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Calcutta

This is my cover of “Calcutta”, which was a Billboard number one hit for Lawrence Welk in 1961. It was also covered by the Ventures on their 1963 album, “The Ventures Play Telstar, The Lonely Bull”.

Originally titled “Tivoli Melody” and written in 1958 by Heino Gaze and Hans Bradtke, “Calcutta!” was released as a single by Dot Records in 1961 and soon after topped the charts, knocking The Shirelles’ “Will You Love Me Tomorrow” out of the top position. Welk, who was then 57 years old, earned the distinction of being the oldest artist at the time to ever top the pop charts.

January 26, 2017 at 3:48 pm Leave a comment


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