golden Record single’s Golden Anniversary. Edwards, singer/songwriter of Sunshine (Go Away Today), hit #4 on the U.S. Billboard Top 100 and closed out 1972 ahead of Elton John’s Rocketman, and Rockin’ Robin by Michael Jackson. If not for a single late-night mistake, the world may not have been given Sunshine in the same way.
Edwards shared what Sunshine’s success and reception have meant to him and the audience:
In times of confict, and regular life in general, music takes on many distinct meanings.
As a counter to President Nixon and the military draft, Jonathan, and his music, is no stranger to activism. In our current climate of civil unrest, Edwards drew parallels to his experiences and participation in the May Day Anti-War Rally at the foot of the Washington Monument in1971.
A publishing date for Jonathan Edwards’ memoirs has not currently been set. In the full interview between Jonathan Edwards, Kris, and Dawn, Edwards also shares where he would have been 50 years ago and how he has been spending his time now.
The full interview with Jonathan Edwards is available here: