FlinterFile: Roger Whittaker- The Last Farewell
In 1971, Roger Whittaker released his only big US hit. The song was written by Ron Webster, who was an amateur folk singer. He wrote the lyrics when he was on a bus, driving through the pooring rain, and he wished he was somewhere warm. Roger Whittaker had a radio show in which he invited listeners to send lyrics, which he would sing to his own music. Ron Webster did so, and Roger Whittaker recorded the song. Four years later, the song was released in the US, when the wife of a radio programmer heard the song in Canada. In the US, it became a number 19 hit, in the UK it was number 2! Enjoy
Roger Whittaker- The Last Farewell
Posted on January 26, 2016, in 1970-1979, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1971, FlinterFiles Song Archive, hit, Music, number 2, radio, roger whittaker, ron webster, seventies, the last farewell. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.