45 RPM Record; Songs From Memorial At St. Patrick's Cathedral
New York, NY: Columbia Records, 1968. Pictorial front and back. 7.25" x 7.25" sleeve with 45 RPM record. Light wear at edges, otherwise fine. Double sided vinyl with "Battle Hymn of the Republic" and "Ave Maria" as sung by Andy Williams at the Memorial Service held for Bobby Kennedy at St. Patrick's Cathedral on June 8th, two days after his assassination following his winning the California Democratic Primary.
Robert Kennedy (1925 - 1968), known to the public and family as either RFK or "Bobby", he was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy. He served as the 64th U. S. Attorney General until 1964 when he ran for and won a Senate seat from New York. He gained national attention as the chief counsel of the Senate Labor Rackets Committee from 1957 to 1959, where he publicly challenged Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa over the union's corrupt practices. His tenure is AG is best known for its advocacy for the civil rights movement, the fight against organized crime and the Mafia, and involvement in U.S. foreign policy related to Cuba. On June 6, 1968, he was shot in the hotel kitchen as he was leaving his primary win celebration. A devout Catholic, from a well connected Catholic family, the Nation's largest cathedral in his home state was the appropriate place for his memorial service. Fine. Item #2155