Victor Lundberg - Later Years

Later Years

Encouraged by the single's success, Liberty released an entire album of Lundberg's musings, entitled An Open Letter. The album featured ten selections, many of which took a less strongly conservative line than "Teenage Son". "My Buddy Carl" (originally the B-side of the hit single) decried racial prejudice, while "On Censorship", takes an almost Libertarian view of "self-appointed ... censorious do-gooders". (Lundberg is sometimes identified as a leader of the Libertarian Party, but sources differ as to whether he was actually a member; the national party was not formed until 1971.) The album failed to make the record charts, though, and Lundberg's letters faded into oblivion. He died in 1990.

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