Chart Position: 1

  • #18 bestseller for 1966
  • Won Best contemporary (Rock & Roll) recording Grammy award, even though it is not rock and roll
  • Written and produced by Geoff Stephens
  • Lead vocals: John Carter
  • Recorded in the U.K.
  • Vocalist John Carter sang through a megaphone in order to achieve a sound reminiscent of popular 1920’s vocalist Rudy Vallee
  • This is New Vaudeville Band’s only U.S. #1 single
  • Winchester Cathedral is located in Hampshire U.K.
  • Later recorded by Dana Rollin (1966), Frank Sinatra (1966), Rudy Vallee (1967), Claude Francois (1966), Lawrence Welk & His Orchestra (1967), Margaret Whiting  (1966), Laurie Holloway Quartet (1966), Willie Mitchell (1967), Stonemans (1967), Four Freshmen (1968), Canadian Sweethearts (1967), Le grande orchestere de Paul Mauriat (1966),  Dizzy Gillespie (1966), Nancy Wilson (1967), Petula Clark (1967), Bob Crewe Generation (1967), Tony Randall (1967), Shadows (1967), Jay Five Instrumental (1967), Ray Conniff & Singers (1967), Skitch Henderson (1967), Baja Marimba Band (1967), Nelson Riddle (1967), Floyd Cramer (1967), Peter Nero (1967), James Last-Band (1967), Firehouse Five Plus Two (1969), Ding Dongs (1970), Taco (1984), Spacemen (1997), Geoff Stephens (2016) and many more

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