Easy To Be Hard – Hair (1967), Three Dog Night (1969)

Cover of "Suitable for Framing"
Cover of Suitable for Framing

The song “Easy To Be Hard” was the second Top 10 Hit by Three Dog Night in 1969. It reached the #4 position on the charts. The song was featured on the Three Dog Night long-playing vinyl record, Suitable For Framing.

Here is a fan video based upon the audio recording with clever graphics that defined the era explicitly.

The song, “Easy To Be Hard” was first heard as part of the Broadway rock musical, Hair in 1967

 A product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revolution of the 1960s, several of its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War peace movement. The musical’s profanity, its depiction of the use of illegal drugs, its treatment of sexuality, its irreverence for the American flag, and its nude scene caused much comment and controversy.[1] The musical broke new ground in musical theatre by defining the genre of “rock musical”, using a racially integrated cast, and inviting the audience onstage for a “Be-In” finale.[2]


This music video of “Easy To Be Hard”  is from the movie version of Hair from 1979.

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