In 1968, following the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and President Kennedy's brother, Robert Kennedy, the song "Abraham, Martin and John" was written by Dick Holler and recorded by Dion. (Abraham referred to President Lincoln.) The song hit No. 4 in the charts that year.
The lyrics go:
"Anybody here seen my old friend John?
Can you tell me where he's gone?
He freed a lot of people,
But it seems the good, they die young."