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‘Flowers Are Red,’ Harry Chapin and Chevy Chase at Capitol Theatre

One of my favorite entries so far in the 350 Jersey Songs series is a clip of John Belushi guesting with The Allman Brothers Band at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic. So here’s something similar: Chevy Chase duetting with Harry Chapin at the Capitol, in 1978. The occasion was a benefit concert for Bill Bradley’s U.S. Senate campaign (which was ultimately successful). The Roches also performed, and Dustin Hoffman spoke about Bradley and read a long poem, Kenneth Koch’s “Some General Instructions.” In the clip below, watch Chase join Chapin for the nonconformity anthem, “Flowers Are Red,” which Chapin included on his 1978 album, Living Room Suite. Continue Reading →

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