The Spokesmen were an American pop music trio. They scored a hit single in the U.S. in 1965 with the tune "The Dawn of Correction", which was a partially sarcastic counterpoint and answer record to Barry McGuire's protest song, "Eve of Destruction". The song was written by the group's members, John Medora, David White, and Ray Gilmore, the latter a long time radio personality at WIBG (Wibbage) 990AM in Philadelphia, Pa. The tune hit #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. They also released a remake of the Beatles' "Michelle" as a single on Decca Records that got significant airplay on WIBG.[1]

Co-composers White and Medora had previously co-written several hit singles, including "At the Hop" for Danny and the Juniors; "You Don't Own Me" for Lesley Gore; and "1-2-3" for Len Barry.


David White died on March 17, 2019, at the age of 79.[2]

On June 25, 2019, The New York Times Magazine listed The Spokesmen among hundreds of artists whose material was reportedly destroyed in the 2008 Universal fire.[3]





  • August 1965: “The Dawn of Correction” / “For You Babe”
  • November 1965: “It Ain’t Fair” / “Have Courage, Be Careful”
  • December 1965: “Michelle” / “Better Days Are Yet to Come”
  • May 1966: “Today's the Day” / “Enchante”
  • November 1966: “I Love How You Love Me” / “Beautiful Girl”
  • 1967: “Flashback” / “Mary Jane”[5]


  1. ^ The Spokesmen at
  2. ^ "David White, 'At the Hop,' 'You Don't Own Me' Songwriter, Dies". 23 July 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  3. ^ Rosen, Jody (25 June 2019). "Here Are Hundreds More Artists Whose Tapes Were Destroyed in the UMG Fire". The New York Times. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  4. ^ "The Spokesmen - The Dawn Of Correction". Discogs. Retrieved 18 March 2019.
  5. ^ "The Spokesmen Discography - USA". Retrieved 18 March 2019.