Cheryl Barnes singing Easy to be Hard, probaby the best track from the film version of Hair. The song was written by Gerome Ragni, co-author of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. The musical debuted in 1967 and hit Broadway in 1968. Milos Forman’s film version was released in 1979.
Too much bitter, hard political infighting on the left lately.
Cheryl Barnes’ performance was nothing short of monumental. It was her one and only public performance, too; she was working as a maid when she was discovered, and after Hair she had a career teaching piano.