Well, this episode of the Battle of the Bands, based on the covers of the melancholy song, "Seasons in the Sun," results are in. It was a close race between two candidates.
AND THE WINNER IS:
Terry Jacks, with 8 votes.
Interestingly, Terry Jacks adapted a Rod McKuen translation of Jacques Brel's chason "Le Mortain" that he intended originally for The Beach Boys. I wonder what they would have made of it. They certainly did definitive versions of their own songs, and "Sloop John B," also done by the Kingston Trio.
The Kingston Trio -- 7 votes
Jacques Brel got 1 vote. Was this the electoral equivalent of pity sex or weak applause; or a recognition of greater poignancy in the French version.
Thank you all for participating in this Battle of the Bands. Actually, one trio group and two solo singers; but who's counting?
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