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"Billy Jack" opened in U.S. theaters on May 1, 1971. It was the 5th highest-grossing movie of the year.
"One Tin Soldier (The Legend of Billy Jack)", by one-hit wonder Coven, debuted at #87 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending September 18, 1971. It spent 12 weeks on the chart, peaking at #26, although in my memory it received enough radio airplay to seem like a top 10 hit. Two reissues in 1973, a new recording and the original, generated little listener interest.