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  • #12 bestseller for 1966
  • Adapted from the film Born Free
  • Won an Academy Award for Best song
  • Written by Don Black and John Barry
  • Originally recorded by Matt Monro (1966)
  • Keyboards: Roger Williams
  • This is Roger Williams’ biggest hit single
  • Also recorded by Melvin Leed (1966), Don Ho (1966), Andy Williams (1967), Jerry Vale (1967), Trini Lopez (1967), Frank Sinatra (1967), Nancy Wilson (1967), Bobby Vinton (1967), Lettermen (1967), Little Anthony & Imperials (1967), Charlie Byrd w/Orchestra & Chorus (1967), Kamahl (1967), Ray Conniff & Singers (1967), Lenny Welch (1967), Al Martino (1967), James Darren (1967), Les Baxter Orchestra & Chorus (1967), Hesitations (1968), Jim Nabors (1968), Clara Ward (1969), Mormon Tabernacle Choir (1971), Roger Whittaker (1990), Russell Watson (2007), Andy Abraham (2012) and many others

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