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The British, Invaded…

The Red Navy Singers, Dancers & Musicians bringing down the Iron Curtain with their version of  “Let It Be” on a goodwill tour in Cardiff in 1989

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… and click here for 14 other so-dreadful-they’re-delightful perversions of the works of The Lads from Liverpool at Open Culture’s “The 15 Worst Beatles Cover Songs.”  William Shattner, Sean Connery, Mrs. Miller, Tiny Tim, Mae West, Wing (by all means, do check out Wing!)– the hits just keep on comin’!

[TotH to Pop Loser]

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As we reconsider Muzak and Mantovani, we might recall that it was on this date in 1963 that Japanese crooner Kyu Sakamoto became the first (and so far, the only) artist to #1 hit on the American pop charts with a song sung entirely in Japanese.  originally titled “Ue O Muite Aruk” (roughly, “I look up when I walk”), an American record company executive retitled Sakamoto’s ballad “Sukiyaki.”  (see/hear it here.)

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Written by LW

June 15, 2012 at 1:01 am

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