Tin Pan Alley: Into the Big White Pad

Capitol Records has just released a pop song that may well cause 45 revolutions per minute. Called Big John, it is a teenagers' tribute to the new President of the U.S., filled with sensual sighs and a syncopated rhythm. Sample stanzas:

Big John, now you're the President. Big John, you're tougher than cement. We need you, you're the leader of the U.S.A.

Big John, now everyone is glad Your home will be that big white pad. Mr. J.F.K., you're the leader of the U.S.A.

Now the other man was a good man, But the people wanted you more. 'Cause...

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