FlinterFile: New Vaudeville Band- Winchester Cathedral


In 1966, Geoff Stephens shook up the charts with a song that was not quite like what was popular at the time. The name tells what the sound was like: the vaudeville sound of the 1930s. To get closer to that sound, he sang the song through a megaphone. He was inspired by a picture of the Winchester Cathedral on a calender, which is in Hampshire. Later, the song would be covered by artists like Frank Sinatra and Petula Clark. The song became a hit: number 4 in the UK and number 1 in the US. It even got a grammy for the best rock & roll song! Enjoy

The New Vaudeville Band- Winchester Cathedral

Posted on November 19, 2015, in 1960-1969, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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