“Simple Ben” is the classic song from John J Francis that featured in the 1971 cult surf movie “Morning Of The Earth”. Perhaps the most popular from the film soundtrack.
This version was re-recorded in 2008 for the touring stage production of “Morning Of the Earth” and features Brian Cadd, Lior, Mike Rudd and Old Man River.
An easy story and song with a great message that you’ll find yourself singing all day long.
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