Promo, RCA, 1970.
vinyl condition: VG
B-side is a cover of Bob Dylan.
Michael James Brody, Jr. was an heir to the Good Luck Margarine fortune.
In January 1970, on his 21st birthday, he rented a mansion in Scarsdale, New York, and with his bride (whom he had met two weeks before when she came to Scarsdale to sell hash to his friends) announced to the world that he would start giving away his fortune to anyone who asked because he wanted "peace in the world."
To all who asked, he wrote thousands of dollars worth of personal checks. The response was so overwhelming he soon went in hiding. Moments later, many recipients of his checks found them returned for insufficient funds.
Michael's gift giving career ended in April 1970 when he was temporarily committed to a California mental institution after filing a false police report, and was subsequently arrested on a charge of marijuana possession.
In late 1971, he was arrested for making threats against the life of President Richard Nixon, but was soon found sitting on the lawn of his sister's house in Norwalk, Connecticut while the house burned to the ground. Although Brody was arrested on arson, the charges were later dropped.
Michael soon faded from public view, and subsequently took his own life.