Song of the day: Louis Armstrong- What A Wonderful World
Bob Thiele and George David Weiss wrote a song in the sixties which would be very famous, and even better: in the original version! In 1967, Louis Armstrong recorded the song, which would be number 1 in the UK and number 12 in the US. The optimistic song was first given to Tony Benett, who did not want it. He would later record a cover of the song. Louis Armstrong would be the oldest male artist in the charts hitting number one, until Tom Jones did the same with a cover of Islands in the Stream. The song would be a hit again in 1988, when it was used in the movie Good morning, Vietnam. The only mistake is that it is played on the radio here in the year 1965, when the song was not yet recorded! Enjoy
Louis Armstrong- What A Wonderful World
Posted on September 17, 2014, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1967, Bob Thiele, FlinterFiles Song Archive, George David Weiss, good morning vietnam, louis armstrong, Music, number one, optimistic song, sixties, Tony Benett, what a wonderful world. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.